ERIC Number: ED297647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Non-Traditional and Interdisciplinary Programs. Proceedings from the Annual Conference (6th, Virginia Beach, Virginia, April 25-27, 1988).
Reithlingshoefer, Sally J., Ed.; Sanford, James F., Ed.
A total of 72 papers on nontraditional and interdisciplinary programs are presented in 11 tracks: (1) Assessing Learning Outcomes and Providing Quality in Non-Traditional Degree Programs (8 papers, including "Assessing the Quality of a Non-Traditional Degree Program: A Case Study," by Solomon Deressa and Mary Sue Simmons); (2) Consortial, Cooperative and Collaborative Programs (5 papers, including "Partnerships for Articulation-Successful Models of Cooperation between Two-Year Colleges and a University" by Kay Hill); (3) Educating through Communication Technologies (3 papers, including "Teaching Introductory Humanities on Cross-Campus Televideo," by Arnold Bradford, Donald Frantz and Dee Wayne White); (4) Experiential Learning Assessment and Portfolio Evaluation (6 papers, including "Granting Academic Credit for Life Experience," by Thomas Kowalik); (5) Extending Liberal Learning (5 papers, including "A Cost Effective Graduate Program for the Small Colleges: New Methods and Markets from an Old Model," by A. Patrick Allen); (6) Nontraditional/Interdisciplinary Courses (6 papers, including "Integrating Biology and Literature while Maintaining the Integrity of the Disciplines," by Frank P. Riga and Kenneth R. Barker); (7) Non-traditional/Interdisciplinary Faculty Development (4 papers, including "The Relationship between Faculty Stress and Professorial Style: Do Commitment and Non-Traditional Teaching Methods Lead to Stress?" by Honey W. Nashman and Carol H. Hoare); (8) Non-traditional Undergraduate Programs (13 papers, including "Pace Block XIV: Labor & Economics: An Example of Non-Traditional & Inter-Disciplinary Education for Adults," by Mary-Curtis Browning; (9) Special Programs for Special Students (8 papers, including "Earning Degrees on Weekends," by Helen Dailey); (10) Supports and Deterrents for Non-traditional Students (9 papers, including "The Goodrich Scholarship Program, a Retention Model for Low-Income Students," by Donald C. Dendinger and Joseph Valades); and (11) Teaching Thinking, Learning and/or Writing Skills (5 papers, including "Laptop and Desktop Computers as Resources for Enhancing the Writing Skills of Adult Students," by Peter Balsamo and Pat Kuiken). References are provided with the papers. (KM)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Bachelors Degrees, College Curriculum, College Programs, Continuing Education, Distance Education, External Degree Programs, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Outcomes of Education, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA.