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ERIC Number: ED436932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Graying of the Campus. A Report from EFL.
This report, in response to the new enrollment trend of older persons entering the nation's institutions of higher education, examines the ways colleges and universities can meet the needs of this new student population. Discussed are the facility, attitudinal, programmatic, curricular, financial, and managerial considerations that could constitute barriers or be out of harmony with the needs of these older students or discourage their enrollment into higher education. The demographics and new observations about the older population that are shattering old myths about aging are discussed, as are ideas on how to open campuses up to an older student population, including examples from colleges that have successfully accommodated these new students. Administrative and environmental areas that can impact the older student are addressed such as counseling services, curricular content and structure, registration issues and specific environmental considerations, including transportation needs and classroom conditions. The report concludes with comments on faculty, administrative, and support services costs and paying for these services when serving an older student population. (Contains 46 references.) (GR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., Chicago, IL.