ERIC Number: ED356742
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Progress Review Committee of Task Force on the University and the North.
Alberta Univ., Edmonton. The Senate.
This publication reports on the progress that the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada has made to respond to the higher education needs of the northern region of Canada. In particular this report evaluates the progress made after 3 years on a series of formal recommendations proposed in 1988. The paper lists each of the recommendations and offers description and evaluation of the steps that have been taken to implement them. Some of the recommendations suggest that the University: (1) develop a policy statement on these issues; (2) establish an executive level coordinator for responding to needs of the North; (3) support official relations between northern scientists and researchers on campus; (4) be more sensitive to the aspirations of northern community members; (5) foster international cooperation; (6) establish formal relations with various colleges and programs in the North; and (7) offer distance, part-time, and other options to northern students to facilitate their participation in higher education. The evaluation of the University's response to these recommendations found that the University does not appear to be taking a proactive stance toward extension of services to the North. However, it does seem to have reacted in a positive manner when possible to requests for services for Northern communities. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. The Senate.
Identifiers - Location: Canada