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ERIC Number: ED540983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1918
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
The Bureau of Extension of the University of North Carolina. Bulletin, 1918, No. 7
Wilson, Louis Round; Williams, Lester Alonzo
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The work of the Bureau of extension of the University of North Carolina is presented here as typical of what can be done in making widely serviceable, the resources of an institution of higher learning. The university of North Carolina chartered in 1789 is one of the oldest of the State universities. Its genesis and development have been along the lines characteristic of the private, endowed institutions of the East, rather than those of the Western State universities is separate from the State's college of agriculture and so it's extension activities are not associated with the many important activities of the department of agriculture. It has a student body of 1000 during the regular session, and an additional 1000 students in a summer term. Its regular faculty numbers 75 and has always been notable for its scholarship and its research interests. The faculty has maintained for many years three journals of a scholarly nature had has been steadily active in the representative national societies. These points are significant in giving orientation to its recently developed extension work. It is important to note that this development is not a record of attaching a new department of extension to departments of teaching and research for the sake of superficial interest or "protective popularity" but it represents the normal outgrowth of a concept of the university as an organism and of the extension organization as merely the channel through which the inner life of the institution is given a chance to express itself fully in its environment. It rests on the assumption that the inner life must be sound and true to type to have anything of value to express in extension; and on the further assumption that, in so functioning fully and truly it not only does not injure the inner life but strengthens and purifies it. On this belief as a basis, the extension work began as an organized department in 1912 with no special appropriation, and with no expenditures except for printing. University of North Carolina Extension Leaflet is appended. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina