ERIC Number: ED183084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Higher Education Network Formed to Interchange Common Problems, Promising Programs.
Connections, v1 n1 Apr 1979
Two topics are emphasized in this first newsletter of the Urban College and University Network of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The first concerns the establishment of the network: its purpose in promoting communication among urban institutions; its composition; a look at the students of the institutions; promising programs of interest to other institutions; some widespread problems of this kind of institution. A list of the more than 200 participants to date is included. The second topic concerns Ford Foundation programs operating in six cities. The programs are in: assessing programs, jobs, and student needs (the San Francisco Consortium); basic skills taught by retired teachers (Birmingham, Alabama public schools); comprehensive testing to reduce attrition (University of the District of Columbia); six public higher education institutions cooperating to reach new students (Boston); redesigning curricula to include basic skills (three institutions in Jersey City, New Jersey); and bilingual expansion to aid Hispanics (three institutions in Hartford, Connecticut). (MSE)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Community Colleges, Consortia, Curriculum Development, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Information Networks, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, Regional Cooperation, School Holding Power, Spanish Americans, Teacher Retirement, Testing Programs, Urban Areas, Urban Universities, Volunteers
Urban College and University Network, AASCU, Suite 700, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. Urban College and University Network.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama (Birmingham); Connecticut (Hartford); Massachusetts (Boston); New Jersey (Jersey City)