ERIC Number: ED393387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Urban University Program, RR-92-02.
Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
This report evaluates the Urban University Program (UUP), designed to improve urban outreach activities at eight Ohio Universities: Cleveland State University, Kent State University, Ohio State University, University of Akron, University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo, Wright State University, and Youngstown State University. The UUP provides training and education, research, technical assistance, and data base services to Ohio's urban areas. Assessment involved interviews, observation of meetings, and program document review. Findings are reported in terms of the purpose, funding, organization, and impact of the program. The report concludes that the program has accomplished the general intent of addressing the needs of Ohio's urban centers in a positive manner. Suggested improvements in the program include better information on its impact on cities, a more equal distribution of funds among the eight schools, more priority to developing a state-level audience, more focus by UUP leadership on issues important to program success, and more coordination of local and regional efforts. Recommendations include development of statutory language to clarify the intent of UUP and development of an ongoing evaluation program. Appendixes provide the background questions used for analysis, a summary of UUP activities by school, a listing of research and technical assistance grants, and recommendations by and responses to the review panel. (NAV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.