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ERIC Number: ED206219
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-88481-244-8
Campus and Community.
Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
The college's role in enhancing the physical environment and facilities of its surrounding community is examined, based on the experiences of more than 30 institutions, ranging from small private colleges to large state-run universities. In contrast to practices in the 1950s and 1960s, there is currently a new understanding that the campus and the community have common concerns that need to be addressed together. Between 1957 and 1967 the need for more and better facilities resulted in expansion of colleges and universities into their surrounding communities. The beneficiary of renewal was to be the university and many of the redevelopment plans for cultural centers and scientific research complexes were abandoned after the land had been acquired and buildings torn down. Currently, joint planning groups, with representatives from both community and university, are common, and the focus of planning is as likely to be on community projects as it is on university projects. The concepts of partnership, community participation, and small-scale development are now embraced by the federal government as well. Eight case studies of renewal are examined as follows: University Circle, Cleveland; Xavier University; St. Louis University; Pratt Institute; University of Pittsburgh; Brown University; Ohio State University; and Aquinas College. Additionally, strategies being used by more than 20 institutions are addressed, including the following: campus-related commercial development, renovation of community buildings, shared cultural facilities, community housing improvements, and expanded range of campus security. Principles of partnership include good communication, commitment, openness, and a willingness to cooperate. (SW)
Academy for Educational Development, 680 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10019 ($5.00 plus $1.00 postage, prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, New York, NY.; EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.