ERIC Number: ED031660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: N/A
The Open University; Report of the Planning Committee to the Secretary of State for Education and Science.
Department of Education and Science, London (England).
The Planning Committee, appointed by the British Secretary of State for Education and Science to work out a comprehensive plan for an Open University, reports on the objectives, general approach, charter and statues, administrative structure and appointments, degree structure and courses, academic staffing, relationships with the British Broadcasting Corporation and other organizations, premises and equipment, and financing. The aim is to provide education at the undergraduate and post graduate levels for those unable to achieve their aims through an existing institution. Lecture, broadcasting supported by printed literature, and regular written work are some of the methods recommended. The university is to be an independent, autonomous institution with Council and Senate having regional representation. Foundation courses are to be offered in mathematics, understanding science, literature and culture, and understanding society. Each degree course will make use of correspondence course techniques which will provide the nucleus around which an integrated sequence of radio and television programs, of discussion groups and short residential courses can be built. (A diagram of the administrative structure is included). (nl)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Correspondence Study, Curriculum, Discussion Groups, Educational Finance, Educational Innovation, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Equipment, Facilities, Higher Education, National Programs, Open Universities, Program Administration, Program Proposals, Residential Programs, Universities
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 49 High Holborn, London W.C.1 (4s. 0d.).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education and Science, London (England).
Identifiers: British Broadcasting Corporation; Great Britain; Open University (Great Britain)