ERIC Number: ED292964
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Admissions Process: Administrative Handbook. Interventions Based upon the Study of Adult Educational Development. Educational Development Task No. 1: Adults Making the Commitment to Return to School.
Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
This handbook contains six resource materials addressing major aspects of the admissions process for adults deciding to return to school that involve direct administrative interaction and leadership. Information is first provided for the Admissions Management Information Tracking System, a microcomputer system that tracks prospective students through the admissions process and makes it possible to provide followup assistance for those having difficulty. Second, guidelines are provided for the validation and interpretation of tests used in academic advising and placement of adult learners. Third, information is presented on the use of a toll-free telephone service so that prospective adult students can call to ask questions and talk with institutional representatives about personal concerns and questions. Fourth, the concept of setting up on-campus information booths is discussed. Fifth, procedures are provided for identifying and, when necessary, rewriting admissions documents to reading levels suitable for new students. Sixth, a manual gives specific directions for educational resources managers to plan, install, operate, update, and maintain an educational planning resource center, plus directions on how to provide adults with particular reference to selection of courses and majors. Each major section of the document is followed by one or more appendixes pertaining to some aspect of the process described in that section. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Computer Programs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Note: A product of the Lifelong Learning Program. For related documents, see CE 049 890-895.