ERIC Number: ED022112
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Students Enrolled in the TV College, General Extension Division Fall 1965.
Stecklein, John E.; And Others
In 1964 the University of Minnesota initiated a three-year TV College as an experiment in offering courses to more freshmen and sophomores without compromising quality. The four courses offered in 1964 and the nine in 1965 were taught by regular University faculty and carried full resident credit. They were supplemented by weekly discussion groups, except for psychology which had no discussion center, and biology which had a laboratory session. The typical enrollee during the 1965 Fall Term was a married women, about 31 years old, with at least one child. She was a Minnesota high school graduate who had completed at least one college course and was seeking a college degree, usually in liberal arts or teaching. She enrolled in the TV College because she could attend classes at home, avoiding transportation problems. Although only 44 students attended both terms, there was a striking similarity between 1964 and 1965 students, the notable difference being that the mean enrollment for 1965 was considerably smaller than for 1964. Psychology was by far the most popular course in 1965, possibly because attendance at a discussion center was not required. The study indicated that the population responding to the TV College was a stable one, consisting of low-middle aged persons and not the college-age group initially sought. (Document includes 20 tables and the questionnaire.) (aj)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Bureau of Institutional Research.
Identifiers: University of Minnesota