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  Mississippi IHL - Mississippi's Universities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Alcorn State University, the oldest predominantly fl Land-Grant university in the United States, had its beginning in 1830 as Oakland College for the education of white male students.
As the urban university, emphasis is placed on providing public service programs designed to enhance the quality of life and to seek solutions to urban problems in the physical, social, intellectual, and economic environments.
The University began as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi, one of the national Land-Grant Colleges established after Congress had passed the Morrill Act in l862.
www.ihl.state.ms.us /universities.html   (1372 words)

 Public university - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Worldwide, prominent public institutions such as the University of Cambridge, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Melbourne, the University of Oxford, Peking University, National University of Singapore, the University of Tokyo, the University of Toronto, Trinity College Dublin, Copenhagen University, and ETH Zurich are highly-influential centres of research.
Additionally, McGill University and the University of Toronto are members of the Association of American Universities, along with sixty public and private institutions in the United States.
In Ireland all universities are public and the state pays a substantial amount of the cost of educating its undergraduates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_university   (1220 words)

 The Research Mission of Public Universities
The research universities' mission has been to conduct the basic research necessary to expand the economy and maintain world leadership, and at the same time, and with the same faculty, educate the next generation of scholars, thinkers, and scientists.
Universities pride themselves on the number of Nobel prize winners on their faculties, not simply because their labs produce the best science, but also because their very presence indicates "education" of the highest order.
Yet the American research university has engaged in a number of practices which have sometimes undermined research in the popular mind and separated it from education, at the very moment that its faculty was conducting activities such as discovering a cure for polio or revolutionizing the fields of modern chemistry and modern biology.
merrill.ku.edu /publications/1997whitepaper/hemenway.html   (2166 words)

 Costs soar at public universities - MSN Money
Public universities were planning tuition increases in all 38 states that responded to a recent survey by the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.
Their 1990s largess toward public higher education has already slowed, and for the fiscal year 2003-04 their support for universities is poised to fall by 2% to 3%, experts say.
Already, the average yearly cost to attend a four-year public institution is 71% of the annual income of a family in the bottom economic fifth of Americans, according to the College Board.
moneycentral.msn.com /content/CollegeandFamily/P57654.asp   (1000 words)

 Comparing Black Enrollments at the Public Ivies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The University of Florida and the University of Virginia both have student bodies that are 8.5 percent fl.
The same holds true for the University of Washington, where fls are only 2.6 percent of the student body, and also at the University of Florida, which has a higher level of fl enrollments but also a far larger pool of fl students as potential applicants.
Three other Public Ivies have a fl student graduation rate of at least 70 percent: the College of William and Mary, the University of California at San Diego, and the University of California at Los Angeles.
www.jbhe.com /news_views/49_blackenrollment_publicivies.html   (824 words)

 Characteristics of the Best (Public) Research Universities
Research universities, public or private, that are international leaders in a field pro-actively recruit faculty who maintain an active research career that yields results recognized by peers as important, and who are deeply committed to effective undergraduate and graduate teaching that brings their research into the classroom.
Whether public or private, they are an important cultural, social and economic presence in their city, region and country and are a major driver of the prosperity and quality of life in the region.
Public universities are generally held to a higher level of accountability and they are certainly held to a higher level of public transparency than are most private universities.
www.utoronto.ca /plan2003/greenB.htm   (5570 words)

 Robert H. Bruininks, "Public Universities in the United States", eJournal USA, November 2005
Public universities play a critical role in regional economic, cultural, and civic development, and many, such as the University of Minnesota, are deeply involved in advancing knowledge and technology through research.
Public universities that arose from this federal largesse have a mandate to provide outreach and community engagement to the state in which they are located (e.g., technology transfer, support to agriculture, interaction with primary and secondary schools, and interaction with state and local policy makers).
Public universities are governed by boards of trustees or regents, with varying reporting responsibility to the state government.
usinfo.state.gov /journals/itsv/1105/ijse/bruininks.htm   (959 words)

 Privatization of Public Universities
The land-grant university combination of applied research and learning with the traditional classical disciplines, together with a substantial mission to improve all aspects of rural life, is one of the truly original contributions that the United States has made to higher education.
It was assumed that universities were a "public good," that investment in them served the public interest, and that the chief beneficiary of that investment was the public itself.
The notion developed that the chief beneficiaries of universities were the students educated, not the public at large, so that it should be the students themselves who bore a larger portion of the cost of education.
cio.chance.berkeley.edu /chancellor/sp/privatization.htm   (5326 words)

 Academic Patenting: How universities and public research organizations are using their intellectual property to boost ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Universities and other public research organizations are increasingly protecting their inventions – from genetic inventions to software – helping raise additional funding for research and spurring new start ups.
While leading universities and public research organizations in countries such as the United States, Germany and Switzerland may earn millions of dollars or euros in licensing revenue, the gains are highly skewed – a few blockbuster inventions account for most revenue.
Making universities and other public research organizations more active in protecting and exploiting their IP means not only actively promoting faculty and student research, but also determining how best to pursue any relationship with business clients while protecting the public interest.
www.wipo.int /sme/en/documents/academic_patenting.htm   (2232 words)

 Making Reseach a Part of the Public Agenda
Public accountability and public perceptions continue to challenge the basic structure of higher education and require reassessment of faculty responsibilities.
Major public research universities have the responsibility to be accountable to the public to show that we care about the public trust and that we are responsive to the needs of the state and federal supporters of our research role.
University administrators and researchers will also face public scrutiny to ensure that our responsibilities to society are effectively carried out.
merrill.ku.edu /publications/2000whitepaper/deaton.html   (1340 words)

 USATODAY.com - Public universities raise tuition, fees and ire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Public university students nationwide are likely to face larger classes, longer lines and fewer course options when they return to campus in a few weeks.
In all but a handful of states, tuition is going up at four-year public universities, which educate 40% — the largest share — of the nation's 15 million college students.
The University of Kansas is investing $1.5 million, or about 20% of the revenue raised by the undergraduate tuition increase, into need-based aid, the first time a tuition hike has included such funding.
www.usatoday.com /news/education/2002-08-07-universities_x.htm   (1840 words)

 International Higher Education--10/2
Further compounding the problem of surplus demand for higher education is a climate of violence on the public university campuses, where political parties have maintained a stronghold by arming student groups since the country's independence in 1971.
In a country where the average per capita income is estimated to be $277 per year and where public universities are nearly free, the tuition fees charged by the new private institutions are simply astronomical.
Most noteworthy is the universal adoption of the American model of higher education, with a four-year bachelor's degree, a credit-hour system, and an academic calendar patterned after that in the United States.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/newsletter/News10/text2.html   (1372 words)

 Funding Restrictions at Public Universities: Effects and Policy Implications
The purpose of this paper is to document the troubling signs that the resultant relative decline in spending per student at public universities may be exerting an adverse effect on the quality of faculty, students, and education delivered at public institutions.
Since roughly three-quarters of college students are enrolled at public institutions, any decline in the quality of the nation's public universities could have troubling implications.
Indeed, to the extent that the quality of public higher education affects macro-economic performance, income inequality, and social well-being, the consequences may be considerable.
www.brookings.edu /views/papers/orszag/20030910.htm   (593 words)

 The Chronicle: 10/20/2000: End the Mediocrity of Our Public Universities
But large public universities keep it alive for a distinctly noneducational reason: It is the most cost-efficient way to gain maximum tuition dollars from regular undergraduates.
Universities would have to acknowledge what they refuse to admit now: Quality teaching is labor-intensive, and few faculty members can conduct serious research and teach at a high level at the same time.
Public universities, smaller then than today and with higher admissions standards, treated all students equally, and tenure-track faculty conducted most classes.
chronicle.com /free/v47/i08/08b02401.htm   (1446 words)

 Canadian Dimension / Articles » Privatizing Canada’s Public Universities (Claire Polster)
Increasingly, universities and the academics within them are getting involved in lucrative entrepreneurial or commercial activities of their own — selling ring-side seats to leading-edge research, licensing valuable intellectual property, setting up university spin-off companies (often within university innovation, or “smart” parks).
Similarly, the more universities are involved in entrepreneurial activities of their own, the more resources they have to devote to these activities; hence, the increases in the tuition and other fees paid by students.
As universities become more involved in business ventures of others or of their own, they are less able and/or less inclined to put the public interest over private interests, as the cases of Nancy Olivieri and David Healy, among many others, clearly illustrate.
canadiandimension.com /articles/2005/08/30/58   (1534 words)

 ARL Proceedings 129: The Future of Public Universities, by Peter Magrath
Public versus private is, to some extent, an organizational issue, as opposed to a funding and support issue.
All of us within universities in leadership positions have obligations to come together, move beyond denial, and recognize our accomplishments without being afraid to admit that there are changes that need to be made and that we can make those changes.
In a meeting with public affairs people, the journalists and other Newsweek and Inquirer representatives were saying that the universities have real problems and that the media is not going to back away from the issues of cost, tuition, and efficiency.
www.arl.org /arl/proceedings/129/magrath.html   (2817 words)

 Records Disposition Authority: Public Universities of Alabama
The universities also provide activities for the students that allow them to participate in sports, to explore personal interests and possible future professions through clubs and organizations, and to experience the democratic process through school elections.
Because the universities are outside of the State Department of Personnel system, the records are kept twenty-five years after separation of an employee from the university.
This section of the RDA is arranged by subfunctions of Public Universities of Alabama and lists the groups of records created and/or maintained by the university as a result of activities and transactions performed in carrying out these subfunctions.
www.archives.state.al.us /officials/rdas/universityrda2.html   (6694 words)

 USATODAY.com - College admissions examined   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Three national groups critical of affirmative action are invoking state open-records laws to demand that public universities disclose whether and how race and ethnicity are considered in admissions decisions.
Organizers of the effort said Tuesday that they have contacted presidents of selective public universities in 20 states asking for detailed admissions information, such as the extent to which an applicant's race or ethnicity factors into decisions, and whether targets or quotas have been set for certain racial or ethnic groups.
One goal is to ensure that universities comply with a Supreme Court ruling last summer in a case involving the University of Michigan, says Bradford Wilson, executive director of the National Association of Scholars in Princeton, N.J., whose members are making the requests.
www.usatoday.com /news/education/2004-03-23-affirm_x.htm   (598 words)

 Illinois public universities unite in bold new statewide education initiative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Last month, 35 deans from the state's public universities gathered at NIU's Naperville campus to flesh out a five-pronged plan for improving teacher quality and student achievement.
Deans from arts and sciences, education, engineering, fine arts and health sciences at universities throughout Illinois are mapping out statewide coordinated action on problems they say are present at every level in the preschool-through-graduate-school continuum.
The combined resources of the ten participating universities are rich: Illinois higher education is home to some of the nation's most respected faculty experts in education - many of whom have done long-term studies on what does and doesn't work in the classroom.
www.niu.edu /northerntoday/2003/apr14/p20.shtml   (536 words)

 Commentary: Should Public Universities Behave Like Private Colleges?
In July, University of Colorado President Elizabeth Hoffman won "enterprise status" for her school, which means it's no longer governed by the same rules as state agencies.
Privatization "will accelerate the social stratification of higher education, in which the elite [public colleges] are primarily filled with kids from privileged backgrounds, and the kids from poorer families are concentrated in less prestigious schools," says David W. Breneman, dean of the Curry School of Education at UVA.
Public universities have played a fundamental role in American society, from spurring technology to helping create and expand the country's middle class.
www.businessweek.com /magazine/content/04_46/b3908089.htm   (1626 words)

 Public Universities > Ministry of Education
The ministry provides operating funding to the universities and each university's degree-granting authority is based on its Act of the Legislature.
Some universities and colleges of applied arts and technology have joint programs that let students earn a university degree and a college diploma simultaneously.
These are available at secondary schools, public libraries, and from the admissions office at the institution that interests you.
www.edu.gov.on.ca /eng/general/postsec/univers.html   (204 words)

 Top public universities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Top public universities in US Public universities are run by state governments and are cheaper compared to some private institutions.
But for international students the chances of getting an aid in public universities is less as compared to private universities.
Information regarding the top public universities can be gathered from the respective college websites.
www.bizbrim.com /education/top-public-universities.htm   (151 words)

 State of Florida University System - Distance Learning Programs
Florida's public universities offer a range of courses and programs that enable students to learn at a distance.
You may also visit the Florida Distance Learning Consortium for degree program and course scheduling information from the 10 public universities in Florida, and from the community colleges.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records.
www.fldcu.org /asa/dlflorida.asp   (163 words)

 The Plight Of Public Universities, The Nation: Access To Public Education Is Under Assault - CBS News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Right's immoral fiscal policies are bankrupting the very principles we claim to cherish like access to public education and the possibility of upward mobility for lower- and middle-class Americans.
Course size is swelling, and universities, a professor at Cornell who wrote a book about rising education costs told the Times, "are having great difficulty maintaining the quality of the education they provide."
The University's provost told the website "We literally couldn't pay our bills," and Wayne State increased tuition by 18.5 percent this year alone because the situation was so desperate.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2005/11/28/opinion/main1077699.shtml   (763 words)

 USG: Colleges & Universities
The map below shows the location of the 35 colleges and universities of the University System of Georgia (main campus sites).
General background information is available for each institution by clicking on the institution's name on the map.
Content Source: Office of Academic Affairs and Office of Media and Publications
www.usg.edu /inst   (69 words)

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