ERIC Number: ED163831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Eddy, Margot Sanders
In recent years changes in the constituency of higher education have been characterized by a substantial increase in the number of students attending college less than full-time. As a consequence the once sharp distinctions between youth and adult students, campus and extension education, and traditional and nontraditional clients are giving way to recognition of greater heterogeneity in student populations. The growth in the number of part-time students has been advantageous in a time of declining full-time enrollments. At the same time, the trend has caused concern and some changes in several areas of higher education, including institutional finance, student recruitment, academic programs, teaching, support services, and student participation in campus activities. As a result, policies for this new majority in higher education will be shaped in the forseeable future by very different and more changeable social and educational priorities, requiring much more flexibility in higher education, even from year to year. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Ancillary Services, College Students, Declining Enrollment, Educational Change, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Educational Programs, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Literature Reviews, Nontraditional Students, Part Time Students, Policy Formation, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Student Recruitment, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.