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ERIC Number: ED138213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
University Without Walls Student Profile 1976-1977.
The University Without Walls program at Hofstra University was approved as an experimental unit within New College in 1973. The UWW program is competency-based, with students developing individual programs of study. Educational plans and prior learning from college and life experience are stated in learning contracts with short- and long-term goals. This report offers a descriptive profile of UWW students who entered the program during the 1976-77 academic year; five of the eight students enrolled in the UWW program participated in the testing. The expectation was that an organized examination of the demographic characteristics, opinions and attitudes, abilities and intellectual characteristics of these students would be useful in the development of the program. Results suggest that the UWW students are not significantly different from the average New College entering freshman in political/social background or intellectual characteristics. They do differ in terms of life experiences, employment background, and apparent social maturity. The conclusions should be viewed cautiously due to the small sample size. The questionnaire used is appended. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. New Coll. Educational Research Office.