ERIC Number: ED027881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Report on Six Seminars to Assist in Planning a High Rise, High Density Urban Campus for Manhattan Community College.
Caudill, Rowlett, and Scott, New York, NY.
The problem here was to create, on 4.5 acres of Lower Manhattan, a junior college to meet the needs of 11,000 full- and part-time students and the urban community. In 1968, educators, business leaders, politicians, architects, urban planners, et al. attended six seminars. The following were considered the most important aspects of the total problem. (1) There should be neither physical nor symbolic barriers between campus and community, this outreach to include pre-admission counseling, a search for both non-applicants and dropouts, continuing education courses, local business contacts, field trips, and reciprocal arrangements with neighborhood government agencies. (2) Programed instruction link-ups would make practical the decentralized campus and the high-rise building. (3) Participant sports (handball, swimming), rather than spectator, besides being healthful, would strengthen the outreach philosophy. (4) A 24-hour Learning Center to accommodate students' varied work and study hours would combine student union, library, cafeteria, classroom, and enhance educational accessibility. (5) Experiments in housing should be made to help sever the student's ties with his familiar ghetto, e.g., rest cubicles, fresh-up rooms, or compulsory dormitories for underachievers. (6) To become a part of the new "urban fabric," the college should take advantage of its situation in the newly developing surroundings of housing, commerce, parks, plazas, and parking and traffic patterns. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Caudill, Rowlett, and Scott, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York