ERIC Number: ED348915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Policies and Practices To Meet the Needs of Older, Part-Time Students.
California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.
This report presents 14 recommended policies and related practices aimed toward meeting the needs of older, part-time students attending California State University (CSU) campuses. Focus is placed on part-time students who are 25 years of age and enrolled in less than 12 semester units, in undergraduate or graduate degree programs. The report also provides an overview of the change being experienced in the general U.S. population, in the California population, and within the California State University, specifically the trend toward older students who are more diverse in ethnic makeup, and with special learning and employment demands. The 14 recommended policies and practices include the following areas: (1) developing an addition to the CSU mission statement regarding nontraditional students; (2) conducting and documenting a needs assessment; (3) creating an ethnic representation on campus; (4) providing programs for ethnic student needs; (5) developing nontraditional student recruitment and admissions procedures; (6) awarding financial aid in a more flexible fashion; (7) providing sufficient numbers of courses and locations to complete degree requirements, providing support services to encourage degree completion, and providing alternate credit-bearing programs when needed; (8) providing greater access to academic programs and resources; (9) supplying contract education programs; and (10) working with faculty and staff to meet and support the educational needs of nontraditional students. (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission (School), College Instruction, College Students, Curriculum Development, Educational Environment, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Ethnic Groups, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Nontraditional Students, Part Time Students, Policy Formation, State Universities, Student Financial Aid, Student Needs, Undergraduate Study
California State University Academic Publications Program, CSU Chancellor's Office, 400 Golden Shore, Suite 132, Long Beach, CA 90802 ($8).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Long Beach. Office of the Chancellor.