ERIC Number: ED200129
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
The Planning Project Grant to Develop a Cooperative Action Program in Urban Affairs and Academic Public Service. Final Program Report, March 1976.
International City Management Association, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
In recent years there has been no national educational association with an office devoted to the encouragement of college and university involvement in urban affairs and public service. To fill this void, the American Council on Education asked the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) to assume leadership responsibilities for the development of such an office for several higher education associations. AASCU, with cooperation from the International City Management Association (ICMA), proposed to organize and conduct an intensive short-term planning project for a cooperative action program in urban affairs and academic public services. Three objectives were set and met: (1) to identify specific public and private institutions with interest in the proposed program; (2) to engage key individuals from these groups to assess their needs and interests and potential input; and (3) to establish formal linkages with these groups interested in program participation. A planning workshop secured endorsement for an Office of Urban Affairs and Public Service. New goals and objectives for the office are identified, including (1) establishing new links among academe, national organizations, private foundations, and local government, and (2) identifying alternatives for the modification of college teaching, research, and service within the community. Appended are pre-workshop coorespondence, the workshop proceedings, and other workshop information. (Author/PJM)
Descriptors: College Role, Cooperative Planning, Federal Government, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Local Government, Outreach Programs, Professional Associations, Program Design, Public Relations, Public Service, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Urban Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Office of Intergovernmental Science Programs.
Authoring Institution: International City Management Association, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see HE 013 612.