ERIC Number: ED316130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Expanding the University Environment in Rural Communities.
Hazler, Richard J.
Murray State University has established financial self-sustaining programs to provide high-quality academic experiences for non-college-age students in the rural environment surrounding the university. The programs are designed to promote the long-term goal of increasing college attendance rates in an area where they are among the lowest in the nation. Programs are developed in cooperation with the local school districts, and offer elementary and secondary students and adults multiple opportunities for academic contact with the university, its facilities, and faculty. These contacts are often the first made by individuals in the family, and encourage college attendance by a new generation of students. Programs include the original Summer Challenge for gifted junior and senior high school students, the Super Saturday program of 12-15 classes for gifted elementary school students, a Community Education Program for students and adults of all ages, and the Best Start for College and Summer Scholars programs bridging the high school-college gap for high-achieving students and those needing remediation. The programs have been well received, increased community contacts, and provided a service to the area. Program-related data and documents are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Murray State Univ., KY.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.