ERIC Number: ED184490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Setting Up the Open University. Monograph No. 5.
Hawkridge, David G.
An unofficial history is given of the Open University in England. Its intent is to recreate the atmosphere in which the institution was conceived and organized. First the main events of 1963-1969 are summarized. Separate sections are then devoted to events in 1970 and each subsequent calendar year through 1975. Milestones are noted, and the narrative throughout brings in opinions, rumors, and controversy from the press and from academic circles. Timelines highlight the successes and disappointments discussed in the narrative. Enrollment, the budget process, and significant events such as awards, ceremonies, structural administrative changes, government decisions, fee changes, and conferences are noted. A list of references is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrative Organization, Awards, Budgeting, Conferences, Educational History, Educational Policy, Enrollment Trends, External Degree Programs, Federal Aid, Fees, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Open Enrollment, Open Universities, Opinions, Organizational Communication, Political Influences, Political Issues, Public Opinion, Student Costs
The Open University, Institute of Educational Technology, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, Bucks, England.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).