ERIC Number: ED181959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Progress Report on the West Essex Extension Center. Office of Institutional Research, Research Report 80-2.
Karlen, Janice M.
The West Essex Extension Center (WEEC) provides a variety of educational services to adults in an off-campus setting. The typical WEEC credit student is a white, female, non-veteran, residing in Essex County, who is attending part-time and for the first time. There is equal probability that the student is married or single. The courses offered for academic credit encompass both career and technical programs, as well as elective courses of general interest. Many courses are offered to meet the needs of continuing education (non-matriculated) students, with the major exceptions being the Criminal Justice and Pre-Nursing curricula. The non-credit offerings are in the areas of the arts, personal finance, and test preparation. Advisement and counseling are conducted at WEEC to meet both academic and personal needs. Other specialized services include those for senior citizens and those offered in conjunction with local high schools. The Title I, Project WHY (Women Help Yourselves) Grant Program is also based at WEEC and has sponsored several conferences, seminars, and events. In addition, WEEC has developed cooperative relationships with community groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, the Essex Theatre Company, and a Center for Continuing Education. Certain goals of WEEC have not yet been met or have been discarded after reevaluation of community needs, e.g., to serve as a Bilingual Counseling Center. (AYC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Community Services, Counseling Services, Credit Courses, Educational Counseling, Enrollment, Extension Education, Noncredit Courses, Off Campus Facilities, Older Adults, Program Descriptions, School Community Relationship, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Essex County Coll., Newark, NJ.