ERIC Number: ED251021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-25
Reference Count: 0
Post-Secondary Education for Part-Time and Returning Students. Policy Paper.
Ingle, Clyde R.
Minnesota's goals and policies for serving part-time and returning college students were studied. Attention was directed to the following: programs that should be available to part-time and returning students; forms of credit or recognition that should be given to these students; the way that responsibility should be shared and monitored within the postsecondary education sector; the way the Higher Education Coordinating Board's financial aid programs should respond to changing enrollment patterns; and the way that instruction for part-time and returning students should be funded. For public and private institutions, consideration is given to curriculum changes, changes in delivery methods, and degrees awarded by alternative delivery methods. Instructional programs and support services at area vocational-technical institutes are also addressed. Information is provided on: eligibility of full- and part-time students for major federal and state student aid programs; aid awarded to dependent and self-supporting students in 1980/81; sources of funds spent on adult vocational education in fiscal year 1979; community college sources of income for credit instruction and for noncredit instruction and community services in FY 1979; and sources of funds for state universities, FY 1979. (SW)
Descriptors: College Credits, College Programs, College Role, College Students, Community Colleges, Educational Supply, Eligibility, Financial Support, Governance, Part Time Students, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Reentry Students, State Boards of Education, State Universities, Student Financial Aid, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Higher Education Coordinating Board, St. Paul.