ERIC Number: ED063898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Student Consultant Project (SCP): A Case Study of Student Involvement in Social Action.
Pittsburgh Univ., PA. University Urban Interface Program.
The Student Consultant Project (SCP) at the University of Pittsburgh is designed to bring technical assistance from the university to ghetto community businessmen. SCP represents a working model of student involvement with social action, an ongoing effort within the community emphasizing cooperation between the university and 1 of its constituencies. Since its inception in October of 1969, the project has won considerable support from community organizations, students, and university administrators. As an example of university-urban interaction, the program attracted the attention of the University Urban Interface Program as a candidate for study under the Minority and Urban Services priority. Because it was operational and provided ongoing services to the community, the opportunity to document its achievements, to help systematize its procedures, and to raise issues pertinent to future plans warranted its inclusion in the Operation Outreach Studies of UUIP. Accordingly, 3 tasks reported on here were agreed to for study: (1) an historical overview of the SCP; (2) a manual of procedures for the consultant; and (3) a report on problem areas within the areas of communication, control, information flow, and analysis. (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.