ERIC Number: ED201249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Excerpts from the: Commuter Institution Index.
Moore, William S., Comp.
Information about and excerpts from the 1981 "Commuter Institution Index," an annual publication on research on commuter institutions of higher education are presented. The Index provides an overview of the demographic characteristics of responding institutions and the functions most frequently performed by these institutions for commuters. It includes statistical analyses of institutional type, size, control, and membership status in the National Clearinghouse for Commuter Programs. Tables also allow assessment of the services offered by specific institutions. Over 600 institutions were surveyed in 1981, including 200 community/junior colleges. Findings regarding the following are presented: the percentage of commuters in student populations, the percentage of part-time students, the percentage of students living 2-20 miles from campus, the percentage of all students living with parents, and general trends. Specific functions performed by institutions on behalf of commuting students are listed under the following broad categories: service function, program function, advocacy function, and research function. These functions include the following: orientation programs for commuters, off-campus facilities, counseling and tutorial programs geared to commuters, student voice in programming decisions, transportation for commuters, and research on commuters' needs. Excerpts from the "Functions Available by Institution" list are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Commuter Colleges, Commuting Students, Comparative Analysis, Educational Counseling, Food Service, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Research, Off Campus Facilities, Orientation, Part Time Students, Place of Residence, Private Colleges, School Size, State Universities, Statistical Data, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Student Organizations, Student Participation, Student Personnel Services, Student Transportation, Tutorial Programs, Two Year Colleges
National Clearinghouse for Commuter Programs, University of Maryland, 1195 Student Union, College Park, MD 20742 ($3.00 for full index).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Commuter Programs, College Park, MD.
Note: Paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Cincinnati, OH, April 1981). Tables may not reproduce well due to marginal legibility of original document.