ERIC Number: ED077306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Evaluating Nontraditional Higher Education. A New Perspective.
Curtis, David V.; Wartgow, Jerome F.
The objective of this paper is to identify the components of an assessment model that are applicable to the new institutions in higher education that are identifying themselves as being innovative or nontraditional. The emphasis is on the new institutions for several reasons. First, the new institutions are under greater pressure to justify their existence and their different ways of doing things than are more established institutions; second, one of the characteristics of most new institutions is a commitment to evaluate and assess; third, while there is a general similarity among the new institutions, as a group they are quite different from traditional institutions and traditional means of evaluation often do not apply. The components of the assessment model through which nontraditional institutions are to be evaluated come under the five general headings accessibility, flexibility, personalization, synthesis, and efficacy of resources. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Governors State Univ., Park Forest South, IL.