ERIC Number: ED212181
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Providing Access for Adults to Alternative College Programs. Alliance Manual No. 1.
Miller, Ronald H., Ed.
The issue of providing access to alternative college programs for adult students through evaluation of institutional accessibility and development of appropriate responses is addressed in six articles. Barriers that adults experience in the admissions process and in completing college programs are identified by Thomas Taafee and Thomas M. Rocco in "Access to Higher Education for Adults." In "Campus Planning of Adult Degree Programs," Lawrence R. Murphy considers program design and delivery, program finance and administration, program approval and implementation, and evaluation and outcomes. Guidelines for choosing or developing needs assessment procedures and instruments are presented by Ronald H. Miller in "Needs Assessment." In "Promotion and Publicity Encourage Access," Elza Teresa Dinwiddie considers use of the media, advertising, community relations, mailings, and assessment of promotion/publicity efforts. The potential and limits of interinstitutional linkages as a means to locate programs in the community to increase access for adults are addressed by William M. Craft in "Access and Interinstitutional Linkages." In "Resources," Kathleen Brouder identifies organizations, ongoing projects, and institutions engaged in one or more activities that might be of interest to policy-makers and program planners/administrators concerned with widening access for the adult learner. Bibliographies accompany the articles, and a foreword by K. Patricia Cross is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Adult Students, Advertising, College Admission, College Planning, College Students, Delivery Systems, Educational Finance, Extension Education, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Research, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Education, Program Descriptions, Publicity, Student Needs, Student Recruitment
The Alliance, c/o School of New Resources, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY 10801.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Alliance: An Association for Alternative Degree Programs for Adults, New Rochelle, NY.; College of New Rochelle, NY. School of New Resources.