ERIC Number: ED339284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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Public Service Units at UALR: Directions and Organization.
Anderson, Joel E.
This report discusses the conceptual framework and the decisions involved in the development of the directions and organizational structure of the Research and Public Service (RAPS) unit at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock (UALR). Fundamental considerations, such as the official authorization for UALR's public service role and questions concerning organizational structure are reviewed. Also, the history of the Industrial Research Extension Center and RAPS is provided, followed by a discussion of the current organization of RAPS, which consists of: the Center for Research and Public Policy, the Center for Arkansas Initiatives, the Center for Business Development, and the Center for Life-Long Education and Professional Development. Organizational options are examined, as well as recommended changes in the RAPS structure that include the development of the Economic Development Institute, the Arkansas Small Business Development Center, the Institute of Government, and developments involving continuing education. Finally, a review is presented of the current and future operational issues regarding public service in relation to faculty, charging for services and products, internal policy and procedure review, determining the agenda of public service units, the responsibility for academic unit/public service unit cooperation, marketing the organization, and space and facilities. Contains a 73-item bibliography. (GLR)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Faculty, Concept Formation, Continuing Education, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Organizational Change, Planning, Public Service, Research, School Community Relationship, School Organization, School Role, Social Responsibility, Teacher Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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