ERIC Number: ED237035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-16
Reference Count: 0
Education for a Productive Society. Remarks to the National Commission on Excellence in Education. (Public Hearing, Denver, Colorado, September 16, 1982).
The link between education and work and the situation at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are discussed by the university chancellor in testimony to the National Commission on Excellence in Education. Characteristics of this urban, commuter university and its students are described, along with historical changes in the role of the University of Colorado. The university serves both the traditional-aged college student and employed adults, as well as retired persons, homemakers, and military personnel. It is suggested that currently, higher education is urban-centered, meeting local needs, solving regional problems, and providing lifelong educational opportunities. Changing characteristics of the Colorado Springs area are also described, along with the university's efforts to be responsive to community needs. These responses include class scheduling for 6 days a week and offering new degree programs, including computer science, chemistry, physics, and anthropology. There have been increasing demands for engineering and business courses with the growth of electronic and microprocessor companies. While responding to these educational demands, the university continues to emphasize a broad range of liberal arts, science, and professional programs. (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Excellence; National Commission on Excellence in Education; University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Note: For related documents, see HE 016 810-812.