ERIC Number: ED125619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Third Century; Postsecondary Planning for the Nontraditional Learner. A Summary.
Hamilton, I. Bruce
The Iowa Higher Education Facilities Commission and the Office of New Degree Programs designed a study with five missions: (1) to identify who the nontraditional learners are and define their learning needs; (2) to inventory all of the unusual educational services already in place; (3) to recommend ways of informing the public more fully about opportunities that now exist; (4) to determine what additional or alternative educational delivery systems might be needed; and (5) to evaluate a proposal for a new type of degree program which was put forward in 1973. Survey instruments were used to conduct a statewide, demographically-based interview field poll, along with an extensive interview system and reviews of similar studies. Extensive results and recommendations were reported. It was concluded that results show that the post secondary institutions in Iowa are excellent, numerous, and of high quality, but heavily oriented to the traditional, full-time younger person who is embarking upon his or her career. However, as the demand for on-campus study decreases, resources must be gradually reallocated to accommodate mature learners. (HAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Higher Education Facilities Commission, Des Moines.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa