ERIC Number: ED253660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Independent Study Programs, 1983-1984. Final Report.
Sullivan, Mary Jane
This report presents results of an annual survey of all programs within the National University Continuing Education Association (NUCEA) regarding key aspects of status and policy of independent study programs by correspondence at higher education institutions. Two narrative sections describe the results shown in 10 tables. Part 1 covers program scope, including program enrollments, program staff, computer utilization, special fees for services, and materials leasing. Part 2 summarizes each of the programs with reference to these factors: tuition charged to students for various courses and the compensation paid to faculty members to develop courses and work with students (grading) in those courses. Programs are divided into college, high school, and noncredit programs. Ten tables depict survey data regarding program scope, demographics on student enrollments, number of total faculty, computer systems, special fees, institutions willing to lease courses, characteristics of college programs (enrollment, course fees, faculty compensation, institutional support for correspondence courses), characteristics of high school programs (enrollment, course fees, faculty compensation), and characteristics of non-credit programs (enrollment, fees, faculty compensation). An appendix contains information, provided by institutions, that amplifies data contained in the tables. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Univ. Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC. Independent Study Div.
Identifiers: National University Continuing Education Assn
Note: Supersedes preliminary report of October 1984. Prepared by the ISD Research and Evaluation Committee and printed by Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Division of Continuing Education.