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ERIC Number: ED180331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Resources for Change: A Guide to Projects 1979-80. The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
A total of 180 projects supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education under its 1979-80 Comprehensive Program are described. The Comprehensive Program is viewed as the core of the Fund's activities providing improved access and quality in postsecondary education by addressing a broad range of educational needs. Project descriptions are listed alphabetically and by problem area. Eight problem areas comprise the Comprehensive Program: (1) extending educational opportunity; (2) meeting individual needs; (3) improving programs, personnel and instruction; (4) creating and applying more meaningful criteria for the award of postsecondary credentials; (5) reducing costs; (6) helping people make better choices about higher education; (7) making better use of educational resources; and (8) preserving institutional vitality in the face of growing rigidity and regulation. The projects are further broken down into the following categories: improvement approach, curricular content, institutional type, population served, and region. The project descriptions are brief and include the name of the project director and the project address. In addition to the Comprehensive Program the Fund conducted three special competitions: Special Focus: Adapting Improvements: Better Strategies for Educating Adults; National Project IV: Examining the Varieties of Liberal Education; and the HEW/DOL Program: Unemployed Youth: A Postsecondary Response. Brief descriptions and introductory material on each of these programs is also included. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, College Choice, College Curriculum, College Students, Colleges, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Grants, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Projects, Universities
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20202
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.