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ERIC Number: ED017866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 35
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Reference Count: 0
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THE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE. PAPER DELIVERED AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES OF CANADA (MONTREAL, OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 3, 1967).
ROSS, MURRAY G.
THE CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AFFECTS THE CHARACTER OF THE WHOLE UNIVERSITY--THE NUMBER AND KIND OF STUDENTS, VARIETY OF FACULTIES, FOCUS OF RESEARCH PROGRAMS, AND THE PACE AND NATURE OF THE UNIVERSITY'S GROWTH. TRADITIONAL GERMAN EMPHASIS ON RESEARCH AND GRADUATE WORK AND BRITISH EMPHASIS ON THE STUDENT AND TEACHING, WHILE STILL EVIDENT IN THE MODERN UNIVERSITY, HAVE BEEN DOMINATED BY A THIRD EMPHASIS, THE AMERICAN CONCERN WITH SERVING THE NEEDS OF A RAPIDLY DEVELOPING DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY, WHICH HAS CULMINATED IN THE MULTIVERSITY. THE PREVAILING ATTITUDE WHICH PUTS COMMUNITY SERVICE AT THE HEAD OF THE UNIVERSITY'S OBJECTIVES IMPLIES THE PARTIAL SURRENDER OF THE COMMITMENT TO DISPASSIONATE OBJECTIVITY, SCHOLARSHIP, AND INTELLECTUAL GROWTH WHICH HAS MADE THE UNIVERSITY A TRULY CREATIVE AGENT IN SOCIETY. ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE KINDS OF SERVICES WHICH THE UNIVERSITY IS UNIQUELY EQUIPPED TO RENDER ARE THEORETICAL STUDIES AND PURE RESEARCH, THE RECRUITMENT OF ABLE STUDENTS, THE EDUCATION OF ADULTS, IMPROVEMENT OF THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM, AND EXPANSION OF GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES. THESE ACTIVITIES ARE INDIGENOUS TO THE UNIVERSITY AND ARE LIKELY TO PROVE OF IMMENSE VALUE TO THE COMMUNITY. (AJ)
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Identifiers: CANADA; UNITED STATES