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ERIC Number: ED081330
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 237
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University-Urban Interface Program. Final Report.
Pittsburgh Univ., PA. University Urban Interface Program.
The major thrust of the University-Urban Interface Program (UUIP) was to study the interface between Pittsburgh University and its urban community. Ultimate goals were to design ways in which relations between universities and their communities may be enriched. UUIP studied activities in five representative areas: Communications, Minority and Community Services, Campus Development, Long-Range Community Goals, and University Governance for Community Relations. The goal of Communications was to explore the perceptions of the University held by its various publics and to suggest ways to communicate a more realistic impression. In Minority and Community Services, four projects were chosen and each project was to publish analyses of the interactions among the university, the community, and the target group. In Campus Development, UUIP researchers attempted to identify the consequences of campus expansion. The aim of Long-Range Community Goals was to establish a reliable system for identifying the community's long-range goals, and the University's relation to these goals. In University Governance for Community Relations, data from the other four efforts were integrated to make recommendations on ways of improving the University's community relations. Major conclusions cover six basic issues: (1) the service dimension; (2) models of institutions; (3) internal organization; (4) open access and mass education; (5) collaboration and community/constituencies; and (6) academic excellence and the urban dimension. (Author/PG)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Higher Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. University Urban Interface Program.