ERIC Number: ED306791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
University Service to Rural Arizona.
One of the working papers in the final report of the Arizona Board of Regents' Task Force on Excellence, Efficiency and Competitiveness examines the needs of rural Arizona for educational services and proposes means for the provision of those services that can be offered by public universities. Seven sections look at the demography of rural Arizona, Arizona Interagency Telecommunication Network, university telecommunication capability, technical information services, Arizona Cooperative Extension Service, attendance of rural youth in colleges and universities, and consultative and technical services. A significant portion of the state's population will continue to live in nonurban areas. It is important that cooperative programs be developed to enhance the likelihood that rural youth and adults participate more fully in postsecondary education. A statewide communications network could offer enrichment programming at all school levels, advanced placement courses in high schools not providing them, and upper division and graduate courses in a coordinated program by the three public universities. Two recommendations are that: (1) the Board of Regents, the Board of Trustees for Community Colleges, and the Board of Education create a joint commission to continue to examine the needs of the nonurban areas of the state for educational services; and (2) the Arizona Telecommunication Cooperative pursue means of expanding the outreach of the universities and community colleges. Four tables are included. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona Board of Regents, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona