ERIC Number: ED198764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct-27
Reference Count: 0
College of New Rochelle Response to: "Adult Learning, Higher Education, and the Economics of Unused Capacity," by Howard R. Bowen.
Kelly, Dorothy Ann
Perspectives on adult students at the College of New Rochelle are offered in response to Howard R. Bowen's address entitled, "Adult Learning, Higher Education, and the Economics of Unused Capacity." The College of New Rochelle suggests a modest modification of Bowen's thesis that there should be efforts toward full integration of programs for traditional students and for the older (adult) learners. It is suggested that in the 10 years of experience in developing a comprehensive program designed exclusively for adults, it has been found that there is much to be gained by a separate but equal education for traditional and nontraditional students. At the College of New Rochelle, the adult degree program, the School of New Resources, has several different components that are based on the recognition of the adult's prior experience, present life circumstances, and different curricular needs. Various locations for classes are designed to increase access, and the interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts bachelor's degree is designed to meet students' expressed needs. Instruction is offered by seminars, limited to 18 students, and life-experience credits are also awarded. The open admissions policy is supported by noncredit courses in language arts, workshops, and tutoring. Assessment tools are an additional resource to help meet the needs of adult students. It is claimed that the fiscal contributions made by the School of New Resources has enabled the college to expand their graduate school program and other traditional programs. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Bachelors Degrees, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Off Campus Facilities, Open Enrollment, Prior Learning, Student Needs, Young Adults
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: College of New Rochelle NY
Note: Paper presented to the 1980 National Forum and Annual Business Meeting of the College Board and the College Scholarship Service (October 27, 1980).