ERIC Number: ED247870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: 0
University without Walls: A Comparison of Student, Faculty, and Staff Perceptions at Selected Institutions.
Stetson, Kenneth W.
The University Without Walls (UWW) programs at seven colleges were examined to identify common programmatic features and to determine both student and faculty/staff views of this educational endeavor. Attention was focused on the degree-granting process at the institutions. A total of 513 student questionnaires and 190 faculty/staff questionnaires were evaluated in 1978. Research concerns included: programmatic differences among the institutions, differences between public and private UWW institutions, academic degree delivery systems, staffing pattern for selected UWW programs, length of time required to complete a baccalaureate degree, comparative academic quality, and participation in UWW. For each institution, information was also collected on UWW student characteristics (ethnic composition, sex distribution, age distribution) along with the highest degree held by teaching faculty, academic rank distributions, and teacher characteristics. Separate institutional analyses were conducted for the following seven schools: Antioch College/West, Chicago State University, Loretto Heights College, University of Massachusetts, University of Minnesota, Northeastern Illinois University, and Stephens College. (SW)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Comparative Analysis, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Nontraditional Education, Open Universities, Private Colleges, Program Evaluation, School Surveys, State Colleges, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Interversitas, Chicago, IL.
Identifiers: Antioch College West; Chicago State University IL; Loretto Heights College CO; Northeastern Illinois University; Stephens College MO; University of Massachusetts; University of Minnesota
Note: Shortened version of a Ph.D. dissertation, Loyola University.