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ERIC Number: ED044539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Pages: 34
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Structural Innovations in Higher Education to Meet Social Needs.
Vallance, Theodore R.
This paper focuses on innovative organizations within 9 higher education institutions that were designed specifically to respond to endemic social needs such as poverty, crime, widespread ill health, racial conflict and the maladministration of justice. The institutions discussed are: The College of Human Resourses and Education (West Virginia), The Lila Acheson Wallace School of Community Service & Public Affairs (Oregon), The College of Environmental Design (California, Berkeley), The College of Human Development (Pennsylvania State), The College of Human Ecology (Cornell), The Transportation Center (Northwestern), The Institute for Human Services (Boston College), The Collegiate System (New York State, Buffalo), The Division of General & Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Washington. There is a general description of the findings and an analysis of organizational programs within 64 institutions that were applicable to the study. The author concludes that the interdepartmental institute or center represents the most common form that such programs take and highlights the need for intrauniversity research in this area. Appendices list universities and colleges polled who had applicable programs, the specific programs considered by the study, and the letter used to solicit information about these programs. (VM)
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.