ERIC Number: ED203730
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Noncredit Activities in Institutions of Higher Education, 1978.
Calvert, Robert, Jr.
The survey results of noncredit adult and continuing education activities in colleges and universities for the year ending June 30, 1978, are reported. A summary of the results focuses on: institutions offering adult education; registrations; field of instruction; continuing professional education; special programs; the use of Continuing Education Units; administration and funding; teaching staff; and cooperation with outside organizations. Highlights cited from the results include these: since 1967-68, the number of institutions that offered adult and continuing education activities increased 116 percent; registration totaling between 20,000 and 50,000 were reported by 107 institutions, and 18 reported registrations of 50,000 and over; occupational fields showed registrations of 1,285,925, down slightly from their total in 1975-76; and nearly a third of the registrations were in continuing professional education fields, with the highest totals in nursing, medicine, education, and engineering. Appendices contain data tables, notes on methodology, a list of persons who advised NCES on the development of the survey, and the survey form. (LC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Units, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Supply, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, National Surveys, Noncredit Courses, Professional Continuing Education, Program Budgeting, Program Development, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Teacher Background, Teacher Salaries, Vocational Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to marginal legibility of original document.