ERIC Number: ED245854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
UFM: A Community Learning Center. Agency Report [1982-83].
Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. University for Man.
During 1982-83, University for Man (UFM) focused on three areas: the Manhattan, Kansas, community where over 1,000 course programs and community service projects, led by more than 1,000 volunteers ranging in age from 8 to 80, involved over 10,000 participants; the state of Kansas where UFM served 46 communities with rural development/community education programs; and the region where UFM's Appropriate Technology Program promoted self-reliance in the areas of energy, food, shelter, and waste management. Achievements included a joint venture with a minority business to establish a five-county, low-income dwelling weatherization program; a three-state rural library training grant introducing adult humanities programming; designing rural recreation programs for handicapped adults; expanding course offerings from three to five sessions a year; completing a food production teaching landscape encompassing three city lots; and continuing the Lou Douglas Lectures with a 1982 series on arms control and a 1983 series on economic survival. UFM publications and films available for sale/rent include a manual for operating non-credit programs, quarterly newsletter, film history of UFM, and various slide shows. Sources of revenue for the $738,076.69 1982-83 program include grants, contracts, Kansas State University Division of Continuing Education, class fees, contributions, sales, workshops, and tours. (NEC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. University for Man.
Identifiers: Appropriate Technology Program KS; Kansas (Manhattan); University for Man KS
Note: For related document, see RC 014 798.