ERIC Number: ED236957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The National University Consortium: An Assessment.
Fehnel, Richard A.
Journal of Continuing Higher Education, v30 n4 p21-23 Fall 1982
The Off-Campus Degree Program at Linfield College (Oregon) provides quality coursework to a group of part-time adult students who would not otherwise have access to a four-year degree program. In 1980, Linfield joined six other institutions to form the National University Consortium (NUC), the first national organization of colleges and universities, public broadcasting stations, and cable systems to offer television-assisted courses. NUC is governed and directed by all its member institutions and each plays an active role in determining NUC policy, curriculum offerings, and operations. Course materials, inspired by and adapted from the highly successful British Open University, are used. The Linfield courses can be used to satisfy major and elective requirements for the bachelor of science in management degree and the bachelor of arts in liberal studies degree offered through the Official Campus Program. Most courses are interdisciplinary in three degree areas: (1) technology and management; (2) behavioral and social sciences; and (3) humanities. Linfield's membership in NUC offers advantages to students, faculty, and administrators, and has been cost-effective, showing a net financial gain. (JW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National University Consortium Telecomm Teaching; PF Project
Note: The last page of this article was an item by Fred Hechinger entitled "About Education--Will Televised Instruction See Better Days?" reproduced from the New York Times for July 27, 1982. It has been deleted for copyright reasons.