Part‐time university education

Part‐time university education The article outlines the results of survey research on part‐time programming at Canadian universities and the needs and characteristics of undergraduate student populations with potential for part‐time degree completion. Data on Canadian universities were examined in four major categories of variables including institutional backgrounds, part‐time degree programmes and programme administration, evening and weekend course offerings and course administration, and services for part‐time students. Data from student groups were examined in six categories including demographics, academic backgrounds, finances and employment, educational expectations and student services, technology and alternative delivery methods, and advantages and disadvantages of part‐time attendance. Findings suggest changes may be necessary in university functioning in order to serve part‐time student populations better. Implications for institutional policy and practice are discussed in four general areas: part‐time enrolments and degrees; evening and weekend programming; demographics, student services and cost‐effectiveness; and technology and alternative delivery. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Educational Management Emerald Publishing

Part‐time university education

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0951-354X
DOI
10.1108/09513549810209103
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Abstract

The article outlines the results of survey research on part‐time programming at Canadian universities and the needs and characteristics of undergraduate student populations with potential for part‐time degree completion. Data on Canadian universities were examined in four major categories of variables including institutional backgrounds, part‐time degree programmes and programme administration, evening and weekend course offerings and course administration, and services for part‐time students. Data from student groups were examined in six categories including demographics, academic backgrounds, finances and employment, educational expectations and student services, technology and alternative delivery methods, and advantages and disadvantages of part‐time attendance. Findings suggest changes may be necessary in university functioning in order to serve part‐time student populations better. Implications for institutional policy and practice are discussed in four general areas: part‐time enrolments and degrees; evening and weekend programming; demographics, student services and cost‐effectiveness; and technology and alternative delivery.

Journal

International Journal of Educational ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1998

Keywords: Canada; Higher education; Students; Undergraduates

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