ERIC Number: ED158632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
Nontraditional Education: The Quality Issue and Military Base Education.
Andrews, Grover J.
Postsecondary education programs at military installations have been offered jointly by the military and higher education institutions to meet the needs of the on-duty serviceman. Undergraduate and graduate courses are designed to contribute to skills in the military occupation, develop skills for a second career, and provide personal enrichment. In-depth case studies of the quality of these programs will be conducted in 1978 in order to holistically assess the programs and evaluate the effectiveness of delivery of educational programs by civilian schools to military bases. The current roles of the schools, military, the states, accrediting commissions, and other organizations will be identified, and elements of an on-going system of quality control will be determined. Information will be gathered from selected military educational programs on need assessments, purpose and objectives, implementation and evaluation procedures, administration organization, faculty, and curriculum. Evaluation criteria for on-site visits to military bases and a schedule of the activities of the advisory committee for the study are presented. (SW)
Descriptors: Accountability, Agency Cooperation, Armed Forces, Case Studies, College Role, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Educational Assessment, Evaluation Criteria, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Military Personnel, Nontraditional Students, Program Evaluation, Surveys
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: NAIMES Conference, National University Extension Association Annual Meeting (April 11, 1978)