An analysis of comprehensive continuing education programs and services for women at selected Midwestern universities

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dc.contributor.advisor Linson, Robert E. en_US Mayhew, Harry C. (Harry Calvin), 1940- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-usc-- en_US 2011-06-03T19:28:40Z 2011-06-03T19:28:40Z 1970 en_US 1970
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1970 .M39 en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to analyze the comprehensive continuing education programs and services for women at the following Midwestern Universities: the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, Oakland University, and the University of Wisconsin. The analysis sought to answer pertinent questions concerning (1) establishment of the programs, (2) objectives, (3) evolution of the programs, (4) academic offerings, (5) services provided, (6) clients served, (7) organization of the programs, (8) administration of the programs, (9) staff for the programs, (10) financial support, (11) facilities, and (12) future outlook for the programs. The study identified strengths of the programs in the areas of curriculum, research, staffing, administration, and services. Problems which have been encountered in the programs were identified and categorized in the areas of financial, administrative, and academic problems. It was also the purpose of the study to determine the persons and events most influential in fostering and hampering the continuing education of women in the programs. Further, it was the purpose of the study to propose a recommended plan for a continuing education program for women at the college level from the findings of the study and the professional literature. The first step in conducting the study was a thorough review of the literature. Descriptive research methods were utilized. On-campus visitations were made and program directors were interviewed. A questionnaire was formulated to provide data relative to strengths of the programs and problems which have been encountered. Based upon the findings of the study, the following conclusions were reached: 1. Conditions essential to the success of a counseling and guidance program for women include warm support from faculty and administration; confidence on the part of students; flexibility in the educational program; and high quality persons who are able to win faculty, administration, and student support. 2. One of the most important steps that can be taken by colleges and universities to support continuing education for women is to be committed to the concept. 3. One of the least expensive steps a college or university can take is to examine its own procedures, including degree requirements, class schedules, tuition and fee structures, course prerequisites, and the like, with the needs of the part-time student in mind. 4. All possible educational devices should be utilized to reach beyond the institution. 5. A course in the undergraduate curriculum pointing out to women the problems of re-entering a career after dropping out would be of value. 6. Colleges and universities should help gain society's acceptance of the part-time employment and education of women with family responsibilities whose skills are needed by our Country. 7. More information is needed through research about the career choices and patterns of women's lives who continue their education. 8. Institutions which have special programs for the continuing education of women should be evaluated, along with their patterns and participants, and the information should be made available. 9. Faculty members should be encouraged to keep careful records of majors and their subsequent activities. 10. Graduate and professional schools should move to accommodate the part-time woman student in their programs. 11. Colleges and universities should create additional high-quality home study materials for women during the homemaking years. 12. New channels and devices need to be developed to disseminate information about the need for the continuing education of women and about programs of continuing education. 13. Urban, area, state or regional centers should be established to coordinate the facilities of colleges and universities, museums, and educational television stations for use in continuing education programs. 14. There should be a review in the present regulation in the acceptance and transfer of credits from one institution to another. 15. The possibilities for independent study, reading, and research should be increased, along with opportunities for students to qualify for credits by examination. 16. Requirements should be liberalized for advance standing in programs of study by methods other than credit through examination. en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 291 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Education -- Middle West. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher -- Middle West. en_US
dc.title An analysis of comprehensive continuing education programs and services for women at selected Midwestern universities en_US Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
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