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ERIC Number: ED172641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Urban Grant University Act of 1977. Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives. Ninety-Fifth Congress, Second Session on H.R. 7328 (January 25, March 23, April 28, July 3, and October 25, 1978).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Hearings held before the U.S. House of Representatives on H.R. 7328, a bill to amend Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a system of grants for urban universities, are presented. An urban area means a standard metropolitan statistical area having a population of not less than 500,000 persons, and an urban university means an institution of higher education that is located in an urban area, draws a substantial portion of its undergraduate body from the surrounding urban area, has the present capacity to carry out urban-oriented education, research, and service activities, and offers a wide range of professional or graduate programs. The legislation authorizes Federal support for the development and delivery of programs by the university of research and services to aid cities with their problems. The urban university must submit a comprehensive multidisciplinary plan for the provision of educational, research, and service programs designed to meet specific problems faced by the urban area in which it is located, and the local government must review and comment upon the plan. An advisory council must be formed to review and comment upon all applications. Congressmen and representatives of universities and concerned agencies discuss the bill and the role of urban universities. (SW)
Descriptors: College Role, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Educational Legislation, Educational Programs, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Government School Relationship, Grants, Hearings, Higher Education, Metropolitan Areas, Program Development, Research Projects, School Community Relationship, Urban Areas, Urban Planning, Urban Problems, Urban Universities
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers: H R 7328 (95th Cong 2d Sess); Higher Education Act Title I
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