ERIC Number: ED074939
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Improvement of Opportunity in Higher Education: Alternative Modes for Earning Undergraduate Degrees and College Credit.
Connecticut Commission for Higher Education, Hartford.
In this particular instance, the Commission for Higher Education in Connecticut was charged with the responsibility of studying the development and awarding of undergraduate degrees and college credits for nontraditional forms of study and experience in the state. The Commission, in this report, states that thousands of Connecticut citizens find directed learning beyond high school either inaccessible or inappropriate. In addition, the Commission is convinced that resources currently available within and through existing institutions, public and private, have the potential to provide the highly flexible instructional services required to implement new approaches to the delivery of higher education services. Therefore, the Commission recommends immediate creation of an administrative entity within the state system of higher education with the obligation, power, and funding to encourage and counsel students, to evaluate nontraditional programs of learning and grant college credit, and to award undergraduate degrees on the basis of such credit. The Commisssion also recommends that particular encouragement be given to the development of a number of nontraditional educational practices including technological delivery of instructional services, credit for experience, and credit for off-campus study. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Commission for Higher Education, Hartford.