ERIC Number: ED193994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
New Directions for the Student Consumer Movement. Current Issues in Higher Education, 1978.
American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Two papers on developments toward consumerism in higher education are included. In "Alternatives to Federal Regulation of Consumer Information," by Joan S. Stark and Patrick T. Terenzini, several questions are posed for considering alternative systems to help students obtain and use information for college choice: (1) Can meaningful information guidelines be developed? (2) Will institutions cooperate in following them? and (3) Can a workable consumer assistance system be developed? Project CHOICE (Center for Helping Organizations Improve Choice in Education) is described, and the concept of Educational Information Centers, funded by the federal government, is outlined. In the second paper, "Consumerism in the Classroom: The Nebraska Experiment," Eugene P. Trani describes a program in six Nebraska universities and colleges entitled "Helping Students Become More Sophisticated Consumers of Their Own Education." The major component of the project is a course in learning analysis, intended to help students become more knowledgeable and analytical about their own learning reactions. The course is outlined, and some resulting experiences are noted. It is proposed that this project will not only assist students in getting the most out of their education, but will also encourage and assist in teaching improvement. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Choice, College Faculty, College Students, Consumer Education, Consumer Protection, Courses, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Program Development, Student Rights
American Association for Higher Education, Suite 780, One Dupont Circle, Washington, DC 20036 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Educational Information Centers; Nebraska; Project CHOICE
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education (Chicago, IL, March 1978).