ERIC Number: ED260626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Progress Review Committee, Task Force on Mature Students, The University of Alberta.
Alberta Univ., Edmonton. The Senate.
Responses by various University of Alberta offices to recommendations of the Senate Task Force on Mature Students are detailed. "Mature student" is used to refer to students 23 years old or older. Attention is directed to: support services (library, offices, bookstore); choice of courses in the evening; residency requirements; registration; credit by special assessment; study space; finances; skill improvement; upgrading and remediation; alternate routes of entry; clearance of matriculation deficiencies; admission to quota faculties; orientation and general information services; and counseling services for mature students. Significant strides were made in the area of orientation and general information services for mature students, and a half-time appointment of a mature student adviser was completed. Although library hours were slightly extended, financial constraints prevented Deans' offices being kept open during the noon hours and also made it impossible to provide additional study space in the evenings, and to offer more evening credit courses. A survey indicated that very few students were aware of the credit by special assessment. Also included in this report are a letter summarizing the work of the Progress Review Committee and a brief seminar paper on the mature student. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Adult Students, Advisory Committees, Ancillary School Services, Basic Skills, Change Strategies, College Admission, Evening Programs, Financial Problems, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Sources, Prior Learning, Remedial Programs, Residence Requirements, School Orientation, School Registration, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Study Facilities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton. The Senate.