ERIC Number: ED079496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Outreach and Occupational Education in Colorado. A Study Conducted for the Colorado Commission on Higher Education by the Academy for Educational Development.
Craig, John; And Others
The term "outreach" was chosen to describe the array of efforts to provide educational opportunities to those not now well served or not served at all by the post-secondary system. Some of these, such as extension and correspondence, are well-tested approaches. Many fall into the category of non-traditional schemes as external degree programs, universities without walls, and others yet unlabeled. The study was set up to determine how well the post-secondary and occupational education needs of the people of Colorado were being serviced by existing programs and how these services could be improved. Problems confronting institutions offering outreach and occupational programs are: (1) short-range procedures for coordination of off-campus programs during the immediate future, beginning with the 1972-73 academic year, and (2) long-range policies to serve needs over a span of a decade or more. In assessing outreach programs and opportunities the study examined the extent and potential of various non-traditional programs, with extension being the major existing form in Colorado. Recommendations for program structures, staffing, and other needs are presented along with results of interviews and surveys and tabular data on extension enrollments. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Colleges, Correctional Education, Correspondence Study, Educational Needs, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, State Federal Aid, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (COM-73-10374, MF $1.45, See catalog for hardcopy price)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.; Four Corners Regional Commission, Farmington, NM.
Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development, Inc., Palo Alto, CA. Western Region.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado