ERIC Number: ED029588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the University in Community Development.
Pulver, Glen C.; And Others
At the Mid-Continent Conference on "The Role of the University in Community Development," 3 major papers were presented. In the first, Glen C. Pulver dealt with urban problems and used Milwaukee, Wisconsin as an example to illustrate the complexities of modern metropolitan life. Because communication among various groups in the city is necessary for finding solutions, the university needs a wide array of specialists committed to developing trust between its programs and services and those it wants to reach. The experience of University Extension's involvement in the development of Milwaukee has demonstrated the need for the urban university to engage in critical self-examination. Daniel J. Schler discusses the meaning of community development, the concept of a university's role, the problems of assuming new functions and relationships, the nature of the university itself, and the proper institutional responses to community needs. Lee J. Cary cites Title I as indicative of the shift from a project to problem focus--a move toward a comprehensive systems approach to community problems. He believes community development is an appropriate way for the university to address social needs, and the state universities have a special responsibility to serve the people of their state. Discussion of the University of Missouri's extension program indicates the need for more professionals in the field and the broad scope of possible community action. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Adult Education Association of U.S.A., Washington, DC.; National Univ. Extension Association, Minneapolis, Minn.; Association of Univ. Evening Colleges, Norman, OK.
Note: Papers presented at annual Mid-Continent Conference of 3 regional associations, University of Missouri, Columbia, January 12-14, 1969