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ERIC Number: ED083910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 69
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An Alternative Model for Post Secondary Educational Opportunity in Southern Maine. SMRCC. Southern Maine Regional Community Learning Centers.
Connick, George P.; And Others
The need for expanded less-than-baccalaureate opportunities for the citizens of Maine has been identified. This paper presents two methods to respond to this need. The first model presented, SMRCC (Southern Maine Regional Community Learning Centers), is designed to provide geographic access for the students of two southern Maine counties, York and Cumberland, with financial rates set at $20.00 per course and $100 per semester. Any person who holds a high school diploma or its equivalent will be allowed to enroll, and associate degrees in a variety of fields will be made available. To implement this model, interinstitutional cooperation of physical facilities, computers, and personnel will be necessary with public and private institutions in the area. This model offers great flexibility of learning, individualization of learning for each student, opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, a diverse high quality curriculum and credit for life experiences. SMILE (Southern Maine Initiation of Low Cost, Post Secondary Education) is designed to be the initial instructional phase of the SMRCC model. SMILE is an immediate response to identified educational needs and demands in Maine. When the SMRCC model is fully operational, the SMILE project will be incorporated into SMRRC. This document contains the guidelines for the SMILE project, the proposed courses, the proposed time schedules, budgets, and a proposal for the rennovation of a building for the SMRCC learning resource center. Appendices include documents concerning the Maine External Alternative for Learners (MEAL). (Author/PG)
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Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Portland-Gorham.
Identifiers - Location: Maine