ERIC Number: ED236960
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
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Project 60: Innovative Program for Older Students.
Commuter, v6 n3 p6-7 Jul 1981
Cleveland State University has developed a program to enroll Ohio residents, 60 years and older, on a nontuition and noncredit basis. Volunteers from the Project 60 Program assist in the administrative and program planning, and act as peer advisors during group advising sessions and at registration. A Project 60 student initiated a group called the "Over 60's" to meet the social needs of this population. A questionnaire given to 103 Project 60 students and the faculty showed that a majority of the courses taken were in the arts and sciences (62%), and that most students felt accepted in their classes (89%). Most of the faculty (63%) learned about the program from the students themselves and saw them as contributing positively (58%), competent (48%), well-adjusted (53%), and actively involved in class (48%). They also felt they demonstrated the vitality of older persons to the younger students. (JW)
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Free Education, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Noncredit Courses, Older Adults, Part Time Students, Peer Counseling, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation
National Clearinghouse for Commuter Programs, University of Maryland, 1195 Student Union, College Park, MD 20742.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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