ERIC Number: ED026614
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Effects of the 1965 Revision of Undergraduate Standards of the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business on Evening Colleges.
Barton, William David, Jr.
The purposes of this study were to determine the impact of the 1965 revised standards for the accreditation of undergraduate programs of the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) upon evening college programs, and delineate implications for evening colleges. A brief questionnaire was used to examine the general effects of the standards upon evening colleges. The deans of five of the 26 institutions selected for in-depth study, were interviewed. Major findings showed that AACSB revised standards had little or no effect on evening programs of nine institutions; only two of the 26 institutions filed a flight plan with the executive committee of AACSB; 14 of the 16 made considerable use of regular full-time faculty in their evening programs prior to the revision of standards; four of the business deans at the case-study schools reported an institutional commitment to the accreditation of each of their professional programs; and four of the business deans felt that AACSB affiliation was vital to the development of their program. One of the implications was that evening colleges must find ways to meet standards without restriction of business programs for adults. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Students, Business Education, Credit Courses, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Finance, Evening Programs, Part Time Faculty, Professional Associations, Professional Education, Program Development, Teacher Qualifications
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.