ERIC Number: ED329180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Coordinated Service Provision and Administrative Procedures in Selected University Communities.
Clemson Univ., SC. Strom Thurmond Inst. of Government and Public Affairs.
This study investigated the existence of coordinated/consolidated services between colleges and universities and their communities by surveying 27 university communities of similar size and/or characteristics to Clemson University (South Carolina). The report begins with the profiles of the universities selected: their size in acreage, enrollment, and population; housing; and location. Next, areas of service consolidation that have been found to exist between the school and the community are discussed. The services include: police and fire protection; medical care; waste disposal (solid and hazardous); recreation; transportation services and maintenance; and water service. Coordinated activities of the university community that are done to enhance the quality of life in the community are described; these include planning and land regulation, environmental efforts, technology transfer, and energy initiatives. In addition, the report reveals the problems inherent in city/university relationships and what other communities may be doing to address these issues; these include parking and traffic congestion, land use and zoning, childcare, recreational opportunities, and student/community relations. Appendices include the study's questionnaire and several examples of school/community policies and agreements. (GLR)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Cooperation, Community Coordination, Economic Development, Higher Education, Land Use, Participative Decision Making, Problem Solving, Public Health, Public Service, Recreation, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, School Surveys, Technology Transfer, Traffic Control
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC. Strom Thurmond Inst. of Government and Public Affairs.