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ERIC Number: ED073874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Program Assessment: University Without Walls, "Flaming Rainbow," Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Leitka, Gene
An educational program assessment of the University Without Walls (UWW), located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and known as "Flaming Rainbow," was presented in this document. The evaluation was conducted during March 27-30, 1973. The 6 American Indian participants, who are financially supported by the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) Higher Education Program, and 3 prospective students were interviewed, as were the center's core staff personnel and the Vista workers. The 4-day assessment period culminated with a visit to the BIA Office in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to assess their conception of the program. The assessment placed emphasis on the testimonies of the students, who articulated the program's effectiveness. Success of the program was noticeable by the advancement made by 3 students who were near graduation. Findings included that there was a need to clarify the UWW goals and objectives in a language understandable to a layman and that the communications network between UWW and the BIA Higher Education Office in Muskogee needed improvement. It was recommended that BIA assistance will be vitally needed in the future should UWW prove to be a viable alternative educational program for Indian people. Included in the appendixes are (1) the fiscal year budget, 1973; (2) the fiscal year budget, 1974; (3) the "Cluster Concept" proposal for expansion; (4) the admission requirements; and (5) a list of institutions participating in the UWW consortium. (Author/FF)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Albuquerque, NM.