ERIC Number: ED270609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Independent Study Program Profiles 1984-85. A Research Report of the Research and Evaluation Committee.
Feasley, Charles E.; And Others
This report contains a discussion of various practices reported at 73 independent study-by-correspondence programs, which are located at institutions in the United States that were members of the National University Continuing Education Association (NUCEA) during 1984-85. Data were gathered through a mailed survey to NUCEA member institutions, followup letters, and some telephone calls. The report is organized in four parts. The first part presents data on total program scope, including enrollment and staff growth, special fees, on-campus enrollment, transcript policies, course development, and course sharing. Part Two contains data on college programs, including program growth and faculty stipends. Part Three contains information on high school and noncredit programs. Explanations for growth and decline, planned diversity as a management option, and the relationship of special fees and enrollments are presented. The final part discusses research interest and capability. Throughout the report, extensive use is made of tables and comparative matter. The survey instrument is appended. (KC)
Descriptors: College Programs, Correspondence Schools, Correspondence Study, Curriculum Development, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Extension Education, Independent Study, Part Time Students, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, School Registration, Secondary Education, Teacher Salaries
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Univ. Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC. Independent Study Div.