ERIC Number: ED225502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Mary Baldwin College Adult Degree Program: Design and Implementation, 1981.
Luck, Dudley B.; Galloway, Connie D.
The development, implementation, and integration of a nontraditional adult degree program at Mary Baldwin College, a traditional liberal arts institution, is described. The adult degree program is designed for adult men and women who cannot attend classes in the traditional manner; it may involve independent study, courses at other accredited institutions, or correspondence study. In addition, students may prepare prior learning portfolios that describe and document knowledge gained through work, travel, or independent learning. After evaluation by faculty members, credit may be awarded for prior learning. The degree requirements for the program are consistent with the college curriculum. Attention is directed to: the sequence of events that led to program development and implementation; admissions procedure; advanced standing credit; advising; degree planning; learning options; learning contracts; and tuition and financial aid. Appended materials include: information on a liberal education seminar; prior learning credit guidelines; degree requirements; roles and qualifications of adult degree program academic counselors; sample forms for the degree plan, a transcript, and learning contract; information on off-campus tutoring and learning contracts; tuition and fee charges; and a bibliography. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Adult Students, Case Studies, College Credits, College Programs, College Students, Correspondence Study, Degree Requirements, Equivalency Tests, Higher Education, Independent Study, Nontraditional Education, Prior Learning, Program Development, Small Colleges, Special Degree Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mary Baldwin Coll., Staunton, VA.