ERIC Number: ED222130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri Extension Study Commission. Report to the Governor and General Assembly.
Missouri State Extension Study Commission, Jefferson City.
A report on the Missouri Extension Study Commission's (a blue ribbon commission) review of the scope, organization, management, and funding of extension activities conducted by Missouri colleges and universities is presented. Based on information obtained from public hearings and studies, 10 general recommendations are offered that pertain to: coordination of and interinstitutional cooperation in the offering of credit and noncredit courses off campus; the level of self-support from student payments appropriate for noncredit continuing education programs; the quality of state university extension programs; University of Missouri's Community Development and Local Government Programs; the role of county extension councils; the need for written letters of understanding for state colleges and universities and government entities whose work parallels that of the institution; the need for the University of Missouri to review the administrative structure for extension; the need to evaluate youth programs; and the low visibility of home economics programs. Appended materials include summaries of surveys of off-campus credit and noncredit offerings. These surveys deal with the types and location of extension services offered by Missouri colleges and universities and the methods and levels of funding for the courses. In addition, information is appended that provides an overview of the cooperative extension and university extension activities of the University of Missouri, including the funding, organization, and staffing patterns of these activities. The Executive Order creating the Extension Study Commission, a list of public hearings, general material on funding and structure of extension, summary of the survey of non-credit instruction, summary of the survey of off-campus instruction, and remarks of Commissioner Robertson are also appended. (SW)
Descriptors: College Administration, Continuing Education, Credit Courses, Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Employment Practices, Extension Education, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Local Government, Needs Assessment, Noncredit Courses, Off Campus Facilities, Program Evaluation, School Organization
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Missouri State General Assembly, Jefferson City. Senate.
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Extension Study Commission, Jefferson City.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri