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ERIC Number: ED105794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Continuing Education Opportunities Available to Nonacademic Scientists, Engineers, and Mathematicians. Higher Education Panel Reports, Number 23.
El-Khawas, Elaine H.; Kinzer, Joan L.
During the fall of 1974, the Higher Education Panel of the American Council on Education conducted a survey of continuing education opportunities available to professional scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who are employed full-time in industry and government. The survey sought to gain information on the nature and extent of offerings available within the higher education community by which people employed in science fields could increase and update their professional knowledge and skills, whether in their present or related career fields. The survey results offer specific information on the type and number of offerings currently available, approximate enrollments, type of faculty and modes of instruction utilized, and the distribution of such offerings among institutions of higher education. From a total of 215 institutions reporting, 152 (70.7 percent) had appropriate offerings at their institutions. In general, public institutions accounted for about two-thirds of such offerings. Almost all appropriate continuing education activity was concentrated among doctorate-granting institutions. An institution's regular faculty provided the bulk of the institutional staff, although supplemented to a considerable extent by the use of guest speakers. Statistical tables accompany the text. The appendixes include the questionnaire and survey procedures. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Engineers, Higher Education, Mathematicians, Professional Continuing Education, Questionnaires, Refresher Courses, Scientists, Surveys
Higher Education Panel, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Higher Education Panel.