ERIC Number: ED114276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Four Universities: Achieving Environmental Quality through Environmental Education and Research.
Richardson, Ralph W., Jr., Ed.; Nash, Roderick, Ed.
Five universities receiving aid from the Rockefeller Foundation are discussed. The American University has had difficulty initially interdisciplinary environmental studies. Problems include insufficient financial independence, autonomous faculty nature, seniority system, students, and departmental structure. Penn State's efforts involve development of the Office of Environmental Quality Programs, which recognizes environmental issues, determines goals, and assimilates people and resources to accomplish tasks. The University of Michigan's Institute for Environmental Quality focuses resources on problems associated with improving the quality of the environment through support of multidisciplinary teaching, research, and service activities. Utah State's Environment and Man Program provides faculty, staff, and students with interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities to study environmental problems in Utah and the Rocky Mountain Region. Environmental studies at the University of California, Davis, center on ecology and involve undergraduate and graduate instruction, research, and public service. Recommendations for initiating environmental education and research include continuity of tenured faculty, interdisciplinary program concerns, administrative support, and campus-wide environmental study units. (BP)
Descriptors: Educational Programs, Environmental Education, Financial Support, Foundation Programs, Higher Education, Instructional Programs, Research, Surveys, Universities
The Rockefeller Foundation, 111 W. 50th St., New York, New York 10020 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.