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ERIC Number: ED247062
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
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Rural Free Universities: Extending the UFM Model. Final Report.
Maes, Sue C.
Operating under a grant, the University for Man (UFM) in Manhattan, Kansas, tested the transferability of the UFM free university/community education model using four existing statewide delivery systems (public libraries, a private college consortium, a state cooperative extension service, an office of rural affairs) in five states: Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Iowa, and Missouri. A review of results showed that Kentucky and Oklahoma successfully replicated the UFM model or a variant through delivery systems. Both states are continuing their replication efforts through existing state agencies. The college consortium in South Dakota and Iowa was moderately successful in introducing the concept of adult learning to the target audience and minimally successful in actually disseminating programs. Missouri failed to meet project criteria, having chosen not to replicate the model through a delivery system but to survey the state's adult education activities and extrapolate the success of the model. UFM concluded that with enthusiastic staff, proper training, and a firm commitment from a delivery system in advance, the model can be replicated successfully through existing statewide delivery systems. Appendices, which form the bulk of the document, include supporting materials, reports, and evaluation forms from the states; workshop materials and announcments; and conference announcements and proceedings. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. University for Man.
Identifiers - Location: Iowa; Kentucky; Missouri; Oklahoma; South Dakota