ERIC Number: ED022421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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[The University's Role in Urban Affairs.]
Gardner, John W.
Universities have either ignored or made only piecemeal attempts to solve the gravest domestic problem in US history, the urban crisis. Although institutional barriers, such as specialized or entrenched interests, ignorance of municipal complexities, and faculty prerogatives and research habits, hinder active off campus involvement, academic priorities should and can be reshuffled to focus attention on the significant intellectual questions and specific technical needs of the city. Presently existing reservoirs of faculty and student talent and concern could be tapped for "urban task forces" that would cooperate with or help create local urban coalitions. By forming new relationships with other community elements, universities could render the nation, and probably themselves, a great service. (JS)
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Higher Education, Research, Social Environment, Urban Environment, Urban Universities
American Council on Education, 1785 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Urban Coalition
Note: Paper presented at 51st Annual Meeting of American Council on Education, 1968; to be published in THE FUTURE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY, John Caffrey, ed.