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ERIC Number: ED069228
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 18
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User Agency Policies and Mechanisms for Utilizing the Resources of Institutions of Higher Education.
Wood, Robert
Higher education institutions have the potential for creating and advancing programs for the betterment of society, but the programs should not be chosen haphazardly and without great thought. Universities, more specifically, can be involved in the areas of production of knowledge and research in domestic affairs, urban and environmental problems, issues of population growth and migration, poverty, and racism. Some guidelines for participating in such programs include: (1) universities should not enter into local political activities in such a way as to upset local power constellations; (2) user agencies and universities should hold each other accountable for the maintenance of high standards of performance; (3) universities should develop more imaginative approaches to the utilization of personnel; (4) universities should emphasize interdisciplinary research and interinstitutional collaboration; (5) universities should utilize discretion in the selection of affiliating user agencies; and (6) universities should readily accept those tasks that relate them symbiotically to their local and national communities. (HS)
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Note: Paper presented to the Conference on Institutions of Higher Education as a Resource in the Solution of National Problems, Washington, D.C., May 8-10, 1972