ERIC Number: ED261635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Community Service and Higher Education.
AAHE Bulletin, v37 n10 p3-13 June 1985
The college's role in promoting community service activities and in developing students' sense of civic responsibility is addressed in two articles: "Community Service and Higher Education: A National Agenda," by Governor of Virginia Charles Robb and Brown University President Howard Swearer; and "Community Service and Higher Education: Obligations and Opportunities" by Frank Newman, Catherine Milton, and Susan Stroud. Governor Robb considers the decline in civic confidence and five principles for developing a youth service system, as well as congressional initiatives (e.g., links between service and student financial aid). Mr. Swearer is concerned with: how a national service program could serve national social service needs as well as provide youth training, a grassroots approach to constructing a national service scheme, and college initiatives. Topics addressed in the second article include: the college's role and program and service opportunities for developing youth civic responsibilities, and faculty attitudes toward this commitment. After an overview by Mr. Newman, Ms. Milton provides a brief history of the start of a public service initiative at Stanford University, while Ms. Stroud briefly describes the involvement of Brown University students in social service activities. Each article concludes with questions and answers. (SW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.