ERIC Number: ED323858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Enter To Grow, Depart To Serve: Managing a Non-Traditional Liberal Arts Major in a Traditional Liberal Arts College.
Smith, John Kares
As more adults seek higher education, colleges and universities are advised not to ignore this fast growing segment of new students. The issue of developing a non-traditional bachelor's degree program for adults is addressed through an examination of seven guidelines that are suggested to facilitate the process. The guidelines discussed are as follows: (1) know the target student population; (2) recognize the significance of faculty involvement in the program design; (3) aim to reflect the quality of traditional programs in the quality of a non-traditional degree program; (4) ensure that students selected match the resources available and the mission of the institution; (5) look for appropriate advocates for the program; (6) develop a program which reflects andragogical/collaborative as well as pedagogical principles; and (7) "Mainstream" the adult learners to demonstrate their achievements to the college and the community. Contains eight references. (GLR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Based on a paper presented at a Conference of the Continuing Education Association of New York (Ithica, NY, November 2, 1989).