ERIC Number: ED318345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Lake Superior State University in Promoting Economic Development in the Eastern Upper Peninsula: A Survey of Attitudes and Ideas of Key Officials and Business People.
Childs, Sally A.; And Others
The Lake Superior State University Economic Development Survey gathered information to guide the university in deciding how it might most effectively expand its involvement in economic development efforts in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Fifty key officials and business people assessed the university's past and potential helpfulness in economic development efforts; appraised the economic development value of current and potential university programs, services, and resources; and provided suggestions on how the university can improve its contribution to regional economic development. Their recommendations are broadly grouped into the following areas: improve communication, promotion, and marketing of services; tailor more programs and services to meet the unique characteristics and changing needs of the region; provide opportunities for the region that would otherwise not exist; increase community consultation in the development of new programs and services; and expand community visibility and involvement of university administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Appendix A provides detailed data and discussion of survey findings on current and potential educational, public, and consulting services. Appendix B presents means and inferential statistics for the survey data, by county and by professional background. The report concludes with sample form letters used in the survey process and a list of 14 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: College Programs, Economic Development, Higher Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Involvement, State Universities
Center for Social Research, Dept. of Social Sciences, Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Lake Superior State Univ., Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Center for Social Research.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan