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ERIC Number: ED083909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 26
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Reference Count: 0
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Report of a Visit to the University Without Walls by the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities Yellow Springs, Ohio, May, 1972 for the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
Barrett, Laurence; And Others
This document, reporting on a visit to the University Without Walls (UWW) of the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities, opens with a definition of the Union. When the Union applied for Correspondent Status in the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, it was agreed that the decision should be based on the evaluation of teams visiting 8 of the 20 UWW units now active. Their findings can be generalized as follows: (1) Still in their first, pilot year, most of the units enroll far fewer students than they expect to next fall. (2) In all the units the staff and student morale is very high. (3) In many units, the enthusiasm, conviction, and willingness to work seem to be inspired by a director of unusual talent and dedication. (4) In some respects, there is a fair degree of consistency among the units, in that they all give meaningful education to people of all ages off-campus and outside of the classroom. (5) Because the union does not dictate administrative procedures, in this regard the units show great variety in recordkeeping, attrition rates, and general objectives. One recommendation made was that UWW define its procedures and objectives more precisely and establish methods to measure its graduates against the graduates of more traditional programs. The reports submitted by the evaluation teams are included in the appendices of this report. (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL.