ERIC Number: ED112773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Capability of the University of Missouri for Public Technology Service.
Babcock, Daniel L.; Eppelsheimer, Daniel S.
Public Technology has been defined as a technology "explicitly responsive to the policy goals and operational requirements of civil governments." The Council of State Governments found in a recent study that "state universities have a major potential to bring applied science to the service of state governments, and that this potential is not being tapped effectively." This document evaluated the progress in Public Technology at the University of Missouri, which consists of four campuses and a nationally known extension system, and assesses the changes needed to improve Public Technology service. Questionnaires were distributed to department chairmen and to University Extension field specialists. Specific concepts for improving public technology service in the University of Missouri include: (1) applied technology projects involving interactions between faculty, students, governmental officials and community leaders; (2) development of the mandate roles in urban affairs and health sciences; (3) a new public works preference in the M.S. programs in Engineering Management and Civil Engineering; (4) continuing application of the resources to solve problems of public safety, municipal revenue, education, health care, mass transportation, local government management, and housing. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Civil Engineering, Engineering Technology, Extension Education, Higher Education, Management Development, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Questionnaires, Resources, School Community Relationship, State Universities, Technology
National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (PB-240 767, MF $2.25, HC $3.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Rolla.