ERIC Number: ED190025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Internal Organization to Serve Part-Time Student Needs.
Massey, T. Benjamin
Two questions are addressed: (1) How can existing organizational structures and practices be developed where none have previously existed? The phenomenon of the adult postsecondary student is a fundamental demographic shift not initiated by the institutions but to which they must nonetheless respond. The organizational structure of the University of Maryland University College is examined as a model. University College enrolls students in Maryland and in 17 foreign countries, specializing in flexible curricula and schedules for the B.A. and B.S. degrees, associate degrees, certificates, and a graduate degree in human resources administration. All undergraduate students are admitted as special students and may change status on completion of 15 hours with a C average. The two delivery methods are credit programs and a conferences and institutes division. The student services unit is geared to providing convenient, accessible services for admissions, registration, advisement, library, articulation, recruitment, financial aid, and veterans. Faculty are selected on the basis of their interest in teaching part-time students. The politics of the 30-year transition to the current svstem are examined. (MSE)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of Maryland
Note: Paper presented at the Conference on Adjusting Postsecondary American Education to the Part-time, Adult Student (Pennsylvania State University, July 10-11, 1979).