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ERIC Number: ED031178
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan-27
Pages: 81
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Report to Roger Williams College.
Considering a satellite program for a local housing park, Roger Williams College examined (1) its feasibility, (2) alternate ways of setting it up, (3) sources of funds, (4) curriculum design, (5) selection of staff. Park residents were asked to share in planning, decisions, implementation, and operation. As initial reaction was wary, the college had not only to gather data, but also to keep interested groups informed. Publicity was planned to prevent cross-cultural friction. The program, for 40-45 students, was to provide (1) field study to complement main-campus study, (2) a site for pilot projects in practical new study methods, (3) collaboration with residents for individual development. It was to start within the college's resources, with later help from OEO or HEW. The director was to be paid from private funds, his staff to include two members from the college, plus Peace Corps and graduate school recruits. Curriculum selection and planning, community cooperation, credit, etc. were discussed. Recommendations include: more space in the park; a residents' advisory committee; credit for some courses; outside speakers' fund; early student orientation; program documentation and evaluation; involvement of students and residents in all decisions; a faculty that will live in the park, include at least one woman, have continuity, be active in park affairs, report regularly, and meet with main-campus staff. (HH)
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Identifiers: Rhode Island