ERIC Number: ED154754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Providing Comparable Information to Prospective Students. Issues, Problems and Possible Solutions.
Lenning, Oscar T.; And Others
The lack of comparable information for prospective students can and has resulted in wrong decisions about college choice, which are costly to the student, institutions, and society. A strong possibility exists that outside agencies will soon impose additional standards of comparability on postsecondary institutions. Such externally imposed standards may promote homogeniety, may be costly, and may give a distorted picture to prospective students unless institutions initiate cooperative actions. Institutions of similar types need to agree on some reasonably uniform definitions and methods of collecting, presenting, and qualifying particular items of information appropriate to valid educational decisions. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, College Role, Consumer Protection, Decision Making, Higher Education, Information Needs, Information Sources, Standards
CHOICE, Department of Higher/Postsecondary Education, 227 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. 13210
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Dept. of Higher/Post Secondary Education.
Note: Paper originally commissioned by the Education Commission of the States ; A product of the Center for Helping Organizations Improve Choice in Education (project CHOICE)