ERIC Number: ED221113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Video Outreach Graduate Program.
Rigas, Anthony L.
The University of Idaho's video outreach graduate program is described. The program is designed to provide continuing education, credit courses, and graduate degree-granting programs anywhere in the state by producing these programs on video cassette and Betamax formats. Presently the Master of Engineering in electrical and Mechanical Engineering and the Master of Science in Computer Science are available. Courses consisting of a minimum of 30 semester hours of classes are provided, and the regular requirements and policies of the graduate school of the university apply to the video outreach graduate programs. Upon completion of coursework, each student comes to the campus to take a comprehensive final oral and/or written examination, which is supervised by the student's graduate committee. The courses offered are taught each semester on campus and are videotaped for off-campus students. The video courses are complemented with instructor visitations, study guide materials of the classroom lectures, and by a toll-free telephone line. In addition, 13 video resource educational centers have been developed in 13 public libraries within the state. Off-campus student advising and counseling is available, and after admission to graduate school, students are assigned a graduate committee and an advisor from their academic department. On-campus administrators and faculty are involved in planning, maintaining, teaching, and evaluating all video outreach courses. Attention is directed to: program admission and registration procedures, student responsibilities, program graduate requirements and procedures, program fee structure, program enrollment trends, and program operating costs. A brochure on the program is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Computer Science, Continuing Education, Credit Courses, Degree Requirements, Engineering, Enrollment Trends, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Fees, Film Libraries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education, Outreach Programs, Program Administration, Program Costs, School Registration, Videotape Cassettes, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Idaho Univ., Moscow.