ERIC Number: ED196338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Student Support Services: Re-entry Women Need Them Too. Field Evaluation Draft.
Barriers re-entry women often encounter as they attempt to use basic support services at colleges and universities are described, and ways in which the accessibility and quality of such services may be improved are suggested. The following services are covered: information services, transportation and commuter services, housing and food services, medical insurance and health care services, student employment and graduate placement services, legal services, and extracurricular activities. A wide range of possible actions, many based on currently operating programs, is cited so that institutions can pursue those most appropriate to their individual circumstances. Information on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 is included. It is concluded that through careful coordination among support service offices, dissemination of information, and periodic self-evaluation, an institution can provide more accessible support services to all students and be responsive to the special needs of the growing re-entry population. A selected list of resources is included, along with a field evaluation questionnaire for the draft of this paper. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Ancillary School Services, College Housing, College Students, Extracurricular Activities, Federal Legislation, Females, Food Service, Higher Education, Information Services, Job Placement, Legal Aid, Medical Services, Nontraditional Students, Reentry Students, School Health Services, Student College Relationship, Student Employment, Student Needs, Student Placement, Student Transportation, Womens Education
Women's Re-entry Project, Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
Note: For related documents, see HE 013 324-326.