University Extension in Action

University Extension in Action

University Extension in Action

University Extension in Action

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With few exceptions, the University Extension Division serves as the administrative agency through which are conducted the extension activities of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In carrying out this function, the Division endeavors to work cooperatively with all departments, schools, and other University organizations. Therefore, in reviewing the major extension activities of the past thirty-four years, credit for successful achievements is shared by administrative officials, faculty members, and members of the Extension Division staff. The record is impressive, perhaps, from the viewpoint of variety and scope of University service to the State. It gives emphasis to the fact that the University of North Carolina is "The University of the People."

Since the activities and services are not easily arranged chronologically, they have been classified for presentation under six headings. Space permits only brief statements about the extension services included in this review. The story is incomplete, but it is hoped that it is sufficiently comprehensive to give a fair picture of University Extension in action at the University of North Carolina.

It may be truly said that citizens of North Carolina look to the University as their institution and turn to it for information, inspiration, and leadership. Hence the pattern of University Extension has been shaped very largely by the demands made upon the University by the people. Citizens of the State have every reason to expect their State University (created and supported by them) to be democratic and to serve their social, economic, intellectual, and cultural interests. This is the task and the special responsibility of the University Extension Division. The work of the Division, therefore, includes the planning, organization, promotion, and administration of general adult . . .

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