ERIC Number: ED296759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Increasing Rural Adults' Participation in Collegial Programs: Exemplary Programs. Proceedings of the Rural Action Conference "Programs and Activities to Overcome Barriers to Rural Adult Participation in Postsecondary Education" (Blacksburg, Virginia, June 1-3, 1987).
Sullins, W. Robert, Ed.; And Others
Approximately 85 educators from six states participated in a regional conference designed to showcase exemplary and collaborative programs to overcome many of the barriers faced by rural adults in pursuing higher education. After the keynote address, "The Role of Adult Learning in Revitalizing Rural Communities," by Cornelia Butler Flora, the following descriptions of 19 exemplary programs are provided: (1) "After the Associate Degree...Distance Education via Computer Conferencing" (re: the American Open University of NYIT; (2) "The Community College as Resource to Local Literacy Programs" (re: Mountain Empire Community College, Virginia); (3) "Adult Learners and AEOC--Accepting the Challenge" (re: Appalachian Educational Opportunity Center, Virginia); (4) "Efforts to Overcome Barriers Experienced by Rural Adults" (re: Caldwell Community College, North Carolina); (5) "The North Carolina Rural Renaissance Consortium" (re: Central Piedmont Community College); (6) "Academic Articulation Agreement between Clinch Valley College (Virginia) and Virginia Highlands Community College"; (7) "Older Worker Program" (re: Hazard Community College, Kentucky); (8) "The MAPP (Moving--Academically, Professionally, and Personally) Program at Lander College (South Carolina)"; (9) "Mars Hill College (North Carolina) and York Technical College (South Carolina): Education in the Workplace"; (10) "Adult Degree Program" (re: Mary Baldwin College, Virginia); (11) "Project Employment Potential" (re: New River Community College, Virginia); (12) "Rural Education Project" (re: Piedmont Virginia Community College); (13) "Reaching Out to Adult Learners: Using Inexpensive Telecommunications Technology and Implementing a Flexible Adult Degree Program" (re: Radford University, Virginia); (14) "Telecommunications Technology" (re: Southern West Virginia Community College); (15) "Single Parents and Displaced Homemakers' Program and Single Parent/Homemaker Career Awareness" (re: Tri-Cities State Technical Institute, Tennessee, and Hazard Community College, Kentucky); (16) "How a Small Liberal Arts Institution in Tennessee Is Meeting Corporate Educational Needs" (re: Tusculum College); (17) "Reentry Center" (re: Western Kentucky University); (18) "Providing Library Service to Rural Areas at West Virginia College of Graduate Studies"; (19) "Educational Talent Search" (re: Wytheville Community College, Virginia). (MDB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Education.
Authoring Institution: N/A