ERIC Number: ED228908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Developing an Off Campus Studies Program at Deakin University.
Gough, J. E.
The rationale for and development of off-campus studies at Deakin University, Australia, are described. Based on the determination that Victoria had substantial demand for off-campus studies, Deakin University planned to admit to its off-campus program approximately 1,000 students in 1978 and anticipated 2,500 to 3,000 off-campus students by the mid-1980s. Admission would be based on the normal university requirements, but would also be granted to adult students who demonstrate the capacity and motivation for university studies. A counseling program would consist of three aspects: (1) allow new students to complete admission and enrollment procedures between June and December of the year before they start courses; (2) send students a counseling package with information on potential problems, available resources, study techniques, and a self-assessment protocol to evaluate college-going reasons; and (3) a weekend workshop to explore issues in more depth. In 1978 off-campus course offerings will be offered in education, the humanities, and social sciences. Information is presented on course developent, the schools's organizational structure, a regional network of study centers, and cooperative arrangements with other institutions. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Deakin Univ., Victoria (Australia).