ERIC Number: ED235730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Free Universities and Learning Referral Centers, 1981.
Characteristics of 187 free universities and 21 learning referral centers and information on registrations and referrals, finance, and staffing are examined, based on 1982 followup survey results. A free university is broadly defined as an organization that offers to the general public ungraded, unaccredited classes that anyone can teach; learning referral centers allow persons to register their learning needs and help match potential learners with resource people. Information is provided on the following: number of free universities and centers by year founded, affiliation, and eligibility for activities; number and percent of registrations and referrals by school affiliation; number and percent of free universities and centers charging fees for services; expenditures of free universities by expenditure size and type of expenditure, and of centers, by type of expenditure; revenues of free universities, by expenditure size and source of revenue, and of centers, by source of revenue; number of staff in free universities and centers, by paid staff size and pay status; and number of sections offered by free universities, for selected subjects. Information on the survey methodology and a directory of free universities and learning referral centers are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Expenditures, Financial Support, Free Schools, Higher Education, Income, Information Centers, Institutional Characteristics, Program Costs, Referral, School Personnel, School Registration
National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Learning Referral Centers
Note: For related document, see ED 178 010.