This research was done by campus-autonomy team of UGM Student Council directed by Arif Zulkifli. This research was conducted from September until October 2000.
The background of this research was: campus autonomy was programmed by government to give freedom to campuses to manage their internal and external matters and stop higher-educational subsidiary. This policy would give some effects, especially the increase of school fee.
The objectives of the research were: (1) to get general illustration of campus autonomy, (2) to know the benefits of campus autonomy students get, (3) to know negative effects of campus autonomy students get.
The research method used was survey. The explanation level used was descriptive
Sampling technique was done by giving questioner with stratified random proportional sample to students.
Data accumulation technique was done by doing structural interview and distributing questioner to students.
Data analysis and type was qualitative and quantitative.
Research location was simultaneous in various universities such as University of Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology, Gadjah Mada University, Bogor Agricultural University; our team was posted at UGM.
Research Object was UGM students and ten percent of 45 thousand students were taken as the respondent. This research was done by 450 volunteers. One volunteer was responsible to ten respondents.
The result of this research shows that: (1) Campus autonomy is considered as the trick of the government to get rid of its responsibility upon higher education, (2) Campuses autonomy is considered as another trick of the government to prevent student demonstrations. If campus autonomy is applied, higher-educational subsidiary is no longer given, so school fee will be higher. The effect of that condition is students might not do the demonstrations anymore; because if they did, their length of study would be longer and the school fee would be increased. What they did was only study, they did not care the government’s political will, (3) Most of the students agreed with campus autonomy and approximately 80% of them refused the subsidiary stop, (4) Students insisted on being given opportunity to send their representative to MWA/Majelis Wali Amanat (the committee which is concerned about the policies, vision and mission of the university). Finally Rector agreed with students’ demand and two students became the member of MWA.
This research was published by UGM campus bulletin

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