ERIC Number: ED316111
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Adult & Commuting Students.
Turnbull, Sharon K.
Recognizing the need to extend a variety of academic and student support services to its adult and commuting students, East Tennessee State University initiated a Center for Adult Programs and Services. The center, a collaborative effort of the Divisions of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, offers a broad array of programs and services to nontraditional students in a convenient and highly accessible setting. Programs and services include community outreach, admissions, academic advisement and registration services, adult orientation and peer support programs, information and personalized referral, faculty/staff development programs, and a variety of student assistance services for both the adult learner and commuting student. Approximately 1,000 student visits to the center are recorded each week, one measure of its success during its first two years of operation. Support services are provided primarily by student workers under the direction of professional staff with a modest operating budget from student activities funds. The program has shown that improvement and expansion of special support services for nontraditional students can be achieved with a modest commitment of university resources by reorganizing services that are currently available within the university and adding support services requiring modest financial support. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Adult Students, Budgets, College Admission, Commuting Students, Cooperation, Faculty Development, Financial Support, Higher Education, Models, Nontraditional Students, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Referral, School Orientation, School Registration, Staff Development, State Universities, Student Personnel Services
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City.