ERIC Number: ED116510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
The University: A Backup Force to State Government. Regional Spotlight, Vol. IX, No. 5.
Regional Spotlight, v9 n5 p1-9 May 1975
Cooperative efforts to meet the needs of state agencies in Florida are described. The state legislature earmarks university research funds specifically for projects related to state government in Florida, and the practice is growing throughout the South. Although most universities have public service programs, the real increase in state-university liaisons has been relatively recent. The emphasis on relevance and accountability is seen as a reason for the increased stress on public service as a function of the university. It is also noted that usually colleges and universities comprise the state's largest pool of expertise in many and diverse areas of thought, and the university resources include large, well-stocked libraries, computer capabilities and research facilities. Research studies are reviewed which have assessed the level of public service activities and funding. What a university does in the way of services for the state depends upon several factors, including the size and mission of the school. Certain subject matters also dictate involvement with the state or local community considerably more than others. (LBH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Florida