ERIC Number: ED049028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Environmental Studies at the CIC Universities--A Survey.
Ragland, Kenneth W.; Smith, Thomas W.
This survey presents the highlights (not an inventory) of the environmental studies, capabilities, and instrumentalities on the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) campuses. The CIC institutions include the University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Wisconsin, and the University of Chicago. The survey was conducted during 1970 by a team from the University of Wisconsin by means of on-site interviews and conferences with faculty members, researchers, administrators, and students. These components of environmental studies are reviewed: university-wide committees, centers and institutes for environmental studies; interdisciplinary environmental research; university external affairs; student environmental activities; and rationale behind formation of new environmental institutes. Conclusions indicate that seven of the CIC Universities have established, or are establishing, university-wide Environmental Study Centers or Institutes, and that a variety of new environmentally-oriented courses in many disciplines are being developed. Other conclusions and recommendations are provided. Appendices include persons contacted, new courses, and student environmental organizations. (PR)
Descriptors: College Programs, Environment, Environmental Education, Environmental Research, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions, Programs, Universities
Committee on Institutional Cooperation, Staff Offices, Suite 970, 1603 Orrington Ave., Evanston, Ill. 60201
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Authoring Institution: Committee on Institutional Cooperation.