ERIC Number: ED407565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
NHSC Business Standards Course. A Home Study Course on the Ethical Standards of the National Home Study Council.
National Home Study Council, Washington, DC.
Written expressly for the National Home Study Council (NHSC) school executive, this course is an introduction, refresher, and reminder on the various ethical and administrative standards developed by and required of NHSC-accredited schools. It is intended to acquaint accredited school staff with the NHSC Business Standards and should become an integral part of an accredited school's new employee training program. The five lessons require the completion and submission of four assignments to complete the course. The assignments are as follows: analyze a magazine advertisement, create an advertisement for a newspaper, calculate refunds, and complete a final examination. The course is designed to take 6-8 hours. Lesson 1 is introduction. Lesson 2 covers history of the private home study movement and NHSC Code of Ethics. Lesson 3 is concerned with advertising practices. It provides a workshop on evaluating advertisements, contains a self-test, and concludes with a checklist for ads. Lesson 4 focuses on student enrollment, the "contract" or enrollment agreement, federal regulations and other requirements, admissions policies, and sales representatives. A workshop on representatives is provided. Lesson 5 covers tuition, the NHSC refund policy, and tuition collections. A workshop on tuition is provided. The final examination follows lesson 5. An examiner's rating form is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Education, Codes of Ethics, Correspondence Schools, Correspondence Study, Distance Education, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Home Study, Instructional Materials, Professional Development, Standards, Vocational Education
Distance Education and Training Council, 1601 18th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009-2529; http://www.detc.org ($25; with examinations, $67).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Home Study Council, Washington, DC.