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The Portland State University Educational Center: A Study Of A New Approach To Off-Campus Education, Harvey L. Rice Nov 1972

The Portland State University Educational Center: A Study Of A New Approach To Off-Campus Education, Harvey L. Rice

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The P.S.U. Educational Center is an attempt to facilitate the access of Portland's inner city residents to higher education. It is an attempt to overcome the bitterness, defeatism and mistrust that many of these people feel toward education. In its four year history the Center has grown rapidly. The number of people served by the Center per term has risen from 15 in 1969 to 1,300 in 1972. Course offerings have increased from 5 to nearly 30. The Center offers both college credit and other types of courses at nominal fees. An evaluation of the Center--based ...