ERIC Number: ED144453
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings: Learning and the Learners. The Second Annual Tennessee Symposium on Higher Education.
Hollis, Coy, Ed.; And Others
Three concerns were the focusing points for the conference: (1) the impact the continuing change in the student population has on the faculty; (2) the implications for higher education and society in general with respect to increasing demands for the credentialing of professional competency; and (3) the ways in which higher education can respond to a wide diversity of needs and at the same time maintain academic quality. Addresses touched on the topics of new learners and their impact on education (Patricia K. Cross); professional competency and societal credentialing (Cyril O. Houle); diversity of response and maintenance of quality in higher education (Morris T. Keeton); issues and answers, a panel discussion; and perspectives (John Richardson and Hilton Smith). (MSE)
Descriptors: College Students, Competency Based Education, Credentials, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Enrollment Trends, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Nontraditional Students, Social Change, Student Characteristics
Tennessee Higher Education Commission, 570 State Office Bldg., Nashville, Tenn. 37219
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville.; Tennessee State Board of Regents, Nashville.; Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.
Note: Proceedings of the second annual Tennessee Symposium on Higher Education (Murfreesboro, February 1977)