ERIC Number: ED376959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Report and Recommendations of the President's Ad Hoc Committee on Child Care.
Texas Univ., Austin.
The result of a community assessment of child care needs, this report presents the conclusions and recommendations made by the President's Ad Hoc Committee on Child Care at the University of Texas at Austin. This committee, composed of faculty, staff, and students, was appointed to conduct a comprehensive examination of the child care needs and requirements of the University community. The Committee conducted public hearings, interviewed groups and individuals with expertise on child care issues, reviewed a broad body of relevant literature, made site visits to other institutions and businesses, reviewed the child care and family programming activities of other institutions of higher education, and conducted a massive written survey of the University community's child care concerns and needs. These efforts are reported in chapter 1 of the report. In chapter 2, the issues under consideration are defined in the context of the trends and responses to child care in society at large. In addition, the University's role as educator, employer, and leader is considered. Chapter 3 summarizes the Committee's examination of national trends affecting institutions of higher education and the Committee's review of child care and family programming activities at other institutions of higher education. Chapter 4 deals with the particular child care needs and concerns of the community at the University of Texas at Austin. Chapter 5 examines limitations and options in order to make some judgments as to their feasibility, desirability, and appropriateness for the University. Chapter 6 presents a discussion and summary of conclusions. The final chapter contains the Committee's recommendations regarding general and specific policies to be considered. A list of areas of concern and questions for review by the Committee is appended, as well as descriptions of child care activities and programs at selected higher education institutions. The University's child care survey instrument is included. Contains 38 references. (AA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Austin)