ERIC Number: ED304582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Independent Study Program Profiles 1987-88. Final Report.
Feasley, Charles E.; And Others
This report presents 72 institutions' responses to the National University Continuing Education Association Independent Study Division's survey of program practices during academic year 1987-88. The six sections provide tables on total program scope, college programs, high school programs, noncredit programs, marketing methods and costs, and research. The survey instrument and supplemental institutional information are appended. Some of the results of the survey were as follows: (1) of 305,355 independent study enrollments reported by the 72 institutions, 54 percent are in college courses, (5 percent fewer than the previous year), 33 percent are in high school (4 percent more than the previous year), and 13 percent are in noncredit programs; (2) for semester-length college courses, students paid an average of $51.43 per semester hour, and faculty were paid an average of $3.46 per lesson or $24.43 per semester hour for grading, as well as an average of $1,263 per course or $347.25 per semester hour for new development; (3) the average high school course fee was $56.16, the grading stipend was $2.45 per lesson or $20 per enrollment, and the average development stipend was $662.59; (4) the average noncredit course fee was $81.92; and (5) for grading, faculty were paid $3.17 per lesson, and the course development stipend was $572.73. (KC)
Descriptors: College Students, Credit Courses, Enrollment, High School Students, High Schools, Independent Study, Noncredit Courses, Postsecondary Education, Program Costs, Program Descriptions, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Load
Correspondence Study Department, 001 Classroom Building, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Univ. Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC. Independent Study Div.
Note: For earlier reports, see ED 227 801, ED 246 754, ED 253 660, ED 270 609, ED 281 014, and ED 294 045.