ERIC Number: ED038586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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A Study to Determine the Interest and Need for a Special Adult Degree Program in Liberal Studies at the Brigham Young University.
Nebeker, W. Denton
The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of implementing a special adult degree program in liberal studies at the Brigham Young University, similar to the Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree offered at the University of Oklahoma. The research involved two separate nationwide surveys to determine the need, interest level, and probable success potential of the university clientele for this type of an adult degree program, and to determine the current status, acceptance, and characteristics of similar programs on college and university campuses. The findings indicated a definite trend toward such programs and a high interest in them, but also showed that many who were enthusiastic about the program were unrealistic in assessing their own success potential (23% worked over 54 hours a week, 62% read less than six books a year, and 75% had never completed a home study course). The study recommended that a program be established, but that extreme caution be used in publicizing the program and in admission and acceptance procedures in order to maintain high academic standards. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Admission Criteria, Adult Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Demand, Feasibility Studies, Liberal Arts, Special Degree Programs, Success, Surveys, Universities
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Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.