ERIC Number: ED030042
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1961
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College Without Classes: Credit Through Examinations in University Adult Education.
Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.
This survey of member institutions of the Association of University Evening Colleges and the National University Extension Association sought to determine the prevalence of giving credit or advanced standing by examination, what instruments are used for such purposes, any tendency to favor the application of credit or advanced standing to either technical or general (liberal arts) education, tendencies for or against applying testing devices in the adult education program, and current faculty or administrative attitudes toward credit without classes. Special programs and arrangements at Northeastern University, Brooklyn College, and elsewhere were examined, along with a program proposal by Hacker of Columbia University, and such issues as the transferability of credits, suitable evaluation, instruments, course content, and residence requirements. Findings indicate that the problem of advanced status is a source of concern and confusion for many administrators and faculty in higher education, and that steadily increasing college and university enrollments create a favorable climate for trying to accelerate the programs of qualified students. (Five tables, footnotes, and the questionnaire are included). (author/ly)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.