ERIC Number: ED147573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-1
Reference Count: 0
The University of Albuquerque Adult Education Program. Final Report, 1973-1975.
Albuquerque Univ., NM.
The University of Albuquerque established a degree program for adults which includes (1) a time shortened concept, (2) a seminar format in the general education program which allows the adult students an opportunity to question, critique, discuss, and engage in scholarly dialogue with seminar preceptors, (3) a flexible schedule that allows adult students to attend either in the morning or evening or switch back and forth, (4) a requirement that every student participate in entrance and diagnostic testing and an intense period of counseling and academic advisement during the first program seminar prior to planning a program of study, and (5) an opportunity for adults who can demonstrate learning that has taken place in their life experience to challenge courses for credit in their major field. There are several reasons for concluding that the Adult Education Program is successful, including (1) that it has become a financial asset to the university, (2) that its graduates are successful, (3) that the program is accepted by the adults in the community, and (4) that the program has had some impact on the university at large, such as, on student enrollment. (This report contains eleven chapters discussing different aspects of the program, including the knowledge and skills of entering and exiting students, objectives and curriculum, and problems related to nontraditional programs.) (EM)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Curriculum Design, Higher Education, Objectives, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Special Degree Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Univ., NM.