ERIC Number: ED118173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
A Proposal for the Development of Ramon E. Betances Community College. Final Report.
Alicea, Victor G.; Schaefer, Dennis P.
In 1972, the Puerto Rican Research and Resources Center began to develop a college which would respond to the inadequacies of the present educational system in meeting the needs of Puerto Ricans. Although a community college was orignially envisioned, the end result was a plan for a university (universidad Boricua) which will have learning centers in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Puerto Rico, and which will offer bachelor of arts, associate of arts, certificate, and high school equivalency degrees. Each learning center will be housed in a storefront-type facility in a Puerto Rican neighborhood. The proposed university will use existing resources by entering into cooperative agreements with other colleges and universities for the use of laboratories, libraries, and gymnasiums. It will also solicit the support of local businesses in developing and implementing work/study programs. Universidad Boricua will concentrate on five major fields of study: communications technology, teaching, medical/health technology, urban renewal, and law. This report describes the planning process and the resulting plan and outlines the implementation process. A profile of Universidad Boricua and an overview of the Puerto Rican migrant are appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rican Research and Resources Center, Washington, DC.