ERIC Number: ED204481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Early SUN Program Enrollees: Pre/Post Enrollment Decisions and Attitudes Regarding Their Continuing Education.
Brown, Lawrence A., Jr.
The University of Mid-America (UMA) conducted a telephone survey of over 300 adults enrolled in distance learning courses offered by the State University of Nebraska (SUN), then UMA's course delivery system in Nebraska, during the first three SUN course offering periods. The survey was undertaken to determine the degree to which early SUN enrollees elected to take SUN courses rather than to enroll in traditional on-campus programs and to study the effects of SUN course participation on enrollees' subsequent continuing education behaviors and attitudes. Survey data reveals the following: (1) SUN course enrollment has had only a slight, if any, effect on the net overall decrease in Nebraska postsecondary campus enrollments; (2) the relatively high degree of satisfaction on the part of early SUN enrollees was instrumental in their ensuing participation in formal or informal educational pursuits; (3) a significant number of SUN course participants have acquired the knowledge or skills necessary to seek new employment opportunities or job advancement; (4) enrollment in college-level television courses tends to promote participation in further television course offerings; and (5) SUN course completers who seek to transfer SUN course credits to their higher education institutions are generally successful in doing so. (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Correspondence Study, Demography, Educational Television, Enrollment Trends, Nontraditional Education, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Surveys
Office of Information and Publications, University of Mid-America, P.O. Box 82006, Lincoln, NE 68501.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University of Mid-America, Lincoln, NE.
Identifiers: Nebraska; State University of Nebraska; University of Mid America NE