ERIC Number: ED034494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the University in the Community. II.
Governmental Research Institute Bulletin, v22 n16 Mar 69
This is the second in a series of 3 bulletins dealing with university-community relationships. The first bulletin examined the role of the university in contemporary American life and described some innovative programs in university-community cooperation. This bulletin presents some areas of cooperation between the University of Nebraska and the city of Lincoln and points out some problem areas in university-local government relations. The third will discuss the response of the University of Nebraska to urban problems within the state. The information was obtained from responses to letters of inquiry sent to several universities and national organizations. This report notes that joint staff meetings, university faculty and staff assistance to the city, and campus-city police cooperation are among the areas of cooperation between Lincoln and the University. Formulation of the cooperative structure and communication are the 2 main problems they have had. It is pointed out that the tax base of many local governments is decreasing because of university expansion that results in additional tax-exempt property. As a partial solution, universities can pay for the cost of fire protection to their campuses, and means of computing this are offered. Other suggestions to help relieve the city's financial plight are: 1) additional kinds of taxes and assessments; 2) increased state aid for local expenditures, and 3) in-lieu-of-tax payments. Arrangements for in-lieu-of-tax payments exist at several universities, and some of these are described. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: Governmental Research Inst., Inc., Lincoln, NE.
Identifiers: University of Nebraska