ERIC Number: ED063897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
University-Urban Interface Program.
Pittsburgh Univ., PA. University Urban Interface Program.
The interaction between major metropolitan universities and their urban communities has become a matter of national concern. The increasing intensity of our urban problems and the growing public awareness of them have made these problems a top domestic priority. At the same time, universities, once perceived as cloisters for ineffectual academics, have come to be viewed as a powerful resource for the practical solution of all sorts of national problems, especially those peculiar to the urban environment. The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), long committed to solving urban problems, has instituted the University-Urban Interface Program (UUIP). The major thrust is to study, chronicle, and concurrently evaluate Pitt's community relations efforts and innovations, their successes and failures. Early in the preparation of the program proposal, it was decided that 5 representative projects, from among an unmanageable array of potential issues and opportunities for research and public service, should be carved out for study. Emphasis was to be on research about action programs, not on actual operations. The 5 projects ultimately selected were: (1) minority and community services; (2) campus development; (3) communications; (4) long-range Pittsburgh goals; and (5) university governance for community relations. (Author/HS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. University Urban Interface Program.