ERIC Number: ED089594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
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Meeting the Needs of Non-Traditional Students.
Regional Spotlight, v8 n4 p1-8 Mar74
Florida International University (FIU), The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and Eagle University (Kentucky) have designed programs to meet the needs of nontraditional students. Eagle University, composed of nine universities from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Florida, extends educational opportunities to servicemen and community members of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. FIU offers a student oriented rather than campus-based learning program. Emphasis is placed on a noncampus-based view of education, assessment of past experiences and negotiated, individual learning contracts. Similarly, the University of Alabama offers an external degree program. This program identifies 20 students for a pilot program and then designs 20 different programs around these students. In each of these programs, the emphasis is placed on the needs of the students. Courses of study are moulded to the student needs. The immediate results of these approaches is the reopening of higher education to those persons long shut out. (Author/MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama