ERIC Number: ED181830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Dissemination of the Results of the 1976-1977 Follow-Up Study of the Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction. A Report to the National Institute of Education.
New York State Univ. System, Albany.
A summary of a conference sponsored by the University of the State of New York to disseminate the results of the 1976-77 follow-up study of the Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction is presented. Representatives from 10 states and various higher education associations were present. The conference focused on the following topics: (1) the methodology used in the study and the value of similar assessment procedures for strengthening new programs; (2) program materials and procedures that have been modified or developed as a direct result of the findings of the study; and (3) mutual problems in developing and implementing the program. The results indicate that a majority of the 170 institutions responding to the survey granted credit for noncollegiate-sponsored instruction based on the recommendations established by individual departments, or on an individual basis. Credit was awarded only when it was appropriate to a student's program of study. The study also indicated that 89 percent of the 1,100 students who requested credit for courses evaluated through the program were awarded credit or advanced standing. Results from a second follow-up study, 1977-78, are also discussed. It is suggested that since New York State is the first and only organization to conduct a comprehensive study of the usefulness of its evaluation and credit recommendation system, the methodologies used and assessment procedures may be of interest to representatives from states planning to conduct similar follow-up studies. Appended are a list of conference participants, a conference agenda, a description of the Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction, and a copy of the report on the 1977-78 follow-up study. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Advanced Placement, College Credits, Courses, Evaluation Methods, Followup Studies, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Research, Prior Learning, Program Evaluation, State Programs, State Universities, Student Characteristics, Student Placement, Transfer Policy
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Univ. System, Albany.