ERIC Number: ED078786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
A Measure of Success: Federal Support for Continuing Education.
National Advisory Council on Extension and Continuing Education, Washington, DC.
This report examines the impact that Federal programs have had on institutions of higher education and especially on their continuing education resources and facilities. Findings indicate that interest and activity in continuing education have been greatly stimulated by the Federal programs and Federal funds over the past decade. Access to Federal funds spawned hundreds of new centers and institutes, many of which operate programs of extension, continuing education, and community service. Recommendations suggest (1) that the administration make special efforts to communicate fully in the process of consolidating or eliminating categorical programs. (2) That Title I HEA as amended be funded at the level of $25 million in fiscal year 1974. (3) That the newly authorized fund for the improvement of postsecondary education undertake an examination of on-going nontraditional programs for nontraditional students. (4) That Federal agencies give priority to implementing programs to provide financial aid to parttime students on the basis of demonstrated need. (5) That Federal agencies review their policies affecting the utilization of university continuing education resources. (6) That universities and Federal agencies seek to find ways to eliminate needless duplication. (7) That consumer protection legislation be enacted. (8) That future legislation establish programs of continuing education, extension, and community service and provide sufficient funds for effective evaluation. (Author/MJM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Finance, Extension Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
The National Advisory Council on Extension and Continuing Education, 1325 G Street, N.W., Room 710, Washington, D.C. 20005 (Free)
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Authoring Institution: National Advisory Council on Extension and Continuing Education, Washington, DC.
Note: 7th Annual Report on Recommendations of the National Advisory Council on Extension and Continuing Education