ERIC Number: ED037692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Scope and Characteristics of University Off-Campus Centers in the United States.
Henstrom, Richard Henry
This study investigated the philosophy, organizational structure, administration, and curricula of university off-campus centers in the United States. In addition to statistical data, answers were sought on such matters as professional and regional accrediting associations, the establishment and continuance of centers, research projects in centers, and course credits. Questionnaires were sent to 119 parent institutions, 27 accrediting associations, and 207 centers. These were among the findings and conclusions: (1) 53 institutions operated 207 centers; (2) the chief problem areas were obtaining enough qualified faculty, supplying adequate library books and periodicals, having sufficient library and classroom facilities, and meeting financial obligations; (3) major factors determining course offerings were (in rank order) course demand, availability of faculty, course sequences and required courses, and college and departmental recommendations; (4) accrediting associations generally have no specific criteria for off campus centers; (5) 76 centers were not permanently owned by their parent institutions; (6) major academic areas were (in rank order) social sciences, humanities, business, physical sciences, engineering, and education. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Administrative Organization, Administrators, College Faculty, Credit Courses, Curriculum, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Certificates, Educational Policy, Enrollment, Extension Education, Financial Policy, Noncredit Courses, Off Campus Facilities, Program Administration
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Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.
Note: Ed.D. Thesis