ERIC Number: ED393353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Community Service at AASCU and NASULGC Institutions: A Report on Conditions and Activities.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
This study surveyed about 290 institutional members of either the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, or the American Association of State Colleges and Universities which are located in urban or metropolitan areas in order to gather data and to learn about their service areas, their commitment to community service, barriers to service, their methods to gain community institutional cooperation, and their professional association support needs. Respondents (N=186) indicated five areas of priority concern: (1) education, (2) economic development, (3) community development, (4) health and human services, and (5) cultural enrichment. Higher education, however, placed greater emphasis on the last two than did their communities. The study also found that lack of adequate resources and time for faculty to respond to societal needs were major barriers. Nearly 87 percent of respondents reported having one or more special purpose institutions, centers, or offices through which they delivered community service. Little or no direct coordination of individual activities was reported by the remaining institutions. Includes eight tables of data on criteria for community service, areas of concern, barriers to meeting community service mission, steps taken to increase effectiveness, types of current community service efforts, conditions for student and faculty participation, and service activity role in promotion, tenure, and related issues. (Contains 13 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Community Services, Higher Education, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Outreach Programs, Participation, Public Colleges, School Community Relationship, Urban Problems, Urban Programs, Urban Schools, Urban Universities
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036-1191.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.