ERIC Number: ED254124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Weekend College: The Treatment for Opsimathy.
Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis.
Weekend College at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis is described with attention to learning later in life. In the first 10 years, Weekend College has offered 325 courses. Students have come long distances, some more than 100 miles, to attend classes. The following advantages of Weekend College have been cited by students: mothers can get babysitters more easily on weekends; workers are not as tired on weekends; there is more time to commute on the weekend than in the evening; and the less hectic weekend setting is inviting to those who have been away from college for some time. The courses and faculty are the same as in the regular weekend courses. Some regular students enroll in Weekend College to accelerate their progress toward a degree. Eight degrees/certificates that can be earned entirely through Weekend College are: Master of Science in Elementary Education; Associate and Bachelor of General Studies; Associate and Bachelor of General Studies with concentration in Labor Studies; Associate of Arts; Certificate in Business Studies; and Certificate in Labor Studies. Those who enroll in weekend classes must be admitted to the university as regular graduate or undergraudate students on a degree or nondegree basis. Comments from students and teachers are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis.