ERIC Number: ED082635
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Selected Policies and Practices in Higher Education.
Creager, John A.
The Institutional Survey of Selected Policies and Practices in Higher Education questionnaire was mailed out in the early spring of 1973 to the presidents of 755 institutions. Responses from the 669 usable returned questionnaires indicated: (1) The nation's colleges and universities have implemented many policies and practices designed to meet the needs of larger and more heterogeneous student bodies. (2) The extent to which different types of institutions have implemented particular policies and practices varies considerably. (3) Many institutions give either academic credit or advanced placement for external learning experiences. (4) About 65% of the institutions have some form of open admissions. (5) Students and guidance counselors would do well to note that many institutions favor admission on a first-come-first-serve basis. (6) Quota systems in admissions are relatively rare. (7) Nearly all institutions report that students evaluate teaching effectiveness. (8) Over three-fourths of the institutions exert some control over student publications. (9) A similar proportion have some procedure for the discipline of students by students. (10) Many institutions provide counseling and guidance about sexual matters and drug usage. The appendices include the questionnaire form. (Author/MJM)
Descriptors: College Credits, Colleges, Counseling, Discipline, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Research Projects, School Surveys, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Universities
Publications Division, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 (Vol. 8, No. 4, $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Office of Research.