ERIC Number: ED047256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec-12
Reference Count: 0
A Summary of Activities in Tennessee under Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Third Progress and Evaluation Report.
Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. State Agency for Title I.
An evaluation was made of 38 programs being carried on in Tennessee colleges and universities in 1969 under Title I, Higher Education Act of 1965. During the first four years, 22 Tennessee institutions were involved in 69 proposals, and received a total of $676,385.15 in funds through June 30, 1969. Eight other subcontracts were also awarded to complete Fiscal Year 1966 Proposal Number One (statewide project on identification of community needs). Such areas of concern as leadership training, parent education, urban planning, public health and sanitation, traffic safety, legal services, adult basic education teacher training, school maintenance, and provision of public officials with technical assistance and professional training were taken up in local and statewide projects. Six major problems were uncovered: (1) Congressional funding and legislative uncertainties; (2) weak institutional commitments to community service; (3) resistance to opening channels of communication between "town and gown"; (4) a dearth of strong proposals balancing the aims of Title I; (5) status of faculty engaged in community service and continuing education; and (6) inadequate procedures for measuring the impact of the programs. (LY)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Community Services, Disadvantaged, Economic Development, Extension Education, Federal Aid, Labor Force Development, Leadership Training, Maintenance, Parent Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Evaluation, Public Health, Public Officials, Training, Urban Planning
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. State Agency for Title I.
Identifiers: Higher Education Act Title I; Tennessee