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ERIC Number: ED181827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 11
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Programming for Summer Sessions in the 1980's.
Rehnke, Mary Ann
The 413 members of the North American Association of Summer Sessions were surveyed to determine programming for college summer sessions in the 1980's. Summer session directors were asked about who the students of the 1980's would be, what programs should be developed, where programs should be held, and what time frames for course offerings would be significant. Survey responses indicated that programs designed for the adult learner and the part-time student would be important, and that college credit for career education, either before the student enters college or as part of the formal education, would be significant. Because of the concern about energy, higher education institutions will be taking their courses to the students rather than vice versa, and because of the declining student pooulation, colleges will be offering courses in time patterns that will be convenient for the student. The survey questionnaire provided insight into the kind of programming appropriate for specific kinds of institutions by placing demographic information regarding the institution in the computer, using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. Four types of institutions emerged with specific patterns of programming for the 1980's: smaller institutions (student body of under 1,000 per academic year), residential colleges, larger institutions (student booy greater than 15,000 per academic year), and the commuter institutions. Programming expectations for each type are noted. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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