ERIC Number: ED082688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
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University Governance and Community Relations.
The subject of relations between universities and their urban communities has created considerable interest in recent years. This report represents a compendium of results from a research project designed to study interaction between one large urban university, the University of Pittsburgh, and its social environment. The first section presents an overview of the University of Pittsburgh University-Urban Interface Program (UUIP). The second section defines the fifth priority of the UUIP, University Governance and Community Relations. This report reviews the complex nature of a large urban university and its accomplishments in its efforts to implement an urban dimension. At the same time a great deal of attention in this document has been paid to conflict over priorities that have accompanied the new emphasis on public service at this university. The report records ongoing university activities and their reception by community groups to capture perspectives on the University of Pittsburgh and its legitimate functions. The implications for university structure with respect to the urban dimension and also for its official posture toward the community-at-large are summarized at the end of the report. (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.