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CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
AND SERVICES FOR WOMEN




PAMPHLET

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Willard Wirtz, Secretary
WAGE AND LABOR STANDARDS ADMINISTRATION
Esther Peterson, Administrator

WOMEN'S BUREAU
Mary Dublin Keyserling, Director

Pamphlet 10

Revised January 1968

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Foreword

The rising aspirations of women today are reflected in the
growing demand for continuing education programs that meet the
special needs of women in their middle years. Whether they wish to
update their skills before reentering the work force or rekindle
dormant intellectual interests, more and more adult women are
making the effort to resume their formal education. They are well
aware of how strategic a role education can play in helping them to
develop their potentialities and enlarge their contributions to
society.
Inquiries received by the Women's Bureau about continuing
education programs for women come primarily from mature
women and college educators and administrators. Women want to
know what special educational programs are available in their area.
Educators seek background information that explains women's
interest in and need for special programs and describes what other
educators are doing to aid them.
This report has been prepared, therefore, primarily for these
two groups. If it can help acquaint more adult women with the
types of special programs now being offered and stimulate
additional colleges and universities to respond to the special
educational needs of mature women, all members of our society
will be the beneficiaries.




Mary Dublin Keyserling
Director, Women's Bureau

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Acknowledgments

The Women's Bureau wishes to acknowledge with appreciation
the assistance of the many colleges, universities, and organizations
that supplied information for this publication. Special appreciation
is extended to the American Association of University Women for
making pertinent information available from its files.
For photographs reproduced in this pamphlet, we wish to thank
Bergen Evening Record Corporation, Hackensack, New Jersey, page
ii; National Education Association, Washington, D.C., pages 3 and
6; George Washington University and Reni Photo, Washington, D.C.,
page 8; New Brunswick Home News, New Brunswick, New Jersey,
pages 14, 74, and 88.
This report was prepared by Jean A. Wells, Special Assistant to
the Director of the Women's Bureau. It revises the pamphlet
"Continuing Education Programs for Women," dated September
1966.

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Contents

Page

New Action for New Needs

1

Reasons Behind the Return to College

2

Rising Job Interest of Adult Women

4

Educational Services Requested

5

Examples of Educational Programs

7

Special Degree Programs for Adults

11

Value of Continuing Education Programs

11

Appendixes:
A. Schools With Special Programs or Services for Adult
Women, by State

15

B. Related Services or Programs for Adult Women, by State

75

C. Federal Funds for Continuing Education Programs

89

D. Questions for Program Planners

95

E. Selected Readings Relating to Continuing Education . . .

99

F. Selected Readings on Employment and Training Opportunities in the Professions
103




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"The underutilization of American women
continues to be the most tragic and the most
senseless waste of this century. It is a waste that
we can no longer afford. Our economy is crying
out for their services . . . .
"The requirements in these fields [certain
professional fields] alone will be 110,000 additional trained specialists every month for the next
10 years. That requirement cannot be met by men
alone, and unless we begin now to open more and
more professions to our women and unless we
begin now to train our women to enter those
professions, then the needs of our Nation just are
not going to be met."
Lyndon B. Johnson
President
February 28, 1966

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CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
AND SERVICES FOR WOMEN
Many mature women who want to return to school or work
after a period devoted to homemaking are voicing a desire to refresh
and update rusty skills learned 10 or 20 years earlier. Changing
interests and needs of these women are raising questions about the
adequacy of education programs available in many colleges and
universities today.
Are teaching methods and courses designed for girls in their late
teens satisfactory for women in their thirties and over? Could
refresher and updating courses be offered by more schools? Could
more classes be scheduled at times when children are in school or
when some family member other than the mother is at home? Have
sufficient counseling and financial services been established to help
encourage mature women to return to college? In general, is the
traditional pattern of 4 years of continuous study-established in
colleges and universities more than one hundred years ago-really
appropriate for the activities and requirements of modern adult
women?

NEW ACTION FOR NEW NEEDS
The President's Commission on the Status of Women highlighted the value of continuing education for mature women in its
report, "American Women." As one of its major recommendations,
the Commission urged a comprehensive program of continuing
education geared to the individual woman's needs.
Commissions on the status of women established thereafter in
50 States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and two
municipalities also have pointed to gaps in educational opportunities for adult women. Their recommendations cover numerous
types of suggestions but generally focus on ways of increasing the




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availability, suitability, and visibility of higher education programs
to meet the special needs of mature women in their jurisdiction.
Mounting evidence confirms the need to reexamine current
curriculums and services of higher educational institutions to learn
whether more should and could be done in the light of recent social
and economic developments. The evidence consists of (1) recent
demographic and economic developments, (2) growing demand by
mature women for appropriate consideration of their needs, and (3)
experimental programs being established by more and more colleges
and universities. The importance of new action to match new
circumstances is further emphasized by forecasts of growing
demand for skilled and educated workers.

REASONS BEHIND THE RETURN TO COLLEGE
The U.S. Office of Education reports that in the fall of 1967
the number of women college students was 2,805,000 more than
three times greater than in 1950. During this period the population
of girls aged 18 to 21 increased only about 40 percent. The marked
gain in school attendance extended to adult women as well as
college-age girls. Between 1950 and 1966, school enrollment rose
from 26,000 to 214,000 among women 25 to 29 years of age and
from 21,000 to 92,000 among women 30 to 34 years.2 Although
enrollment figures are not available for persons 35 years of age and
over, there is no doubt that many of the women students in 1966
were over 35 years.
The rising interest of mature women in returning to college is
related in part to the greater desire of men and women in all age
groups to develop their understanding of the complexities of
modern life. There is widespread realization that additional education can bring deeper personal enrichment as well as job skills useful
in the working world.
Various demographic factors also help to explain the great
interest of mature women in college attendance in the United
States. And they indicate why the interest is even greater among
women than among men over 35 years of age. These factors include
women's early age at marriage (median of 20.5 years in 1966), the
frequent changes in women's pattern of living, and their lengthened
lifespan (an increase of 25 years between 1900 and 1966).
1

"Opening Fall Enrollment in Higher Education, 1967." Bull. OE-54003-67. Office
of Education, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
2
Current Population Reports, P-20, No. 167. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department
of Commerce.

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Like these teachers, many women want to participate in the working world.

Significant numbers of women students leave college before
they graduate in order to work and help finance the education of
their husbands or to care for their homes and children. Studies that
trace college freshmen from initial enrollment through graduation
are not available, but other statistics shed some light on the extent
of their retention in school. According to the U.S. Office of
Education, women first-time college enrollees in degree-credit
programs numbered 430,293 in the fall of 1961.3 However, only
213,207 women earned a bachelor's degree during the school year
1964-65.4 A similar decrease occurred in the number of men:
First-time enrollees in degree-credit programs totaled 595,794 in
the fall of 1961, but there were only 279,777 baccalaureate
graduates in 1964-65.
3
"Opening (Fall) Enrollment in Higher Education, 1961: Institutional Data." Bull.
OE-540003-61. Office of Education, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
4
"Summary Report on Bachelor's and Higher Degrees Conferred During the Year
1964-65." Bull. OE-54010-65. Office of Education, U.S. Department of Health, Education,
and Welfare.




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True dropout rates cannot be calculated from these figures
because many of the freshmen were part-time students, some were
enrolled in 5-year programs, and others terminated their schooling
after graduating from a 2-year college. Nevertheless, it is significant
that the number who graduated is much smaller than the number
who enrolled in college 4 years earlier. Thus it is evident that many
of the women who did not graduate are potential "returnees"
during their mature years.
When home and family responsibilities lessen, a considerable
group of women find they have time to resume formal education.
Freed from many housekeeping chores by modern inventions and
discoveries, some are interested in returning to school for cultural
or social reasons. Others wish to attain a higher degree, to update
their professional skills, or to prepare for reentering the work force.
Refresher courses, as well as courses that are completely new, can
update job skills made obsolete by technological, scientific, or other
advances.
RISING J O B INTEREST OF ADULT W O M E N
The tremendous rise in the number of mature women who are
working outside the home is well documented by labor force
statistics issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. The stimulus for
many of these women is a desire to supplement family income—to
help send children to college, buy a family home, or pay doctor
bills. Those who are divorced or widowed often must work to
support themselves and others. The recognized need for the services
of educated and talented persons in a variety of challenging
occupations is attracting other women into the work force.
In 1967 there were a total of 28.4 million women workers 16
years of age and over, as contrasted with 18.4 million in 1950.
About three-fifths of the 10 million increase was attributed to the
greater tendency of women to enter the work force; the remaining
two-fifths, to the larger number of women in the population.
Further analysis reveals that almost 6.8 million of the 10
million additional women workers were 35 years of age and over. In
fact, the median age of all women workers 16 years and over rose
from 37 years in 1950 to 40 years in 1967. The greatest change in
the proportion engaged in paid employment was recorded for
women 45 to 54 years of age-from 25 percent in 1940 to 37
percent in 1950 and to 52 percent in 1967. Gains in work force
participation also were reported among women slightly younger and
slightly older than the 45- to 54-year age group, but their increases
were not so spectacular.
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The chances that a woman will obtain a paid job can be
expected to increase with the level of her formal education.
According to a 1967 survey made by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
the proportion of women at work outside the home was almost
three-fifths (57 percent) among those with 4 years or more of
college.5 In contrast, it was less than one-half (47 percent) among
high school graduates with no college training and less than
one-third (30 percent) among women who had left school after the
eighth grade. As the level of formal education continues to rise
throughout the country and greater numbers of women attend
college, the group of women who seek paid employment probably
will expand. And since education and employment appear to exert
reciprocating influences, we can expect the number of mature
women attending college to continue to rise.
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REQUESTED
Firsthand reports of the educational interests and problems of
adult women are available in two questionnaire surveys conducted
by the Women's Bureau. Both were followup studies of women who
had been out of college for some years.
The more recent of these surveys was conducted in 1964 among
women who graduated from college in June 1957.6 Their interest in
both continuing education and paid employment was exceedingly
high-both among the 51 percent in the work force in 1964 and
among the 49 percent out of it. Of the total group, almost
three-fourths said they were planning to enroll in an educational or
a training course in the future. Of these, more than half were
motivated by job-connected reasons; the others, by cultural or
personal interests. Although 46 percent of the June 1957 women
graduates had taken at least one graduate or professional course in
the 7-year period after graduation, few commented on the
adequacy of their educational opportunities or suggested improvements.
More revealing clues to the educational experiences of adult
women were provided in the Women's Bureau exploratory survey
among women who had been out of college for 15 years.7 As most
of this group had children in school, many were at an age when
they were thinking of changing their pattern of living. When
5
Special Labor Force Report No. 92. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of
Labor. 1968.
6
"College Women Seven Years After Graduation: Resurvey of Women GraduatesClass of 1957." Bull. 292. Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor. 1966.
7
"15 Years After College-A Study of Alumnae of the Class of 1945." Bull. 283.
Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor. 1962.




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Like these teachers, many women want to participate in the working world.

Significant numbers of women students leave college before
they graduate in order to work and help finance the education of
their husbands or to care for their homes and children. Studies that
trace college freshmen from initial enrollment through graduation
are not available, but other statistics shed some light on the extent
of their retention in school. According to the U.S. Office of
Education, women first-time college enrollees in degree-credit
programs numbered 430,293 in the fall of 1961.3 However, only
213,207 women earned a bachelor's degree during the school year
1964-65.4 A similar decrease occurred in the number of men:
First-time enrollees in degree-credit programs totaled 595,794 in
the fall of 1961, but there were only 279,777 baccalaureate
graduates in 1964-65.
3
"Opening (Fall) Enrollment in Higher Education, 1961: Institutional Data." Bull.
OE-540003-61. Office of Education, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
4
"Summary Report on Bachelor's and Higher Degrees Conferred During the Year
1964-65." Bull. OE-54010-65. Office of Education, U.S. Department of Health, Education,
and Welfare.




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associated with continuing family responsibilities and reentry into
the labor force at a mature age. The alumnae also felt that many of
their counselors were not aware of existing services and facilities
that could help in solving their problems.
The various suggestions and criticisms made by these college
alumnae shed light on the special interests of mature women in
continuing their education. The responses also raised doubts about
the adequacy of many courses and services available to mature
women in colleges and universities.
EXAMPLES OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
The forerunners of the so-called "continuing education programs for women" were the courses instituted following World War
II. College graduates with a background in liberal arts were given
intensive courses in education leading to teacher certification. Some
colleges and universities also scheduled refresher courses for
professional nurses.
But the continuing education programs developed for women in
the 1960's acquired some interesting new features. Although
generally not all offered by the same college or university, some of
the principal features are: limited course loads in degree or
nondegree programs, flexible scheduling of classes at hours convenient for housewives, liberal provision for transfer credits,
educational and employment counseling, financial assistance for
part-time study, nursery services, and job placement or referral
services.
In 1960 the University of Minnesota formally organized a
facility specifically committed to making the resources of the
university more efficiently and effectively useful to adult women.
Now called the Minnesota Planning and Counseling Center for
Women, it highlights individual counseling and information services
for women at all levels of education. Women are referred to both
educational and employment opportunities throughout the local
metropolitan area. This comprehensive program also encompasses
scholarship aid for adult women, nursery facilities, and job
placement services. Beginning in 1966, the Center has offered the
program Operation: Second Chance, through which over 60
post-high-school educational institutions provide advisory, counseling, and related services to adult women throughout the State. (See
page 42.)
Comprehensive programs of continuing education for mature
women are offered also by Oakland University (Michigan), the
University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, and Washington University (Missouri).




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Sarah Lawrence College (New York) in 1962 initiated a
program especially for adult women who wish to resume an
interrupted college education on a part-time basis. The women are
provided counseling assistance and refresher courses prior to
admission as degree candidates. The enthusiastic response to this
program stimulated the establishment of part-time arrangements for
graduate study also. In addition to a master's degree program
conducted on campus, the college has arranged with two other
schools for part-time study programs leading to a master's degree in
social work, library science, or early childhood and elementary
education. (See page 56.)
Other colleges with continuing education programs designed
especially for adult women who wish to complete (or to start) their
undergraduate education include Armstrong State College
(Georgia), Baltimore Junior College (Maryland), Beaver College
(Pennsylvania), Bucks County Community College (Pennsylvania),
College of Notre Dame (California), Connecticut College, Defiance
College (Ohio), Highland Community College (Illinois), Lindenwood College for Women (Missouri), Middle Tennessee State
University, Nassau Community College (New York), Saint Xavier
College (Illinois), Santa Monica City College (California), Temple
University (Pennsylvania), Tift College (Georgia), and the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania).
General orientation workshops or courses have been developed
by various colleges and universities in response to demand from
adult women interested in entering or reentering the work force.
These courses typically provide guest lectures on careers, information about educational courses and volunteer work, counseling on
both a group and an individual basis, and placement assistance.
Among the schools offering this type of continuing education
program are Alverno College (Wisconsin), Barnard College (New
York), George Washington University (District of Columbia),
Hofstra University (New York), Long Beach City College (California), Michigan State University, Orange Coast College (California), Portland Community College (Oregon), State University
Agricultural and Technical College (New York), the University of
Akron (Ohio), the University of California at Los Angeles, the
University of Missouri at St. Louis, and the University of
Washington.
Especially noteworthy are the general orientation courses
offered by the public school systems in two localities: Arlington,
Virginia (page 86) and Port Washington, New York (page 84).
The Radcliffe Institute (Massachusetts) seeks highly qualified
women, particularly those with advanced degrees, and provides
generous financial assistance so they can combine a period of
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includes two other fellowship programs, weekly seminars for adult
women, a guidance laboratory, and a research program. (See page
37.)
A few institutions focus their continuing education activities on
one field of study as, for example, Rutgers University (New Jersey),
which offers a Retraining Program in Mathematics and Science. (See
page 48.) Also, Wellesley College (Massachusetts) conducts an
Institute in Chemistry that leads to a master's degree. (See page 38.)
In addition, numerous schools offer refresher courses in professional nursing, teaching, home economics, or business skills.
A number of courses prepare adult women for employment in
semiskilled occupations as assistants or aides. In this category are
courses for "gericare-aides" and teacher aides (State University
Agricultural and Technical College, New York), library aides
(University of Missouri at St. Louis), mental health assistants
(Sullivan County Community College, New York), nursery school
assistants (Merritt College, California), research assistants (University of Missouri at Kansas City), and school library aides, social
work aides, and teacher aides (University of Connecticut).
In addition, many other colleges and universities are attempting
to meet specific educational needs of their alumnae, as well as of
other women living in their area. A partial list of colleges and
universities with special programs or services for women has been
compiled by State and is shown in appendix A.
Various service-oriented organizations also have begun to
develop special services or programs for mature women. Such
groups include women's organizations, community organizations,
high schools, State or local government agencies, as well as
miscellaneous private groups. A partial list of these groups is given
in appendix B.
In order to help stimulate institutions of higher education to
increase their involvement in the solution of community problems,
Congress has provided Federal funds which may be used to develop
continuing education projects. Information about the Community
Service and Continuing Education Program established by Congress
and descriptions of some projects funded by this program are
included in appendix C.
As assistance to institutions and agencies interested in developing continuing education programs or services for women, appendix
D lists some pertinent questions that may help in the early planning
stage. Interest in the development of practical guidelines may
stimulate those engaged in project operations to formulate this
highly useful type of program aid.
Many colleges and universities, of course, arrange programs and
services that benefit both adult men and adult women. Since such
activities are not highlighted in the appendix listings, it should be
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emphasized that their offerings are valuable educational resources
that bear exploring by adult women.
In addition, many private business, trade, and technical schools
provide training programs which are advantageously scheduled from
the viewpoint of adult women. Since these schools generally
specialize in training for employment, they usually offer short-term,
intensive, and practical courses. Their classes are often held both
day and night and can be taken on a full- or part-time basis. Tuition
varies widely, ranging from very modest to relatively high fees. The
standards of instruction of these schools are regulated in some
States, but generally it is wise for prospective students to inquire
locally about the reputation and past performance of the private
school they are considering attending.
As general background information, two reading lists are
provided. Appendix E lists readings relating to continuing education
for women; appendix F, readings on employment and training
opportunities for women in the professions.
SPECIAL DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS
In other experiments now underway, innovations in curriculums
and educational practices are being developed through degree
programs especially for adults. The need for a new approach results
from the increasing number of mature men and women who want
to work toward a degree but whose lives are not geared to regular
classroom and credit hour requirements.
Degree programs designed for adults often include several of the
following features: short-term residence requirements, independent
study, credit for life experience, seminars, correspondence study,
and programmed learning. Some of the schools with this type of
program are Brooklyn College (New York), Goddard College
(Vermont), Mundelein College (Illinois), Pacific Oaks College
(California), Roosevelt University (Illinois), Syracuse University
(New York), and the University of Oklahoma.
V A L U E OF CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Support of continuing education programs for women is
consistent with the principles of our democratic society that foster
freedom of choice and personal fulfillment. Such programs help
make it possible for women to engage in activities that use their
individual abilities and energies. Women need opportunities to
satisfy their yearning for self-development and expression. They
want more college education either to expand intellectual interests
or to prepare for employment.
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Increased educational opportunities for mature women may
bring numerous rewards. These rewards can extend beyond individual satisfaction to society at large. Economic forecasts indicate
that the talents and energies of educated men and women will be
needed urgently to help our country grow and to provide a better
life for all our citizens.
If mature women are to be active and responsible participants in
tomorrow's world, however, new responses must be made to
changing social and economic developments. Mature women who
find they have more free time and want to share in the excitement
and responsibilities of the economic world need to be able to obtain
suitable occupational skills. As the number who return to college
and work continues to rise, they need to make known their
interests in and their requirements for education and training.
University and college officials, in turn, need to review their
current curriculum offerings to be sure that education is available to
mature women at suitable times and places and in a manner
appropriate to adult experience and patterns of life. These officials
also need to understand how important is the establishment of a
special educational facility or service for mature women. Whether
they involve refresher courses, a counseling service, financial
assistance, or some other form of special service, such programs
demonstrate active support and encouragement of continuing
education for women.

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Schooldays for adult women mean careful budgeting of time for homework and
housework.

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APPENDIX A
Schools With Special Programs or Services for Adult Women,
by State
A Partial List of Colleges and Universities With Continuing
Education Programs or Special Educational Services
Designed Primarily for Adult Women
In their regular undergraduate, graduate, and adult education
programs, many colleges and universities offer the same educational
services to adult women as to other persons. Especially in
metropolitan areas, large universities schedule classes almost continuously during the daytime and evening. Their numerous courses
often cover a wide array of professional and semiprofessional
subjects, vocational information, and aspects of personal development.
The standard offerings of some institutions of higher education
include summer sessions, part-time enrollment, short-term courses,
public institutes, alumnae workshops, conferences, correspondence
courses, televised courses, or audiovisual materials available on loan.
In addition, some public universities operate a statewide extension
service that has facilities for conducting in small cities and towns
specific courses requested by the local residents.
Such varied educational opportunities are, of course, exceedingly valuable to adult women. Nevertheless, because of the
relatively small proportion of mature women in the college
population, women frequently feel that their educational needs and
problems require special attention. Educational institutions, realizing that the needs and problems of many adult women are unique,
often are interested in having these circumstances interpreted to
them.
The following list of institutions is intended to be illustrative of
those that have established continuing education programs or
educational services with specific concern for adult women.
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adult women are undoubtedly performing a valuable service, they
are not listed unless their program contains special procedures or
services designed specifically for mature women—the immediate
focus of this study. As may be noted, the types of programs and
services offered differ markedly from institution to institution. In
general each program has been designed to meet the specific needs
of mature women in the immediate area. The list is not all inclusive,
since it was not based on an intensive and comprehensive survey.
ALABAMA
Auburn University (Auburn)
Offers special courses in the field of home economics to help
women who wish to return to work review and update
information about their profession. Also offers summer courses
to those wishing to review or complete certification requirements for teaching, and permits adult women to enroll on a
part-time basis to take education courses offered in the evening
or on Saturday. Arranges off-campus classes for graduate
courses in home economics and education.
Contact for information: Mr. Fred R. Robertson, Vice President
for Extension, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. 36830.
Enterprise State Junior College (Enterprise)
Offers noncredit courses in home economics through the
Community Service Series to help homemakers refresh and
update skills in such fields as interior designing, clothing
construction, and dress designing.
Contact for information: Mr. W. F. Muth, Director, Evening
Division, Enterprise State Junior College, Enterprise, Ala.
36330.
University of South Alabama (Mobile)
Arranges, through the Division of Continuing Education,
various noncredit courses of special interest to women and
permits them to enroll in a limited number of credit courses as
nondegree students.
Contact for information: Mr. William A. Hoppe, Assistant Dean,
Arts and Sciences, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Ala.
36608.

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ARIZONA
Glendale Community College (Glendale)
Offers counseling assistance to adult women who wish to start
or renew interrupted education and schedules a variety of
vocational courses to enable women to prepare for employment
or renew their skills.
Contact for information: Mr. Victor L. Capper, Dean of
Continuing Education, Glendale Community College, 6000
West Olive Avenue, Glendale, Ariz. 85301.
Mesa Community College (Mesa)
Has several scholarships available to mature women, which are
awarded by the campus and county chapters of the Association
for Women's Active Return to Education (A.W.A.R.E.).
Contact for information: Mrs. Jinnett B. Kirk, Dean of
Students, Mesa Community College, 1833 West Southern
Avenue, Mesa, Ariz. 85201.
University of Arizona (Tucson)
Provides special programs for women on both a credit and
noncredit basis. Schedules classes in the daytime, late afternoon, and evening and permits enrollment on a full- or
part-time basis. Offers special counseling services concerning
educational programs for women. Arranges off-campus,
correspondence, and television courses for women living in
distant parts of the State.
Contact for information: Dr. Pendleton Gaines, Dean of
Continuing Education and the Summer Session, University of
Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. 85721.
Booklet is available.
ARKANSAS
State College of Arkansas (Conway)
Encourages mature women to continue their education, giving
credit for previously completed courses and admitting on the
basis of test scores those without a high school diploma.
Schedules late afternoon and Saturday classes. Permits part-time
enrollment of students in degree programs.
Contact for information: Dean A. E. Burdick, State College of
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CALIFORNIA *
Chabot College (Hayward)
Provides aptitude testing and vocational and educational guidance. Gives credit for previously completed courses and
schedules late afternoon and evening classes. Offers a number of
"brush-up" courses as well as initial training in technicalvocational subjects.
Contact for information: Mr. John R. McKinley, Dean of
Instruction, Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Boulevard,
Hayward, Calif. 94545.
Chico State College (Chico)
Employs a counselor who specializes in counseling adult
women.
Contact for information: Dr. Patricia Popp, Counselor, Chico
State College, Chico, Calif. 95927.
City College of San Francisco (San Francisco)
Encourages mature women to continue their education, giving
credit for previously completed courses and admitting on the
basis of test scores those without a high school diploma. Also
provides aptitude testing and vocational and educational guidance.
Contact for information: Dean Mary Golding, Dean of Women's
Office, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.
94112.
Claremont Colleges (Claremont)
Provides, through its Center for Continuing Education, counseling and testing services for interested adults, most of whom are
women. Furnishes information and guidance about programs of
study at colleges and universities throughout the country.
Permits mature students to take proficiency examinations by
petition to fulfill partial academic requirements. Conducts
research and experimentation relating to education for adults.
Contact for information: Mrs. Elizabeth Cless, Director, Center
for Continuing Education, Claremont University Center, Harper
Hall, Claremont, Calif. 91711.
Booklet is available.
* See appendix B for additional services.

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College of Notre Dame (Belmont)
Admits mature women to an upper division degree program in
the evening. The admission requirement of at least 58 units of
transferable college credit may be qualified in individual cases
by testing knowledge gained through personal experience or
individual study. The program is also open to nonregistered
students.
Contact for information: Sister Catherine Julie, President,
College of Notre Dame, Belmont, Calif. 94002.
Dominican College (San Rafael)
Schedules late afternoon and evening classes, especially for
education and graduate courses. Permits enrollment on a
part-time basis and for single courses. Conducts an intern
program whereby qualified graduate students, after one full
semester of study, may combine full-time elementary school
teaching with part-time study toward a teaching certificate.
Contact for information: Sister M. Martin, O.P., Dean of the
Graduate Division, Dominican College, San Rafael, Calif.
94901.
Booklet on intern program is available.
Long Beach City College (Long Beach)
Encourages mothers to become full-time students (with at least
9 credit hours of undergraduate courses) by operating a Child
Development Center which nursery-age children may attend
during the afternoons their mothers are in class. Conducts once
a week for 17 weeks an evening course, College and Career
Opportunities for Women, which provides counseling, testing,
information on educational and professional opportunities, and
lectures on women's role in society. Also offers short courses
for upgrading business skills.
Contact for information: Mrs. Beverly O'Neill, Women's Advisor, Long Beach City College, Liberal Arts Campus, 4901 East
Carson Street, Long Beach, Calif. 90808.
Information sheets are available.
Los Angeles Pierce College (Woodland Hills)
Offers vocational and educational counseling to mature women
in the community, schedules classes in both the daytime and
evening, and permits enrollment on either a part- or full-time
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Contact for information: Mr. Ray Johnson, Dean of Instruction, Los Angeles Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Avenue,
Woodland Hills, Calif. 91364.
Merritt College (Oakland)
Encourages mature women to enter the Nursery School
Assistant Program, which is scheduled during the day and
evening to meet individual needs. Enrollment in the program
may be on a full- or part-time basis. Also offers a course in
methods of tutoring culturally different elementary school
children. This course prepares women primarily for volunteer
service in the public schools but also may lead to enrollment for
a degree in education or preparation as a teacher assistant.
Contact for information: Director of Admissions, Merritt
College, 5714 Grove Street, Oakland, Calif. 94609.
Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa)
Offers one evening a week a noncredit course, Economic and
Social Opportunities for Women. The course provides information about educational and vocational opportunities with the
use of lectures, films, and guest speakers. Standardized tests are
given to help students determine their aptitudes, skills, and
interests.
Contact for information: Mrs. Wandalyn Hiltunen, InstructorCounselor, Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa
Mesa, Calif. 92626.
Pacific Oaks College (Pasadena)
Arranges individual study plans in baccalaureate and post
baccalaureate programs in child development, psychology, and
sociology. Permits part-time enrollment, independent study,
short periods of residence, and enrollment of the students'
children in the Children's School operated by the college.
Contact for information: Miss Beatrice Ranker, Director of
Admissions, Pacific Oaks College, 714 West California Boulevard, Pasadena, Calif. 91105.
Leaflets are available.
Pasadena City College (Pasadena)
Offers specifically for adult women Clerical-Secretarial Training,
an intensified daytime course combining training in typing,
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shorthand, business English, business mathematics, office practices, and office machines.
Contact for information:Mr. J. R. Toothaker, Director, Vocational Education, Pasadena City College, 1570 East Colorado
Boulevard, Pasadena, Calif. 91106.
San Francisco College for Women (San Francisco)
Schedules late afternoon and Saturday classes. Permits part-time
attendance by students working toward a bachelor of arts
degree. Also allows special students not seeking a degree to
enroll for credit in courses for which they qualify.
Contact for information: Mother Natalie White, Academic
Dean, San Francisco College for Women, San Francisco, Calif.
94118.
San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton)
Offers courses of special interest to adult women, such as a
refresher course for registered nurses and a workshop in
clothing design and construction.
Contact for information: Instruction Office, San Joaquin Delta
College, 3301 Kensington Way, Stockton, Calif. 95204.
San Jose State College (San Jose)
Encourages enrollment of mature women by providing counselors interested in the special problems of mature women and
by developing a special orientation program for them. Has
assisted with the establishment of the Women's Special Instructional Center where mature women can study; hold their
seminars, meetings, and social events; and relax. Has approved
formation of a club called College Women Over 29.
Contact for information: Mrs. Phyllis Sutphen, Assistant to the
Associate Dean of Students, San Jose State College, San Jose,
Calif. 95114.
Brochure is available.
Santa Monica City College (Santa Monica)
Offers a course that provides guidance and counseling to women
25 to 65 years of age in preparation for enrollment in the
regular college program. Has scholarships available for women
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Contact for information: Mrs. Rovena F. Jacobson, 1815 Pearl
Street, Santa Monica, Calif. 90405.
University of California (Berkeley)
Conducts a summer workshop for housemothers and professionally trained residence personnel on a 3-year rotating basis with
Oregon State University and the University of Washington.
Through University Extension offers a wide range of courses on
both a credit and noncredit basis in the daytime and evening.
Contact for information: Mrs. Betty H. Neely, Dean of Women,
201 Sproul Hall, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.
94720.
Leaflet is available.
University of California (Irvine)
Conducts a six-session lecture-discussion series, Career Planning
for Mature Women, which provides information on career
opportunities.
Contact for information: Mrs. Alice L. Anderson, Program
Coordinator, University Extension, University of California,
Irvine, Calif. 92664.
Leaflet is available.
University of California (Los Angeles)
Offers, through the Extension Division, a weekly course, Group
Counseling for Women, which helps participants to analyze
realistically their goals, skill aptitudes, and interests, and
provides information about opportunities for women in educational, vocational, and volunteer activities. Also offers a course,
Developing Personal Potential, which provides group experience
in identifying personal strengths and ways of expanding
individual potential. Presents a daytime program of continuing
education courses, workshops, and lecture series in various
subject fields, planned particularly for the vocational, volunteer,
and personal enrichment of mature women.
Contact for information: Mrs. Rosalind K. Loring, Coordinator,
Daytime Programs and Special Projects, University of California
Extension, Los Angeles, Calif. 90024.
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University of California (Riverside)
Offers, through the Extension Division, a course, The Next Step:
Choice and Challenge, which provides individual and group
counseling and lectures on employment opportunities to help
adult women plan a course of action in light of their interests,
skills, needs, and goals. Also offers a course, Personal Potential,
Goals, and Action, which includes group discussions and
extensive testing. The general daytime program for women
provides training for volunteer workers as well as a wide array
of credit and noncredit courses of general interest to women.
Contact for information: Mrs. Louise Scriven, Coordinator,
Daytime Programs, University of California, Riverside, Calif.
92502.
University of California (San Francisco)
Offers, through the Daytime Program of Extension, credit and
noncredit courses and conferences designed to meet the needs
of mature women, including a conference, Executive Women.
Contact for information: Mrs. Jeanne Brewer, Coordinator,
Daytime Program, University of California Extension, 55
Laguna Street, San Francisco, Calif. 94102.
Booklet is available.
University of San Francisco (San Francisco)
Offers a program in the School of Nursing that enables
registered nurses to obtain a baccalaureate degree.
Contact for information: Dean, School of Nursing, University
of San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif. 94117.
COLORADO
Colorado State College (Greeley)
Conducts a summer workshop for housemothers and for
professionally trained residence personnel, offering them the
option of working for academic credits.
Contact for information: Dr. June E. Stuckey, Dean of Women,
Colorado State College, Greeley, Colo. 80631.
Mesa College (Grand Junction)
Offers, through the Child Development Center, a 2-year training
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and other key personnel of child care centers. Admits experienced personnel as well as those seeking to enter the field of
child care.
Contact for information: Mr. Keith Miller, Director, Continuing
Education Program, Mesa College, Grand Junction, Colo.
81501.
Leaflet is available.
Southern Colorado State College (Pueblo)
Offers Career Opportunities for the Mature Woman, a series of
informal discussions exploring occupational opportunities for
women college graduates over 35 years of age. Also conducts a
day nursery for preschool children of mothers who are students
at the college.
Contact for information: Mrs. Betty Jo Tucker, Dean of
Women, Southern Colorado State College, Pueblo, Colo. 81005.
Material is available.
University of Colorado (Boulder)
Operates a Women's Center, as part of its Center for Student
Life Programs and Studies, which encourages and facilitates the
enrollment of adult women. Provides individual and group
counseling and arranges for special financial grants to part-time
students. Sponsors various noncredit courses of current interest
to adult women in the area. Also offers a noncredit lecture
series primarily for students' wives at a local church with nursery
facilities. Sponsors State conferences for educators and others
interested in continuing education for women.
Contact for information: Miss Pauline A. Parish, Director,
Women's Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. 80304.
CONNECTICUT*
Central Connecticut State College (New Britain)
Conducts an Intensive Program for College Graduates to prepare
participants for a teaching career in the elementary schools of
Connecticut. Completion of the special 8-week summer program is followed by fall teaching with on-the-job supervision
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and a 6-week study program the second summer. Mothers with
school-age children may enroll them during the summer in the
laboratory school or playground program.
Contact for information: Mr. Ashley Gray, Coordinator, Intensive Program for College Graduates, Central Connecticut State
College, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, Conn. 06050.
Material is available.
Connecticut College (New London)
Offers a Return to College Program for adult women who have
completed at least 1 year of college study at an accredited
institution. The program, which includes a short noncredit
course to prepare adult women for the resumption of college
study, is scheduled on a part-time basis and designed in
accordance with the needs and previous experience of individual
students.
Contact for information: Mrs. Marcia Pond, Director, Return to
College Program, Connecticut College, New London, Conn.
06320.
Leaflet is available.
University of Bridgeport (Bridgeport)
Permits adult women to enroll on a part- or full-time basis in
liberal arts, science, business administration, education, and
engineering courses offered during the daytime and evening and
leading toward a degree.
Contact for information: Mr. James W. Southouse, Director,
Evening Division, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Conn.
06602.
University of Connecticut (Storrs)
Provides, in cooperation with the Office of Continuing Education Services, a variety of noncredit courses given in various
cities throughout the State and designed either for general
enrichment or for entry into professional careers. The latter
program includes a refresher course for registered nurses and
courses for social work aides, school library aides, and teacher
aides.
Contact for information: Mrs. Elizabeth K. Roper, Specialist,
Continuing Education for Women, University of Connecticut,
Storrs, Conn. 06268.
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University of Delaware (Newark)
Conducts Educational Services for Women, which offers adult
women counseling and testing services, guidance in planning a
program of study, and referral to other resources of the
university. Under this program the university has offered Great
Expectations for Women, a four-session course aimed at
providing adult women with a better understanding of themselves, the variety of outside activities, and the influence of such
activities on family life.
Contact for information: Mrs. Mary Ella Boyle, Educational
Adviser for Women, Division of University Extension, University of Delaware, Newark, Del. 19711.
Leaflets are available.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA*
George Washington University
Offers each semester a 15-week noncredit orientation course,
Developing New Horizons for Women, which includes lectures,
discussion, psychological testing, and guest speakers. The course
helps adult women to plan for continuing education, careers, or
community service. Also offers off-campus credit courses during
morning hours. Provides four tuition fellowships for part-time
graduate study.
Contact for information: Dr. Ruth Osborn, Director, Continuing Education for Women, College of General Studies, George
Washington University, Washington, D.C. 20006.
Leaflet is available.
FLORIDA*
Barry College (Miami)
Conducts a testing service available to women in the community. Also cooperates with the Council for the Continuing
Education of Women in providing information and referral
services to adult women.
Contact for information: Sister Marie Siena, O.P., Dean of
Students, Barry College, 11300 NE. Second Avenue, Miami,
Fla. 33161.
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Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton)
Cooperates with the Council for the Continuing Education of
Women in providing information and referral services to adult
women.
Florida State University (Tallahassee)
Develops and coordinates statewide educational activities to
provide information about educational resources, employment
opportunities, and volunteer services. Also conducts enrichment
seminars for alumnae and wives of students, faculty, and staff.
Contact for information: Mrs. Jeanne D. Brock, Office of
Continuing Education, Florida State University, 118 North
Woodward Street, Tallahassee, Fla. 32306.
Lake-Sumter Junior College (Leesburg)
Offers various short courses of special interest to women,
including two evening series, Seminar for Secretaries and The
Home Executive.
Contact for information: Mr. Joseph E. Rhile, Chairman,
Business and Special Education, Lake-Sumter Junior College,
Leesburg, Fla. 32748.
Flyers are available.
Marymount College (Boca Raton)
Offers special evening classes for women. Conducted a pilot
project, Total Woman, with lectures focusing on women's major
roles in life.
Contact for information: Sister de la Croix, RSHM, President,
Marymount College, Boca Raton, Fla. 33432.
Miami-Dade Junior College (Miami)
Cooperates with the Council for the Continuing Education of
Women in providing information and referral services to adult
women.
Offers on the North Campus a paramedical program to train
community service technicians. The program, which provides
technical information as well as general educational background, lasts 2 years on a full-time basis but may be taken on a
part-time basis.

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Contact for information: Dr. Harold Zabsky, Coordinator of
Medically Related Courses, Miami-Dade Junior College, 11380
NW. 27th Avenue, Miami, Fla. 33167.
Rollins College (Winter Park)
Provides counseling and placement services to mature women
graduates of any college or university. Schedules graduate
courses after the usual school hours and during the summer to
enable current and future teachers to work toward a master of
arts in teaching. Also offers nondegree courses in music and art.
Contact for information: Central Florida School for Continuing
Studies, Park Avenue, Winter Park, Fla. 32789.
University of Miami (Coral Gables)
Cooperates with the Council for the Continuing Education of
Women in providing information and referral services to adult
women.
University of South Florida (Tampa, St. Petersburg)
Has designed specifically for women a series of morning lectures
on a variety of cultural subjects.
Contact for information: Mr. R. Brightwell, Director, Center for
Continuing Education, University of South Florida, Bay Campus, 830 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Fla. 33701.
Leaflet is available.
University of Tampa (Tampa)
Offers an Estate Planning Seminar, which is especially adapted
to women and offered at six weekly sessions in the morning.
Also offers a course to augment the education of legal
secretaries.
Contact for information: Mr. Ray W. Clifton, Director of
Continuing Education, University of Tampa, Tampa, Fla.
33606.
Leaflet is available.
GEORGIA
Agnes Scott College (Decatur)
Offers, through its Alumnae Association, a series of noncredit
liberal arts courses open to alumnae and their husbands and
conducted during evening hours.
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Contact for information: Alumnae Director, Agnes Scott
College, Decatur, Ga. 30030.
Leaflet is available.
Armstrong State College (Savannah)
Offers Operation Return, a program designed to encourage
adult women to start or complete study toward a degree or enroll in some of the many short noncredit courses scheduled
during morning and evening hours.
Contact for information: Operation Return, Armstrong State
College, 11935 Abercorn Street, Savannah, Ga. 31406.
Leaflet is available.
Berry College (Mt. Berry)
Offers special courses to enable registered nurses to obtain a
baccalaureate degree. Also offers various workshops and continuing education courses mainly in the evening and permits
adult women to work toward a degree on a part- or full-time
basis.
Contact for information: Director of Admissions, Berry College,
Mt. Berry, Ga. 30149.
Emory University (Atlanta)
Offers a program of noncredit courses mostly in the evening but
schedules one course in the morning especially for housewives
and older women.
Contact for information: Miss Dora Byron, Associate Director,
Community Educational Services, Emory University, Atlanta,
Ga. 30322.
Booklet is available.
Georgia State College (Atlanta)
Provides special workshops for teacher certification and various
refresher courses in liberal arts and business subjects to help
prepare adult women for reentry into the work force. Mu Rho
Sigma (MRS) is available as a social organization for married
women.
Contact for information: Mrs. Nell H. Trotter, Dean of Women,
Georgia State College, 33 Gilmer Street SE., Atlanta, Ga.
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Tift College (Forsyth)
Operates a program during the summer to enable inservice
teachers who have not completed their basic education to
obtain a baccalaureate degree. Also offers a special program to
assist registered nurses in obtaining a baccalaureate degree.
Contact for information: Dean Gordon S. Miller, Tift College,
Forsyth, Ga. 31029.
University of Georgia (Athens)
Provides, through its Center for Continuing Education, a variety
of credit and noncredit courses, workshops, and conferences of
interest to adult women. Offers advisory services for women
who have been out of college for some years. Helps conduct
special training conferences for service organizations.
Contact for information: Miss Elizabeth Powell, Home Study
Supervisor, Georgia Center for Continuing Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 30601.
Booklet is available.
IDAHO
College of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls)
Provides individual counseling, program planning assistance, and
noncredit classes scheduled at hours convenient for adult
women.
Contact for information: Dr. Adele Thompson, Dean of
Women, College of Southern Idaho, Post Office Box 1238,
Twin Falls, Idaho 83301.
ILLINOIS*
Highland Community College (Freeport)
Conducts the program Operation: New Horizons for Women,
which facilitates the return of adult women to college by
providing special counseling and help in planning workable study
schedules. Has waived, specifically for mature women, the
A.C.T. tests as admission requirements and physical education
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courses as graduation requirements. Services of the Students'
Child Care Cooperative are available to women who take adult
education courses.
Contact for information: Mr. Lester Gill, Director, Office of
Special Services, Illinois Planning and Counseling Center for
Women, Highland Community College, Freeport, 111. 61032.
Mineographed material is available.
Mundelein College (Chicago)
Admits women who are over 26 years of age and have a high
school diploma into a special degree program that provides basic
studies seminars, use of tutorial and independent study techniques, credit for life experience, and allows limited classroom
attendance.
Contact for information: Mr. Norbert Hruby, Director, Division
of Continuing Education, Mundelein College, 6363 Sheridan
Road, Chicago, 111. 60626.
Booklet is available.
Roosevelt University (Chicago)
Offers to men and women 25 years of age and over a program
leading to a bachelor of general studies degree and consisting of
a proseminar that provides intensive preparation for study and
evaluation of life experience in terms of theoretical knowledge,
concentrated study in an area of interest, three "integrating
seminars" that cover large areas of human knowledge, and an
internship as a volunteer in a community agency.
Contact for information: Mrs. Anne Tinker, Associate Director,
Division of Continuing Education, Roosevelt University, 430
South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 111. 60605.
Booklet is available.
Saint Xavier College (Chicago)
Provides adult women with individual and group counseling,
testing, and noncredit seminars to help update rusty skills, thus
preparing them for subsequent enrollment in the regular
undergraduate program.
Contact for information: Dr. Dorothy M. Binder, Director,
Continuing Education Program, Saint Xavier College, 103d and
Central Park Avenue, Chicago, 111. 60655.
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University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Offers, through its University Extension Division, a series of
nondegree liberal arts courses designed for adult women to
broaden their knowledge of the arts. Conducts a House Director
Training Program and also a Student Personnel Training
Program for Mature Women. Has established, in the Office of the
Dean of Women, the position of Assistant Dean for Married
Students to provide additional counseling and advisory services
for women who wish to continue their education.
Contact for information: Office of the Dean of Women,
University of Illinois, 130 Student Services Building, Champaign, 111. 61822.
Material on training programs is available.
INDIANA
Indiana University (Bloomington)
Offers Refresher Course for Nurses, a 16-week noncredit course.
Contact for information: Miss Sharon L. Smith, Administrative
Assistant, Owen Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.
47401.
Purdue University (Fort Wayne)
Provides, through its Continuing Education Program for
Women, individual counseling for area women interested in
starting or continuing their college education and refers them to
appropriate facilities of the university. Organizes credit and
noncredit courses to meet the needs of specific groups of
women.
Contact for information: Miss Joanne B. Lantz, Coordinator of
Continuing Education for Women, Purdue University, Fort
Wayne Regional Campus, 2101 East U.S. 30, Fort Wayne, Ind.
46805.
IOWA
Drake University (Des Moines)
Offers, through its Center for Continuing Education, counseling
services to women interested in continuing their education and
provides information about courses offered by the university.
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Arranges for provision of such ancillary services as testing and
clinics in modern methods of reading and studying. Permits enrollment in a degree program on a part-time basis.
Contact for information: Mr. Clarence H. Thompson, Dean,
Center for Continuing Education, University College, Drake
University, Des Moines, Iowa 50311.
Iowa State University of Science and Technology (Ames)
Conducts 2- and 3-week workshops during the summer in
various subject matter areas relating to home economics for
current teachers or those wishing to renew their certification.
Permits part-time study in the regular university program and
offers short noncredit courses in vocational fields and offcampus credit courses in the evening.
Contact for information: Miss Julia M. Faltinson, Associate
Dean, College of Home Economics, Iowa State University,
Ames, Iowa 50010.
Booklet is available.
Iowa Wesleyan College (Mount Pleasant)
Provides adult women with counseling, placement assistance,
and financial assistance when possible. Schedules a variety of
Saturday and evening classes on campus and evening classes off
campus.
Contact for information: Miss Carol Nemitz, Dean of Women,
Iowa Wesleyan College, Mount Pleasant, Iowa 52641.
KANSAS
Marymount College (Salina)
Offers adults, in the evening and on Saturdays, a variety of
credit and noncredit courses that include refresher courses with
a vocational purpose.
Contact for information: Sister Louise Marie Vaughan, Academic Dean, Marymount College, Salina, Kans. 67401.
University of Kansas (Lawrence)
Conducts daytime workshops for adult women in such fields as
education, music, and the arts. Adult women also may enroll as
special students in university courses for which they qualify and
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Contact for information: Dr. Emily Taylor, Dean of Women,
220 Strong Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kans. 66045.
Wichita State University (Wichita)
Provides, through the Office for the Continuing Education of
Women, general information about educational and occupational opportunities for women and arranges special noncredit
courses and conferences. Also refers women to such auxiliary
services on campus as academic advising, psychological counseling, testing, and job placement.
Contact for information: Mrs. Helen M. Crockett, Director,
Division of Continuing Education, Wichita State University,
Wichita, Kans. 67208.
KENTUCKY
Catherine Spalding College (Louisville)
Provides testing and counseling services to adult women to help
them assess their interests and aptitudes before making decisions about beginning or completing a degree program. Offers a
program, Tuesdays and Thursdays for Continuing Education,
which schedules credit courses during a period and a half on 2
days instead of the usual 3 days. Also offers nursery service on
these 2 days for children aged 2 to 5 years.
Contact for information: Mrs. Robert Haragan, Director, Center
for Continuing Education, Catherine Spalding College, 851
South Fourth Street, Louisville, Ky. 40203.
Brochure is available.
University of Louisville (Louisville)
Offers several specialized programs of primary interest to
women, including a course in Professional Development for
Women in Business. Also provides a limited number of
scholarships during the summer session for training teachers in
special education of the handicapped.
Contact for information about professional development: Director of Community Services. Contact for information about
summer scholarships: Mr. George Cunningham, University
College, University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky. 40208.
Leaflets are available.
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Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green)
Offers during the day and in the evening 1- and 2-year programs
of study in such subjects as data processing, small business
management, and secretarial studies.
Contact for information: Dr. William M. Jenkins, Jr., Dean,
Bowling Green College of Commerce, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky. 42101.
LOUISIANA
Southern University and A & M College (Baton Rouge)
Permits adult women to enroll on a part-time basis in regular
courses in the evening and on Saturdays, provides a guidance
program, offers resident assistantships for those in programs
leading to a bachelor's or master's degree, and sponsors
workshops providing educational and vocational information.
Contact for information: Mrs. Ollie Butler-Moore, Dean of
Women, Southern University, Baton Rouge, La. 70813.
Leaflet is available.
Tulane University of Louisiana (New Orleans)
Offers, in cooperation with the Newcomb College Alumnae
Association, a series of morning courses, Estate Planning for
Women, for those interested in financial affairs.
Contact for information: Mrs. Georgia S. Fischer, Tulane
Alumni House, 6319 Willow Street, New Orleans, La. 70118.
Leaflet is available.
MAINE*
University of Maine (Orono)
Offers noncredit cultural courses for adults during the morning
at both Orono and Portland to help increase understanding of
the arts.
Contact for information: Continuing Education Division, Merrill Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Maine 04473.
Brochure is available.
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Baltimore Junior College (Baltimore)
Offers a College Seminar Program which meets 2 hours every
week to help adult women orient themselves to college study
and qualify for enrollment in a degree program.
Contact for information: Admissions Office, Baltimore Junior
College, 2901 Liberty Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 21215.
Information sheet is available.
MASSACHUSETTS*
Anna Maria College (Paxton)
Offers special guidance to adult women who wish to enroll in
regularly scheduled courses and allows women not seeking a
degree to enroll as special students in courses for which they
qualify.
Contact for information: Sister M. Rose Bernadette, S.S.A.,
Dean, Anna Maria College, Paxton, Mass. 01612.
Brandeis University (Waltham)
Offers weekly noncredit Morning Seminars for Women in
various subjects, particularly in the humanities, fine arts, and
social sciences. Also conducts annual summer institutes that are
open to adults on a noncredit basis and consist of two 1-week
programs focusing on specific themes.
Contact for information: Mrs. Eunice Gilford, Director of Adult
Education, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. 02154.
Booklets are available.
Harvard Graduate School of Education (Cambridge)
Offers two programs which permit a few women with family
responsibilities to enroll on a half-time basis. The Master of Arts
in Teaching Program prepares specialists for both elementary
and secondary schools. The Master of Education in Guidance
Program consists of study and practice at the Harvard-Newton
Summer School, a year of primarily academic work, and up to 1
year of clinical internship.
Contact for information about the teaching program: Mrs. Doris
Christo, 118 Longfellow Hall. Contact for information about
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the guidance program: Mrs. Freda Aldort, 118 Longfellow Hall,
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Mass.
02138.
Lesley College (Cambridge)
Provides programs of full- or part-time study for mature women
or liberal arts graduates who wish to teach elementary,
kindergarten, or special education classes.
Contact for information: Mr. Boris Gertz, Director of Graduate
Programs, Lesley College, Cambridge, Mass. 02138.
Northeastern University (Boston, Burlington)
Maintains an Office of Programs for Adult Women, which
provides educational counseling; arranges for course scheduling
at times and places convenient to adult women; and offers
numerous orientation, noncredit, and undergraduate courses on
a weekly basis during the daytime. Courses leading to a degree
may be taken on a part-time basis.
Contact for information: Miss Virginia Bullard, Director,
Programs for Adult Women, Northeastern University, 360
Huntington Avenue, Boston, Mass. 02115.
Booklet is available.
Radcliffe College (Cambridge)
The Radcliffe Institute provides fellowships to enable highly
qualified women to engage in part-time or, occasionally,
full-time research or creative work while they still have family
commitments. Administers a special fellowship program for
women physicians engaged in graduate and professional medical
training in the Boston area; this training may be pursued on a
part- or full-time basis. Also provides fellowships to women for
part-time graduate study in colleges and universities in Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island. Conducts the Radcliffe Seminars, in which courses are offered weekly to adult
women on a credit or noncredit basis and which provide
advanced study in various subjects. Also maintains a guidance
laboratory and a research program.
Contact for information: Miss Constance E. Smith, Dean of the
Radcliffe Institute, 78 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, Mass.
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Simmons College (Boston)
Maintains an Office of Continuing Education that provides
counseling for mature women and schedules programs on a
part-time basis during the daytime. Included are nondegree
refresher courses and programs leading to an undergraduate
degree or to a master's degree in English, Spanish, library
science, social work, home economics education, or urban
teaching.
Contact for information: Mrs. Katharine M. Davis, Director of
Continuing Education, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway,
Boston, Mass. 02115.
Booklet is available.
State College at Framingham (Framingham)
Offers a Part-Time Program of Baccalaureate Study for those
who wish to major in elementary education, home economics,
English, history, or biology. An individual adviser helps each
student select her courses and arrange an academic schedule to
fit in with home or work obligations.
Contact for information: Dr. Vincent J. Mara, Director of
Admissions, State College at Framingham, Framingham, Mass.
01701.
Brochure is available.
Wellesley College (Wellesley)
Conducts an Institute in Chemistry that provides for half-time
study for 2 years that leads to a master's degree. The program is
open to women who obtained their bachelor's degree (ordinarily with a minimum of 18 hours of chemistry) 5 or more
years ago. New participants are required to enroll in a
preliminary program given during the summer.
Contact for information: Dr. Eleanor R. Webster, Associate
Professor of Chemistry, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
02181.
Leaflet is available.
Wheelock College (Boston)
Offers New Careers for Men and Women, a master's degree
program for college graduates who wish to prepare for teaching
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may be on a full- or part-time basis. A limited number of
student assistantships are available for full-time students.
Contact for information: Graduate Division, Wheelock College,
39 Pilgrim Road, Boston, Mass. 02215.
Leaflet is available.
MICHIGAN
Flint Community Junior College (Flint)
Offers special counseling services to adult women at the college
and in the community. Provides information on testing,
employment, tutoring, transferring to other colleges, and
financial aid. Also cooperates with community groups in
providing programs and services for adult women.
Contact for information: Miss Barbara Stephenson, Counselor,
Room 120 Curtice Building, Flint Community Junior College,
Flint, Mich. 48503.
Macomb County Community College (Warren)
Provides testing and counseling services to help individuals make
educational and employment decisions. Permits adult women to
enroll as special students in credit or noncredit courses.
Cooperates with the U.S. Small Business Administration in
offering business seminars scheduled over a 5- to 12-week period.
Contact for information: Mr. Frank J. Anthonis, Director,
Division of Continuing Education, Macomb County Community
College, 14500 Twelve Mile Road, Warren, Mich. 48093.
Marygrove College (Detroit)
Offers a graduate program in teacher education leading to a
master of education degree. Classes are offered during evening,
Saturday, and summer sessions. Two- and three-week courses
are scheduled during the summer to enable the student to
concentrate on one subject at a time.
Contact for information: Graduate Division, Marygrove College,
8425 West McNichols Road, Detroit, Mich. 48221.
Brochure is available.
Michigan State University (East Lansing)
Provides special counseling services for adult men and women.
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Lansing Public Library a community project, Re-Evaluation and
Education for Adults Project (R.E.A.P.), which'provides information about counseling and testing services; educational,
training, and employment opportunities; financial assistance;
parent-education courses; and cultural courses and events. With
the Lansing Community College and employment and civic
agencies, cosponsors an Orientation Course for Women to help
them assess their abilities and inform them of services available
for developing their potential. Also conducts research on
curriculum effectiveness in preparing women for modern life.
Contact for information: Miss Kay Eyde, Coordinator, Programs for Women, 60 Kellogg Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. 48823.
Oakland University (Rochester)
Operates the Continuum Center, which offers individual counseling in four specialties: personal identity, educational courses,
employment opportunities, and volunteer activities. Offers a
10-week course, Investigation Into Identity, which includes
group testing, lectures on changing roles and on decisionmaking,
and discussions. Develops courses to meet women's special
needs; conducts conferences of interest to women; provides
scholarships. Also operates a child care center for preschool
children of women returning to school.
Contact for information: Mrs. Priscilla Jackson, Director,
Continuum Center for Women, Oakland University, Rochester,
Mich. 48063.
Booklet is available.
University of Detroit (Detroit)
Presents annually a counseling conference for women who wish
to return to school and/or work. The conference is held one
night a week for 4 weeks and includes information about
educational and employment opportunities. Offers a program
leading to a master's degree and teacher certification for college
graduates with no previous courses in professional education.
Contact for information: Miss Helen E. Kean, Dean of Women,
University of Detroit, 4001 West McNichols Road, Detroit,
Mich. 48221.
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University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Provides, through the Center for Continuing Education of
Women, educational and vocational counseling to women
interested in continuing their education on a graduate or an
undergraduate level. Also provides information on employment
opportunities and maintains a reference file of vocational
materials and a small lending library of books and pamphlets of
special interest to adult women. Prepares publications on
subjects related to education for the professions and subprofessions.
Contact for information: Mrs. Jean W. Campbell, Director,
Center for Continuing Education of Women, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104.
Leaflet and fact sheet are available.
MINNESOTA*
College of St. Catherine (St. Paul)
Assists adult women in completing requirements for a teaching
certificate. Offers special courses in the summer to upgrade
professional preparation for elementary school teaching. Also
permits alumnae to audit any college course free of charge.
Contact for information: Office of the President, College of St.
Catherine, St. Paul, Minn. 55116.
Macalester College (St. Paul)
Offers courses in professional education which enable nondegree students to qualify for a teaching certificate in Minnesota.
Contact for information: Mr. Kenneth P. Goodrich, Dean of the
College, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn. 55101.
Moorhead State College (Moorhead)
Conducts a counseling program and a social program for women
students 25 years of age or older to facilitate discussions about
their common interests and concerns.
Contact for information: Dr. Margaret F. Reed, Associate
Professor of Sociology, Moorhead State College, Moorhead,
Minn. 56560.
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University of Minnesota (Minneapolis)
Operates the Minnesota Planning and Counseling Center for
Women, open to Minnesota women at all levels of education.
The center provides advice, counseling, and information on
educational and employment opportunities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. Also offers scholarship, child care, and job
placement services. Conducts a statewide program, Operation:
Second Chance, through which post-high-school educational
institutions provide advice, counseling, and related services to
adult women throughout the State.
Contact for information: Dr. Kathryn Scott Randolph, Director, Minnesota Planning and Counseling Center for Women, 219
TNM, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455.
Leaflet is available.
Provides, through the General Extension Division, a program of
special short courses and liberal arts seminars for adult women.
Contact for information: Mrs. Louise Roff, Director, Continuing Education for Women, 310 Nolte Center for Continuing
Education, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455.
Leaflet is available.
MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi State College for Women (Columbus)
Offers, through its Continuing Education Center, a program of
educational and cultural activities to meet the needs of adult
women. Provides academic and vocational testing for women
interested in formal study or career planning.
Contact for information: Mrs. Dorene Angeles, Assistant Coordinator, Continuing Education, Mississippi State College for
Women, Columbus, Miss. 39701.
Leaflet is available.
University of Mississippi (University)
Conducts professional programs regularly for dietitians and
secretaries. Offers a planned reading program for adult women
who wish to continue their education through an informal
study of books of literary or topical merit. Arranges credit and
noncredit courses through the Mississippi Universities Center in
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Jackson that enable women in that area to adapt study
schedules to home responsibilities.
Contact for information: Mr. Maurice N. Inman, Director,
University Extension, University of Mississippi, University, Miss.
38677.
MISSOURI
Central Missouri State College (Warrensburg)
Conducts a summer workshop for housemothers and for
professionally trained residence personnel. Also offers women
short courses to upgrade basic business skills.
Contact for information: Mrs. Floy Timmerman, Dean of
Women, Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg, Mo.
64093.
Culver-Stockton College (Canton)
Makes special arrangements to assist adult women who have
some college education to continue their study and attain a
degree.
Contact for information: Miss Olga W. Bays, Registrar, CulverStockton College, Canton, Mo. 63435.
Drury College (Springfield)
Conducts, through its Adult Education Division, a Daytime
Program of short-term courses covering a variety of subjects of
interest to women. Also offers counseling and testing services.
Contact for information: Mrs. Adelaide H. Jones, Director,
Adult Education Division, Drury College, Springfield, Mo.
65802.
Leaflet is available.
Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City)
Encourages mature women to develop their artistic abilities,
sharpen professional skills, or broaden art understanding in
courses offered evenings, Saturday, or in the summer. Courses
may be taken for credit or noncredit on a part- or full-time
basis.
Contact for information: Mrs. Nancy Steele, Public Information, Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Boulevard,
Kansas City, Mo. 64111.
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Lindenwood College for Women (St. Charles)
Conducts a Program for the Continuing Education of Women in
which adult women who wish a college education may enroll on
a part- or full-time basis and receive testing services, vocational
counseling, and special consideration regarding requirements.
Offers two 6-week sessions of enrichment courses available on a
credit or noncredit basis for women in surrounding communities.
Contact for information: Miss Mary Lichliter, Dean of Students,
Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Mo. 63301.
Leaflet is available.
Saint Louis University (St. Louis)
Conducts Daytime Programs Especially for Ladies, which
include both liberal arts and vocationally oriented courses.
Contact for information: Mr. Robert G. Walrond, Director of
First Campus Programs, Saint Louis University, 221 North
Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo. 63103.
Leaflet is available.
Stephens College (Columbia)
Sponsors a series of 1-day seminars, Challenge to Change,
around the country in cooperation with its alumnae clubs and
local colleges or universities to stimulate discussion about the
impact of new developments on the lives of educated women
and the necessity of continuing education.
Contact for information: Miss Margaret A. Witt, Alumnae
Secretary, Stephens College Alumnae Association, Columbia,
Mo. 65201.
Seminar programs are available.
University of Missouri (Columbia)
Conducts educational programs for adult women on a statewide
basis through noncredit courses, educational literature, and
mass media—with the focus on choicemaking, the world of
work, home management and family life, and community
development and public affairs. Also encourages the enrollment
of adult women on a part- or full-time basis in degree or
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Contact for information: Miss Mary Nell Greenwood, Director,
Continuing Education for Women, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Missouri, Whitten Hall, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
University of Missouri (Kansas City)
Offers daytime noncredit courses, including liberal arts courses,
a special training seminar for women interested in becoming
research assistants on a paid or volunteer basis, and a course on
Social Change and Women's Roles in Contemporary America.
Conducts a series of lectures featuring distinguished women.
Provides advisory services for mature women wishing to resume
their education or seek employment and consultative services
for groups interested in initiating conferences or courses for
women and girls. Also conducts research on the education and
employment of women.
Contact for information: Dr. Jane Berry, Director, Continuing
Education for Women, University of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo.
64110.
Booklet is available.
University of Missouri (St. Louis)
Offers, through its Office of Continuing Education for Women,
a 12-week noncredit course, Wider Horizons for Women, which
provides group and individual counseling, information on
employment opportunities, and placement assistance. Also
offers special courses designed for registered nurses desiring a
baccalaureate degree and for other women wishing to become
library aides. Permits enrollment on a part-time basis in degree
and nondegree courses, assists mature women with their course
scheduling, and refers them to specialized services when
necessary.
Contact for information: Dr. Margaret C. Fagin, Director,
Extension Division, Continuing Education for Women, University of Missouri, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, Mo.
63121.
Leaflet is available.
Washington University (St. Louis)
Provides, through the Office of the Coordinator of Continuing
Education for Women, general counseling for adult women
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meet their individual needs and employment goals, and refers
them as necessary to such specialized services as testing,
academic counseling, financial aid, and placement.
Contact for information: Mrs. J. M. Pennington, Coordinator,
Continuing Education for Women, Box 1095, Washington
University, St. Louis, Mo. 63130.
Leaflet is available.
MONTANA
Eastern Montana College (Billings)
Operates, in cooperation with the local branch of the American
Association of University Women, a Plan for Continuing
Education for Women, which refers women to academic,
vocational, scholarship, placement, and other counseling services and conducts special conferences and meetings relating to
educational and employment opportunities for women.
Contact for information: Dr. Fred R. Van Valkenburg,
McM105, Eastern Montana College, Billings, Mont. 59101.
Leaflet is available.
NEBRASKA
College of Saint Mary (Omaha)
Encourages teachers to continue work toward a degree by
permitting part-time study, providing late afternoon and evening classes, and granting a tuition discount to teachers.
Conducts evening lecture series on contemporary topics for
alumnae and friends.
Contact for information: Sister Mary Ellen Quinn, R.S.M.,
Dean, College of Saint Mary, 72d Street and Mercy Road,
Omaha, Nebr. 68124.
Creighton University (Omaha)
Offers once a year a program of five morning lectures, Estate
Planning and Management Seminar for Women. Also schedules
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Contact for information: Mr. J. N. Williams, Registrar, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebr. 68131.
Municipal University of Omaha (Omaha)
Provides a noncredit program of Community Service Courses
scheduled at hours which have particular appeal to women. Also
conducts various workshops and conferences particularly for
women, including the United Community Services Volunteer
Bureau Conference.
Contact for information: Mr. William T. Utley, Dean, Municipal
University of Omaha, Box 688 Downtown Station, Omaha,
Nebr. 68101.
University of Nebraska (Lincoln)
Operates Project Retrieve, which is designed for women college
graduates whose family responsibilities have lessened and who
are interested in returning to professional employment. The
project enables 10 women between the ages of 30 and 50 to
receive specialized counseling, advanced study, and placement
assistance as well as a $1,000 stipend from the University of
Nebraska Foundation to cover such costs as tuition, fees, and
books.
Contact for information: Dr. Benjamin W. McCashland, Assistant Dean, Graduate College, University of Nebraska, Lincoln,
Nebr. 68508.
Leaflet is available.
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Rivier College (Nashua)
Offers adult women a variety of courses that they may take on
either a credit or noncredit basis. Permits part- or full-time
enrollment in the undergraduate program and a part-time study
schedule for graduates.
Contact for information: Sister M. Claire, Dean, Rivier College,
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Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, Rutherford, Teaneck)
Pifovides a 1-year program leading to a master of arts in teaching
for academically gifted college graduates who need not have
previous study in education. The program combines study in
the liberal arts and sciences with practice teaching under the
supervision of "master teachers" and includes up to $3,000 in
financial assistance.
Contact for information: Mr. Richard W. Holub, Director,
Master of Arts in Teaching Program, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J. 07666.
Booklet is available.
Middlesex County College (Edison)
Has developed a 1-year college credit program, Job Horizons for
Women, to provide mature women with clerical retraining and
to build self-confidence. Schedules courses in business subjects,
communications, and social sciences at times convenient for
mothers of school-age children. Also offers counseling and
guidance in job placement.
Contact for information: Mrs. Anita E. Voorhees, Coordinator,
Job Horizons for Women, Middlesex County College, Edison,
N.J. 08817.
Leaflet is available.
Rutgers, The State University (New Brunswick)
Conducts a Retraining Program in Mathematics and Science that
offers morning and early afternoon courses in the review and
updating of mathematics and science, the teaching of the new
mathematics, computer programing, and statistics. The program, which includes professional counseling and guidance in
job placement, is geared especially to the needs of housewives
who wish to prepare for teaching or for mathematical work in
industry. Courses are offered also in Newark.
Contact for information: Dr. Miriam L. Yevick, Director,
Retraining Program, Rutgers University, 137 Church Street, New
Brunswick, N.J. 08901.
Leaflet is available.
Conducts, through the University Extension Division, a Continuing Education Program for Nurses in cooperation with the
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Rutgers College of Nursing; social welfare extension courses in
cooperation with the Graduate School of Social Work; and an
evening nond'egree program of individual courses and sequential courses leading to certificates.
Contact for information: Dean, University Extension Division,
Rutgers University, 77 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick,
N.J. 08903.
Set on Hall University (East Orange)
Offers to selected graduates of accredited colleges who wish to
become teachers in elementary or secondary schools a graduate
course of study leading to a New Jersey teaching certificate and
the master of arts degree in elementary or secondary education.
Students may enroll on a part-time basis and complete courses
in the evening.
Contact for information: Dr. John H. Callan, Dean of the
School of Education, Seton Hall University, East Orange,
N.J. 07079.
Booklet is available.
NEW MEXICO
College of the Southwest (Hobbs)
Assists women college graduates to obtain a teaching certificate
in New Mexico by arranging course schedules that take into
consideration their home or work responsibilities. Provides
summer workshops in the field of special education.
Contact for information: Mrs. Inez Livergood, Registrar, College of the Southwest, Hobbs, N. Mex. 88240.
NEW YORK*
Bank Street College of Education (New York)
Offers a graduate program in teacher education that permits
adult women to adapt their study schedules to home responsibilities and that enables qualified students to engage in
supervised teaching with full-time pay after their first semester.
Also offers, in cooperation with Sarah Lawrence College, a
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3-year part-time program leading to a degree of master of arts in
guidance and certification as a school counselor.
Contact for information: Dean of the Faculties, Bank Street
College of Education, 216 West 14th Street, New York,
N.Y. 10011.
Information sheet is available.
Barnard College (New York)
Does not charge tuition to its alumnae who return to take any
of the regular courses offered. Sponsors the Barnard College
Community Service Workshop, which is open to women who
have attended any accredited college. Two 12-session workshops are offered, beginning in September and February, as well
as a 3-day Residential Workshop, which is held in May and is
followed by four weekly sessions. Both types of workshops
provide information about occupational fields, employment
counseling, guidance to continuing education, and placement in
community service jobs.
Contact for information: Mrs. Carol H. Stix, Director, Barnard
College Community Service Workshop, Barnard College, 606
West 120th Street, New York, N.Y. 10027.
Brochure is available.
Bennett College (Millbrook)
Conducts a noncredit seminar in philosophy two afternoons a
week for women of the community and holds occasional
evening seminars in American social problems.
Contact for information: Office of the President, Bennett
College, Millbrook, N.Y. 12545.
Brooklyn College (New York)
Offers a Special Baccalaureate Program that allows individual
pace of study, independent study, and tutorial assistance and
grants academic credit for life experience. Admits selected
college graduates to a program that prepares them to teach in
elementary schools in disadvantaged areas.
Contact for information about the special baccalaureate program: Dean Bernard H. Stern, School of General Studies.
Contact for information about the disadvantaged program: Professor Helen Brell, Department of Education, Brooklyn
College, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11210.
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Broome Technical Community College (Binghamton)
Provides a workshop on Job Horizons for Women and a
workshop on Local Opportunities for Substitute Teaching as
well as an Office Procedures Workshop.
Contact for information: Job Horizons for Women, Extension
Division, Broome Technical Community College, Binghamton,
N.Y. 13902.
Leaflets are available.
Columbia University (New York)
Conducts a New Careers Program for persons who have held
responsible positions in the business world and wish to change
to a nonprofit, service-oriented field such as teaching, library
work, hospital administration, or social work. Has available New
Career Fellowships, which provide limited financial assistance
for a year of full-time study at a division of the university.
Contact for information: New Careers Office, School of General Studies, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. 10027.
Brochure is available.
Hofstra University (Hempstead)
Offers each year two 10-week workshops, Career Horizons for
Women, which provide women who have had some college
education such services as group guidance and counseling as well
as information about educational and employment opportunities and about the world of work in relation to family
responsibilities and individual needs. Permits adult women to
attend daytime classes as part-time students. Also offers a new
course in social science research techniques to women who are
at least 25 years of age, have at least 2 years of college, and are
members of a nonprofit civic organization.
Contact for information: Dr. Leonard Brickman, Institute for
Community Education, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.
11550.
Descriptive material is available.
Hudson Valley Community College (Troy)
Offers Mature Returning Students (MRS), a program that is
geared to the hours and training needs of women who wish to
train or retrain for employment. Program offerings include
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degree program, and the first 2 years of a liberal arts program
that may be pursued on a part-time basis.
Contact for information: Mrs. Selma S. Axelrod, Coordinator
of Women's Programs, Hudson Valley Community College,
Troy, N.Y. 12180.
Leaflets are available.
Jamestown Community College (Jamestown)
Provides, especially for adult women, several courses that are
scheduled one evening a week. Has offered a Substitute Teaching
Seminar in cooperation with the local chapter of the American
Association of University Women and a course in Better
Business Communication for Office Personnel in cooperation
with the local chapter of the National Secretaries Association.
Contact for information: Mr. Robert J. Pascuillo, Director of
Continuing Education Department, Jamestown Community
College, Jamestown, N.Y. 14701.
Keuka College (Keuka Park)
Encourages mature women to complete requirements for a
college degree by providing guidance and financial aid and
permitting part-time enrollment.
Contact for information: Mrs. Beulah C. Compton, Dean of the
College, Keuka College, Keuka Park, N.Y. 14478.
Long Island University (Brookville)
Provides individual counseling, program planning assistance, and
classes scheduled at hours convenient for adult women in degree
and nondegree courses, including special sections of English,
philosophy, mathematics, and art. Also operates the New York
State Teacher Reserve Center, which enables college graduates
to work toward a teaching certificate on a part- or full-time
basis and arranges refresher courses for certified teachers. The
teacher reserve program includes educational guidance for
mature women and assistance in obtaining part-time jobs.
Contact for information about the general program: Miss Ruth
Norton, Director, Center for Adult Studies. Contact for
information about the teacher program: Dr. Rita L. Stafford,
Regional Director, Teacher Reserve Center, Graduate School of
Education, Long Island University, Brookville, N.Y. 11548.
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Nassau Community College (Garden City)
Conducts a Mature Adult Program of part- and full-time study
for women and men 25 years of age and over who are beginning
or continuing a college education. Program includes individual
advisement and counseling; special registration for classes at
hours that fit the individual student's needs; orientation
sessions; tutorial classes in selected subjects; and communitywide seminars designed to explore career opportunities for
prospective 2-year college graduates.
Contact for information: Mrs. Marjorie Raab, Senior Counselor, Nassau Community College, Stewart Avenue, Garden
City, N.Y. 11533.
Leaflet is available.
New School for Social Research (New York)
Offers, through its Human Relations Center, a daytime program
for adults, including multidisciplinary courses in psychology,
sociology, philosophy, history, current affairs, and ethics.
Program includes noncredit courses in Planning for Work and
Study and in Volunteer Training for subprofessional assistants.
A certificate program is also available for those who wish to
refurbish skills in academic fields and self-discipline.
Contact for information: Mrs. Ruth Van Doren, Director,
Human Relations Center, New School for Social Research, 66
West 12th Street, New York, N.Y. 10011.
Booklet is available.
New York Medical College (New York)
Conducts an approved psychiatric residency for married women
medical doctors, in which their work and study schedules and
residence requirements are adjusted to their home needs. This
training program will make the candidate eligible to take
examinations leading to certification by the American Board of
Psychiatry and Neurology.
Contact for information: Dr. Alfred M. Freedman, Department
of Psychiatry, New York Medical College, Flower and Fifth
Avenue Hospitals, 5 East 102d Street, New York, N.Y. 10029.
New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations (Albany)
Conducts a seminar in Managerial Development for Women that
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Contact for information: Mr. William A. Toomey, Jr., Conference Chairman, New York State School of Industrial and
Labor Relations, 11 North Pearl Street, Albany, N.Y. 12207.
Leaflet is available.
New York University (New York)
Offers a Women's Law Class and conducts discussion programs
and lecture courses in about 65 suburban locations.
Contact for information: Professor Henry Sellin or Assistant
Dean Stanley Gabor, New York University, Washington Square,
New York, N.Y. 10003.
Conducted during the summer of 1967, in cooperation with the
Board of Education of the City of New York, a tuition-free
intensified study program that enabled college graduates to
prepare for teaching in the New York City public school
system.
Contact for information: Mr. Joseph A. Mandina, Project
Director, Board of Education, 110 Livingston Street, Brooklyn,
N.Y. 11201.
New York University (White Plains)
Operates, especially for women, a part-time program during the
day that leads to a master's degree in social work or in early
childhood and elementary education.
Contact for information: Mr. Louis S. Bershen, Director,
Westchester Project, New York University, Washington Square,
New York, N.Y. 10003.
Progress report is available.
Operates a Career Information and Planning Service for Women
that is open to all women without charge and provides
information about paid and unpaid employment opportunities
and about educational programs in the New York metropolitan
area.
Contact for information: The Career Service, New York University, 200 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains, N.Y. 10605.
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Orange County Community College (Middletown)
Conducts a Woman's Program, which offers individual counseling and a variety of noncredit and credit courses that are
block-scheduled once a week during the daytime.
Contact for information: Miss Helen T. Clarke, Coordinator,
Woman's Program, Orange County Community College, Middletown, N.Y. 10940.
Pace College (New York)
Permits adult women to pursue their studies toward a degree on
a part- or full-time basis during convenient daytime hours.
Offers individual counseling and guidance. Schedules courses in
downtown New York City and also at Pleasantville in Westchester County.
Contact for information: Dr. Rhea R. Riso, Director of
Counseling Services, Pace College, 41 Park Row, New York,
N.Y. 10038.
Leaflet is available.
Queensborough Community College (Bayside)
Offers adult women special career counseling, the opportunity
to enroll on a part-time basis, and special courses in secretarial
studies leading to certification as a school secretary with the
New York City Board of Education.
Contact for information: Mr. George Alterman, Dean of
Evening and General Studies, Queensborough Community
College, Bayside, N.Y. 11364.
Rosary Hill College (Buffalo)
Encourages adult women to work toward a degree by permitting part-time enrollment. Does not charge tuition to alumnae
for any college course they wish to take.
Contact for information: Sister Marita, O.S.F., Vice President
and Academic Dean, Rosary Hill College, 4380 Main Street,
Buffalo, N.Y. 14226.
St. Joseph's College for Women (New York)
Conducts a Program for Continuing Education that permits
adult women to enroll in a part-time study program of credit
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Contact for information: Sister John Baptist, Academic Dean,
St. Joseph's College for Women, 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn,
N.Y. 11205.
Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville)
Operates the Center for Continuing Education and Community
Studies, which provides educational counseling and coordinates
(1) special courses and a part-time study program for women
who left college before graduation, (2) a graduate program
designed on an individual basis and leading to a master's degree,
and (3) part-time study programs that have been arranged with
cooperating institutions, are located initially in Westchester
County, and lead to a master's degree in social work, library
science, early childhood and elementary education, or guidance.
The Institute for Community Studies at the Center carries out
research projects and develops programs in cooperation with
local groups.
Contact for information: Mr. Bert James Loewenberg, Director, Center for Continuing Education and Community Studies,
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y. 10708.
Booklet and progress report are available.
State University Agricultural and Technical College (Farmingdale)
Conducts a 15-session noncredit workshop, Gateway to Careers,
which provides adult women with information about opportunities for continuing education, employment, and volunteer
work. The course helps women appraise their aptitudes and
abilities, reestablish self-confidence, and learn job search techniques. Other special offerings for women include leadership
training for women's programs; a workshop covering discussion
techniques; an orientation and training program for women
with limited education, skills, and income; a teacher-aide
training program; a gericare-aide training program; training for
instructors of advanced sewing and tailoring; and training for
school lunchroom management. Also operates an Educational
Programs Information Center for Long Island (EPIC).
Contact for information: Mrs. Sylvia R. Kaplan, Assistant Dean
of Evening College, State University Agricultural and Technical
College, Farmingdale, N.Y. 11735.
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State University of New York (Albany)
Provides counseling s e r v i c e s and permits enrollment in the
College of General Studies on a credit or noncredit basis with
possible transfer of credits to other colleges of the university.
Arranges television courses through the University of the Air.
Contact for information: Mr. Irving A. Verschoor, Dean, State
University of New York, Albany, N.Y. 12203.
Sullivan County Community College (South Fallsburg)
Encourages adult women to return to college by assisting them
in arranging programs to suit their individual needs. Offers a
pilot program to train mental health assistants.
Contact for information: Office of the President, Sullivan
County Community College, South Fallsburg, N.Y. 12779.
Syracuse University (Syracuse)
Operates a Center for the Continuing Education of Women that
provides academic counseling and information about part-time
study opportunities, admission requirements, financial arrangements, proficiency examinations, and advanced placement. The
staff of the Center works with others in the university to develop graduate programs for women in education, social work,
nursing, and home economics. Special programs include an
Institute for Teacher Re-entry (for holders of teaching certificates who wish to return to part-time elementary teaching),
Mid-Career Training for Teaching (for college graduates who
wish to obtain a teaching certificate in elementary education),
and Mid-Career Program in Child Development and Education
(for college graduates who want to engage in part-time study of
early childhood education).
Contact for information: Mrs. Mary Iversen, Program Administrator, University College, 610 East Fayette Street, Syracuse,
N.Y. 13202.
Leaflets are available.
University of Rochester (Rochester)
Conducts for 10 weeks during the fall semester an afternoon
lecture series on cultural subjects.
Contact for information: Miss Anne Ludlow, Assistant Dean,
University of Rochester, River Campus Station, Rochester,
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Vassar College (Poughkeepsie)
Permits married women to enroll in a part-time study program
focused toward a baccalaureate degree, but requires former
students of other colleges who have been out of school quite a
while to take a few courses before being accepted into the
degree program.
Contact for information: Dean of Studies, Vassar College,
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601.
Yeshiva University (New York)
Assists adult women in adjusting academic schedules to home
and work obligations. Permits a limited number of women
candidates for the degree of master of social work to complete
degree requirements in 5 years instead of the usual 2 years of
full-time study.
Contact for information: Mr. Morris Silverman, Registrar,
Yeshiva University, Amsterdam Avenue and 186th Street, New
York, N.Y. 10033.

NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville-Biltmore College (Asheville)
Offers two lecture-discussion courses on contemporary subjects
on a weekly basis during the spring semester.
Contact for information: Mr. W. W. Kaempfer, Dean of the
Faculty, Asheville-Biltmore College, Asheville, N.C. 28801.
Queens College (Charlotte)
Conducts, primarily for adult women, a daytime program of
noncredit college-level courses in numerous liberal arts disciplines. Helps individual women to progress at their own pace
by encouraging them to do independent study with tutorial
guidance in addition to classroom work.
Contact for information: Mr. Robert W. Shaw, Director,
Department of Adult Education, Queens College, 1900 Selwyn
Avenue, Charlotte, N.C. 28207.
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University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Provides at its Guidance and Testing Center a counselor who is
specifically trained in giving educational and vocational counseling services to mature women. Also includes in its occupational information library a large section pertaining to women's
life and education.
Contact for information: Guidance and Testing Center, 019
Peabody Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
N.C. 27514.
NORTH DAKOTA
Mary College (Bismarck)
Offers several programs of special interest to mature women,
including programs whereby registered nurses may complete
requirements for a degree and teachers with a standard
certificate may complete their elementary education program.
Contact for information: Sister Brigid, O.S.B., Registrar, Mary
College, Apple Creek Road, Bismarck, N.Dak. 58501.

OHIO*
Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland)
Operates a counseling and information service for women who
wish to continue their education, evaluate their career goals, or
engage in meaningful volunteer work.
Contact for information: Miss Lynn Holl, Director, Project
EVE, Cuyahoga Community College, 626 Huron Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.
Defiance College (Defiance)
Encourages mature women to continue their education by
admitting on the basis of test scores, mature women who do not
have a high school diploma. Operates a nonmatriculated
program that allows them to complete almost a full year of
college work before academic testing or submission of academic
credentials is required. Also provides, on request, aptitude
testing and vocational and educational guidance.
* See appendix B for additional services.

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Contact for information: Mr. Gerald E. Mallott, Registrar,
Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio 43512.
Kent State University (Kent)
Operates the Kent Plan for Graduate Women, which provides
educational counseling; supplies information on professional,
civic, and related matters; and offers programs of study
designed to meet the special needs of women graduates.
Contact for information: Mrs. Janet G. Kimball, The Graduate
School, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 44240.
Leaflet is available.
Lake Erie College (Painesville)
Offers a variety of undergraduate and noncredit vocational
courses scheduled to suit the needs of adult women. Enrollment
may be on a part-time basis.
Contact for information: Office of the President, Lake Erie
College, Painesville, Ohio 44077.
Miami University (Middletown)
Encourages mature women to continue their education in the
regular evening program or with noncredit courses offered both
in the daytime and evening.
Contact for information: Mrs. Clare A. Easton, Assistant to the
Director, Miami University, 4200 Manchester Road, Middletown, Ohio 45042.
Ohio State University (Columbus)
Provides, through its Continuing Education for Women project,
educational counseling for mature women as well as noncredit
lecture-seminars and special residential workshops. Adult
women may enroll in a part-time study program or as special
students in the regular program.
Contact for information: Dr. Robert W. McCormick, Division
of Continuing Education, Ohio State University, 109 Administ r a t i o n Building, 190 North Oval Drive, Columbus,
Ohio 43210.
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Ohio University (Athens)
Conducts a summer workshop for house mothers and house
directors.
Contact for information: Miss Margaret Deppen, Associate
Dean of Students, McGuffey Hall, Ohio University, Athens,
Ohio 45701.
Leaflet is available.
University of Akron (Akron)
Offers, during 10 weekly sessions, a course, Opportunities for
Women: Plan for the Second Half of Your Life, which covers
general appraisal of individual talents, work requirements, and
job opportunities. Also permits both undergraduate and graduate students to enroll on a part-time basis.
Contact for information: Mrs. Kathryn Hunter, Coordinator of
Special Programs for Women, University of Akron, 302 East
Buchtel Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44304.
Leaflet is available.
University of Dayton (Dayton)
Offers noncredit courses during the daytime and evening in a
variety of liberal arts subjects, such as Contemporary Civilization, and vocationally oriented subjects, such as Computer
Concepts. Encourages adult women to enroll in credit programs,
at both graduate and undergraduate levels, on a part-time basis.
Contact for information: Miss Nora Duffy, University of
Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 45409.
Ursuline College for Women (Cleveland)
Permits qualified women to take courses for credit or audit.
During their first term, they are usually admitted as special
students and later are transferred to a degree program as
full-time students. Also schedules art and home economics
courses designed especially for adult women and offered on a
noncredit basis.
Contact for information: Sister James Therese, Academic
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Western Reserve University (Cleveland)
Presents, in cooperation with the Women's Association of
Cleveland College, a daytime lecture series and an evening
Living Room Learning class which provide lectures and discussions on topics of current interest.
Contact for information: Mrs. Prudence Randall, Flora Stone
Mather College Alumnae Association, Western Reserve University, 11220 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.
Leaflet is available.
OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City)
Conducts the Mothers Return to School Institute, which
provides counseling services and educational information for
mothers who wish to start or return to college.
Contact for information: Mrs. Mildred Rickard, Department of
Education, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City,
Okla. 73106.
University of Oklahoma (Norman)
Enables adults to work toward a bachelor of liberal studies
degree, proceeding at their own pace with independent study
and with only short periods of residence. The program includes
seminars in broad areas of study and special examinations that
measure knowledge acquired through earlier education or
experience.
Contact for information: College of Continuing Education,
University of Oklahoma, 1700 Asp Avenue, Norman, Okla.
73069.
Brochure is available.

OREGON*
Oregon College of Education (Monmouth)
Conducts Cultural Lectures for Women, a series which features
professors from various departments in the college.
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Contact for information: Mr. Kenneth Waldroff, Head, Monmouth Center, Oregon College of Education, Monmouth,
Oreg. 97361.
Oregon State University (Corvallis)
Provides special counseling and advisory services for adults,
encouraging them to continue or begin study toward a degree.
Conducts a summer workshop for housemothers and professionally trained residence personnel on a 3-year rotating basis
with the University of California at Berkeley and the University
of Washington.
Contact for information: Dr. Jo Anne Johnson, Dean of
Women, 114 Bexell Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis,
Oreg. 97331.
Portland Community College (Portland)
Offers an evening course in Career Horizons for mature women
who are interested in entering or reentering the world of work.
The course is scheduled on a weekly basis for 10 weeks. Class
sessions include such aspects as counseling, testing, selfappraisal, consideration of home and work schedules, and
occupational information.
Contact for information: Mrs. Commery Warrell, Chairman,
Home Economics Department, Portland Community College,
049 SW. Porter Street, Portland, Oreg. 97201.
Leaflet is available.
University of Oregon (Eugene)
Permits mature women to enroll without formal admission and
matriculation requirements. Also offers two special lecture
series each term for women.
Contact for information: Mr. Thomas L. Dahle, Center Head,
Office of Continuing Education, University of Oregon, Eugene,
Oreg. 97403.
PENNSYLVANIA
Albright College (Reading)
Offers, especially for women, Man's Search for Meaning, a
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Contact for information: Mr. Samuel B. Shirk, Director of
Admissions, Albright College, Reading, Pa. 19604.
Beaver College (Glenside)
Encourages mature women to continue or begin their undergraduate education on a full- or part-time basis by exempting
them from College Board examinations, by providing course
credits through proficiency examinations, and by accepting
credit for courses completed with a grade C or better at
accredited colleges. Provides a special counselor for mature
women as well as access to regular vocational guidance and
placement services of the college.
Contact for information: Mrs. Charles LeClair, Dean of the
College, Beaver College, Glenside, Pa. 19038.
Bucks County Community College (Newtown)
Permits adult women to enroll on a part- or full-time basis,
fulfill some course requirements through evaluation of previous
experience, participate in special orientation sessions, have
access to specific academic advisers, and join the Onzean Club
(especially organized for women).
Contact for information: Office of the President, Bucks County
Community College, Newtown, Pa. 18940.
Cedar Crest College (Allentown)
provides special services for adult women by arranging programs
for those who discontinued their college work before graduating
or who graduated and wish the additional preparation needed to
teach.
Contact for information: Office of the President, Cedar Crest
College, Allentown, Pa. 18104.
Margaret Morrison Carnegie College, Carnegie Institute of Technology (Pittsburgh)
Provides counseling, educational information, and professional
preparation to mature women who plan to seek employment.
Contact for information: Dean, Margaret Morrison Carnegie
College, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.
Moore College of Art (Philadelphia)
Conducts a special program for women who wish to resume
their education or reestablish themselves in the fine arts or
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professional arts. Permits enrollment on a part-time basis in a
degree or nondegree program. For mature students, the required
portfolio of artwork may include examples of art in which they
have become proficient during their years out of school.
Contact for information: Miss Holly Draper, Director of
Continuing Education, Moore College of Art, 20th and Race
Streets, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103.
Booklet is available.
Pennsylvania State University (University Park)
Offers each spring a Management Program for Women Executives to provide better understanding of advanced management
principles. Encourages adult women to enroll in the many credit
and noncredit courses offered in about 100 communities
throughout the State.
Contact for information about the management program: Dr.
Earl Strong, Director, 120 Boucke Building, Pennsylvania State
University, University Park, Pa. 16802.
Brochure is available.
Temple University (Philadelphia)
Operates a Continuing Education Plan that permits adult
women to enroll on a part- or full-time basis, to fulfill some
course requirements through evaluation of previous experience,
to participate in special orientation sessions, to be assigned
specific academic advisers, and to join the Encore Club, an
organization for adult women.
Contact for information: Miss Lucile M. Scheuer, Dean of
Women, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. 19122.
Booklet is available.
University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
Conducts a Program of Continuing Education for Women that
provides for educational counseling and enrollment on a
part-time basis in either undergraduate or graduate programs.
Accepts applicants on the basis of intellectual curiosity,
enthusiasm for study, and ability to do college work.
Contact for information: Mrs. Virginia K. Henderson, Director,
Continuing Education for Women, 119 Bennett Hall, University
of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104.
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University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh)
Permits women over 30 years of age with a high school diploma
or equivalent education to enroll, without taking College Board
examinations, for as few as 6 credit hours during the day or 3
credit hours at night and to disregard the requirement that
credits needed for a bachelor's degree be accumulated in 7
years. Provides, through its Office of Continuing Education for
Women, special counseling services and orientation lectures on
such subjects as study and reading techniques. Makes special
effort to adjust academic schedules to each woman's home,
family, or work obligations. Allows for part-time study in some
graduate programs, such as in the School of Social Work.
Contact for information: Mrs. Hibberd V. B. Kline, Jr.,
Director, Continuing Education for Women, University of
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.
RHODE ISLAND
University of Rhode Island (Providence)
Offers, through its Division of University Extension, daytime
courses that are designed primarily for mature women seeking a
career outside the home and that lead to the degree of bachelor
of arts in English or bachelor of science in home economics.
Daytime courses that are interchangeable with similar evening
courses are scheduled in the morning when school-age children
of the women students are in school.
Contact for information: Dr. Hollis B. Farnum, University of
Rhode Island Extension Division, Promenade and Gaspee
Streets, Providence, R.I. 02908.
TENNESSEE
Memphis Academy of Arts (Memphis)
Offers special daytime studio classes in fine arts designed
primarily for mature women who wish to work for college
credit or just pleasure. Also permits mature women to enroll in
academic classes and lecture courses in art history and literature
on either a credit or an audit basis.
Contact for information: Mrs. Phyllis A. Tickle, Dean of
Humanities, Memphis Academy of Arts, Overton Park,
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Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro)
Encourages mature women to continue their education by
permitting them to audit courses as special students, accepting
credits transferred from other colleges, and arranging class
schedules during evenings, Saturdays, and certain days of the
week.
Contact for information: Mr. Howard Kirksey, Dean of
Faculty, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro,
Tenn. 37130.
University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
Offers through the College of Home Economics, short courses,
workshops, and off-campus courses during the daytime and
evening for women who wish retraining in or updating of
various home economics subjects. Arranges individual programs
of graduate study, including off-campus courses.
Contact for information: Dr. Margaret Perry, Assistant to the
Dean, College of Home Economics, University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, Tenn. 37916.
TEXAS
Incarnate Word College (San Antonio)
Permits adult women to enroll on a part- or full-time basis as
degree candidates or auditors. May admit after individual
consideration those who have not completed an approved
secondary program. Schedules late afternoon, evening, and
Saturday classes. Offers refresher courses, institutes, and workshops for teachers and nurses. Grants a reduction in tuition to
alumnae who return for graduate work.
Contact for information: Sister M. Clement, Dean, Incarnate
Word College, San Antonio, Tex. 78209.
Navarro Junior College (Corsicana)
Provides counseling, aptitude testing, financial aid, and information about college courses and job opportunities to adult
women who wish to continue their education. Permits adult
women to enroll on a part- or full-time basis in a variety of
courses offered during the daytime and evening.
Contact for information: Mrs. W. B. Herrington, Director of
Guidance, Navarro Junior College, Corsicana, Tex. 75110.




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Southern Methodist University (Dallas)
Conducts annually a Management Seminar for Women Executives that emphasizes the woman's point of view in human
relations and work management as well as management philosophy and techniques. Offers University Lectures for Women
during morning hours and plans to extend into a short course a
fall 1967 conference on The Husbandless Home. Welcomes
adult women to degree programs on a full- or part-time basis.
Contact for information: Mrs. Mary E. Miller, Director of
Continuing Education, Box 1099, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex. 75222.
Brochure is available.
University of Houston (Houston)
Offers a variety of courses, workshops, and institutes of special
interest to adult women.
Contact for information: Mr. James C. Taylor, Dean, Downtown School, University of Houston, 925 Caroline Street,
Houston, Tex. 77002.
University of St. Thomas (Houston)
The Art Department offers in the evening a series of public
lectures on a wide range of subjects in art and encourages adults
to audit its daytime courses in art history by making them
tuition free to members of Art Associates, its community
program.
Contact for information: Art Department, University of St.
Thomas, 3812 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, Tex. 77006.
Brochure is available.
UTAH
University of Utah (Salt Lake City)
Offers, through the Division of Continuing Education, specialized guidance services for adult women who wish to begin or
return to college. Provides adult women with a variety of
courses in business, creative homemaking, and personal perspective, scheduled during the early afternoon or evening. Also
arranges conferences and provides consultative services for
women's groups and other organizations.
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Contact for information: Mrs. Esther R. Landa, Director,
Women's Programs, Division of Continuing Education, University of Utah, Post Office Box 200, Salt Lake City,
Utah 84110.
Leaflet is available.
Utah State University (Logan)
Offers, through the College of Family Life or the Extension
Service, various courses and workshops of special interest to
adult women, covering such subjects as personality development, homemaking education, and school lunch operation.
Contact for information: Miss Phyllis R. Snow, Dean, College
of Family Life, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84321.
VERMONT
Bennington College (Bennington)
Offers primarily for alumnae but also for women graduates of
other colleges a 2-week Summer Seminar that consists of
lectures, discussions, and individual study of contemporary
subjects. Husbands are invited to participate and school-age
children are provided a semistructured program during the day.
Contact for information: Mr. Lionel Nowak, Director, Summer
Program, Bennington College, Bennington, Vt. 05201.
Information sheets are available.
Goddard College (Plainfield)
Conducts an Adult Degree Program for men and women at least
26 years of age who have not graduated from college. Two-week
resident seminars with lectures and discussions are alternated
with 6-month periods of independent study carried on at home
and supervised through correspondence with faculty. Permits
adults 26 years of age and over who live within commuting
distance to enroll in the undergraduate program on a full- or
part-time basis. If credit toward a degree is not desired, the cost
is one-half the usual amount.
Contact for information about the degree program: Mr. Wilfrid
Hamlin, Dean of the Adult Degree Program. Contact for
information about the courses for local adults: Mrs. Beverly B.
Cassara, Director of Adult Education, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vt. 05667.
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Mary Baldwin College (Staunton)
Provides educational counseling services for mature women who
want to work toward a baccalaureate degree, and permits
alumnae to audit courses without charge.
Contact for information: Dean Martha S. Grafton, Mary
Baldwin College, Staunton, Va. 24401.
Medical College of Virginia (Richmond)
Schedules numerous courses, workshops, and institutes to help
both practicing and inactive registered nurses update their
knowledge and skills. Also offers a bachelor of science degree
program for registered nurses who are graduates of diploma or
associate degree programs.
Contact for information: Miss Betty H. Gwaltney, Director,
Continuing Education, School of Nursing, Medical College of
Virginia, Broad and 12th Streets, Richmond, Va. 23219.
University of Virginia, Northern Virginia Center (Arlington)
Offers during the daytime and evening noncredit studydiscussion seminars designed to provide adult women with
information about a variety of cultural and current subjects.
The seminars are offered at low tuition on a weekly basis for
8-week periods in the fall and spring. Counseling services and
daytime scheduling of credit courses have been expanded to
meet the needs of housewives returning to school. Also offers
special courses to bring registered nurses up to date on new
developments in medicine.
Contact for information about the seminars: Mrs. Dorsey
Baynham. Contact for information about credit courses: Mrs.
Elise Dobson, Northern Virginia Center, University of Virginia,
1008 North Randolph Street, Arlington, Va. 22201.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Blacksburg)
Offers refresher courses in clothing, textiles, and nutrition in
Abingdon, Fairfax, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Roanoke for
home economists who wish to return to work. Offers special
courses in various areas of interest to adult women.
Contact for information: Mr. William C. Burleson, Jr., Director,
Division of Information Services, Virginia Polytechnic Institute,
Blacksburg, Va. 24061.
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Highline College (Midway)
Provides, especially for adult women, refresher courses in
nursing and secretarial work.
Contact for information: Miss Shirley B. Gordon, Dean of
Instruction, Highline College, Midway, Wash. 98031.
Spokane Community College (Spokane)
Offers an 8-week refresher course for professional nurses in
cooperation with the Inland Empire Nurses Association.
Contact for information: Mrs. Helen Owen, Spokane Community College, 3403 East Mission Avenue, Spokane,
Wash. 99202.
University of Washington (Seattle)
Offers a noncredit workshop, Decision Is Destiny, which
provides educational and vocational counseling and guidance to
adult women during daytime hours preparatory to employment,
volunteer work, or enrollment in a regular university or college
program. Offers a series of noncredit daytime courses at an
off-campus center for women. In addition, the university's
regular program includes two orientation sessions for returnees
and makes financial aid available. Also conducts a summer
workshop for housemothers and professionally trained residence personnel on a 3-year rotating basis with the University
of California at Berkeley and Oregon State University.
Contact for information: Mrs. Dorothy R. Strawn, Dean of
Women and Associate Dean of Students, 333 Student Union
Building, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash. 98105.
Leaflet is available.
WISCONSIN
Alverno College (Milwaukee)
Conducts a degree program for adult women which includes
introductory courses to establish college readiness. Provides
special counseling services, administration of a high school
equivalency test if necessary, and vocational interest and
aptitude testing. Also offers a 10-session Workshop for Women
to help adult women discover and increase their potential for
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Corftact for information: Sister Agnes Pertzborn, Director,
Continuing Education, Alverno College, 3401 South 39th
Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 53215.
Flyer is available.
Marquette University (Milwaukee)
Offers adult women various courses, both cultural and vocational in nature, scheduled during the daytime and evening and
available at off-campus locations as well as on campus.
Contact for information: Mr. Gerald W. Mullins, Assistant
Director of Continuing Education, Marquette University, 617
North 13th Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 53233.
University of Wisconsin (Madison)
Provides special services for mature women, including educational counseling, scholarships for mature women interested in
graduate work leading to a doctoral degree and in utilizing their
advanced education, and a job placement clearinghouse. Conducts research on educational needs of mature women. Brochure is available.
Contact for information: Dr. Kathryn F. Clarenbach, Director,
University Education of Women, University of Wisconsin,
Madison, Wis. 53706.
Offers Season for Learning lecture courses covering a wide range
of topics, including computer programing.
Contact for information: Mrs. Constance F. Threinen, Continuing Education for Women, University Extension, 432 North
Lake Street, Madison, Wis. 53706.
University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee)
Provides mature women with educational counseling services
and scholarships, and schedules classes especially for women
during daytime hours. Assigns professors for study groups in
off-campus seminars. Also provides consulting services for
workshops and other projects.
Contact for information: Miss Dorothy Miniace, Coordinator,
Continuing Education for Women, University of WisconsinMilwaukee, Milwaukee, Wis. 53201.
Brochures are available.

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Wisconsin State University (Eau Claire)
Encourages adult women to continue their education by
scheduling numerous classes at times which meet their needs.
Also offers a master of arts in teaching program for liberal arts
graduates.
Contact for information: Mr. Louis E. Slock, Director of
Extension, Wisconsin State University, Eau Claire, Wis. 54701.
Wisconsin State University (Oshkosh)
Offers adult women counseling and placement services and
noncredit seminars and workshops as well as a variety of courses
both on and off campus.
Contact for information: Mr. Harold D. Crouse, Director,
Division of Extended Services, Wisconsin State University,
Oshkosh, Wis. 54901.
Wisconsin State University (Platteville)
Offers individual counseling to women who desire to start or
resume their college education.
Contact for information: Mrs. Rosamond Risser Jones, Dean of
Women, W isconsin State University-Platteville,Platte ville,
Wis. 53818.
Wisconsin State University (Stevens Point)
Provides, through its Division of Extended Services, various
credit and noncredit courses slanted toward the needs of adult
women in the area. Classes are held both on campus and off
campus and are scheduled at any time during the daytime or
evening or on Saturday as needed.
Contact for information: Mr. Orland E. Radke, Director of
Extended Services, Wisconsin State University, Stevens Point,
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APPENDIX B
Related Services or Programs for Adult Women, by State
A Partial List of Miscellaneous Organizations That Offer
Related Services or Programs
Designed Primarily for Adult Women
Special services and programs designed for adult women are
being set up not only by colleges and universities but also by a
variety of other organizations, such as high schools, State or local
government agencies, women's organizations, and community associations. Numerous programs illustrative of this new development
are described briefly in this appendix. They indicate the kinds of
special services requested by mature women and the activities they
have stimulated. The following list is admittedly a partial one, since
it is not based on a comprehensive survey.
NATIONAL COVERAGE
Altrusa International Foundation
Offers Founders Fund Vocational Aid Awards of $50 to $350
to women of all ages who need to work but lack the funds
necessary to help them qualify for employment. Awards are
given for such purposes as job training or retraining, purchase of
wage-earning equipment, and personal rehabilitation. Applications for awards are submitted to the foundation by local
Altrusa Clubs.
Contact for information: The president of the local Altrusa
Club or Chairman, Founders Fund Vocational Aid Awards
Committee, Altrusa International Foundation, 332 South
Michigan Avenue, Chicago, 111. 60604.
Leaflet is available.
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American Association of University Women
Conducts the College Faculty Program, which provides tuition
grants and stipends to college women 35 years of age and over
in certain States for full-time graduate study that will qualify
them for teaching, administrative, or research positions in
colleges and universities. The award program operates in nine
States (Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington), and only women
living in these States are eligible to participate.
Contact for information: Local chapters of the AAUW in the
nine States named above or Mrs. Dorothy S. Abramson,
Director of Development, American Association of University
Women, 2401 Virginia Avenue NW., Washington, D.C. 20037.
Brochure is available.
Association for Women's Active Return to Education (A.W.A.R.E.)
Encourages women to strive for excellence by promoting their
education and helping them develop their greatest potential
ability. Has established chapters in some communities to help
meet the local needs of adult women.
Contact for information: Mrs. Rovena F. Jacobson, President,
Association for Women's Active Return to Education, 5455
Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 702, Los Angeles, Calif. 90036.
Leaflet is available.
Catalyst
Seeks to develop and bring to the country's service the unused
capacities of women college graduates who want to combine
family and work, by altering training programs and employment
patterns where necessary. Engages in related research work
under contracts or grants.
Contact for information: Mrs. Felice N. Schwartz, President,
Catalyst, 55 East 92d Street, New York, N.Y. 10028.
Danforth Foundation
Awards annually approximately 35 Graduate Fellowships for
Women to college graduates who are interested in preparing for
college or secondary school teaching. Candidates must propose
either a full- or part-time program of study leading to a master's
or doctor's degree. They must have experienced a break of at
least 3 years' duration in their earlier pattern of activity and at
the time of their application may not be employed as full-time
teachers nor enrolled as full-time graduate students. The awards
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vary according to individual needs; in normal situations the
maximum award for a year of study is $3,000 plus tuition and
fees or, for heads of households, $4,000 plus tuition and fees.
Each award is for a 1-year period beginning September 1 and
renewable annually to fellows in good standing. Deadline for
applications is early February each year.
Contact for information: Dr. Laura Bornholdt, Director, Graduate Fellowships for Women, The Danforth Foundation, 607
North Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, Mo. 63103.
Leaflet is available.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Education
Acquires, indexes, abstracts, and disseminates information
about research documents and other useful materials in all areas
of adult education and training. Its activities cover all levels and
types of educational facilities including public schools, junior
colleges, universities, cooperative extension services, and continuing education organizations. Other services being developed
include publication of bibliographies and literature reviews,
search of the files of ERIC (Educational Resources Information
Center) Clearinghouse on Adult Education in response to
information requests, and assistance in developing adult education information services.
Contact for information: Mr. Roger DeCrow, Director, ERIC
Clearinghouse on Adult Education, Syracuse University, 107
Roney Lane, Syracuse, N.Y. 13210.
Descriptive statement is available.
Hannah Harrison School
Operates, under the sponsorship of the Young Women's
Christian Association, a residential training school for women
who need financial aid in obtaining job preparation to earn their
living. Conducts each year two 5-month courses in administrative housekeeping (for women 35 to 55 years of age) and one
12-month course in practical nursing (for women 18 to 50 years
of age). Provides tuition, room, and board free of charge for
about 40 women at a time. Requires applicants to have at least
a 10th grade education but prefers high school graduates. Also
requires applicants to be physically, mentally, and emotionally
healthy. Accepts applications from any place in the United
States.
Contact for information: Director, Hannah Harrison School,
4 4 7 0 Mac A r t h u r Boulevard NW., Washington, D.C.
20007.
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University of California Extension
"Choice: Challenge for Modern Woman," a film and television
series of 12 Vi-hour programs, is available for distribution
throughout the country on a rental or purchase basis, along
with a "syllabus-discussion guide," for which there is a charge.
Produced by University of California Extension, the series is
intended to stimulate followup discussions by women's groups
and others. The programs consider the roles and related
concerns of modern women and provide information on
opportunities for continuing education, paid employment, and
volunteer service.
Contact for information about television use: Local educational
television station or Mr. Henry C. Alter, National Educational
Television and Radio Center, 10 Columbus Circle, New York,
N.Y. 10019. Contact for information about 16-mm. film
(kinescope): University of California Media Center, 2223
Fulton Street, Berkeley, Calif. 94720.
Leaflet is available from California.
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Makes available Fellowships for Mid-Career Women to college
graduates 30 to 50 years of age who are interested in
professional training for careers in public and community
service. Financial assistance up to $4,000 for full-time study (12
to 16 months) or up to $ 1,000 a year for part-time study is
awarded on the basis of career potential, previous academic and
work achievement, community experience, and financial need.
Qualified women may work toward a master's or doctor's
degree in public administration or urban curriculums.
Contact for information: Admissions Officer, Mid-Career Fellowships, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs,
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213.
Leaflet is available.
CALIFORNIA
Everybody's Village (Palm Springs)
Offers a variety of courses for adults, as well as teenagers and
children, covering such fields as fine arts; conversational
languages; and cultural, vocational, avocational, and innovative
studies. Usually schedules classes on a weekly basis during the
daytime or evening. Also schedules public forums and lectures
in response to community needs.
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Contact for information: Registrar, Everybody's Village, 197
South Tahquitz Drive, Palm Springs, Calif. 92262.
Brochure is available.
Everywoman's Village (Van Nuys)
Offers a varied program of lectures, discussions, courses, workshops, and related events during the daytime and evening to
help adult women achieve self-understanding through development of their intellectual, creative, and artistic abilities. The
nondegree offerings generally are given once a week over a
12-week period.
Contact for information: Mrs. Gladys Wolf, Dean, Everywoman's Village, 5634 Sepulveda Boulevard, Van Nuys, Calif.
91401.
Leaflet is available.
Woman's Workshop (Northridge)
Presents a wide array of daytime and evening courses for
women or men interested in exploring new areas of knowledge,
developing their talents, or seeking self-expression. There are no
formal educational requirements or grades. The nondegree
courses generally are scheduled weekly over a 10-week period;
during the year there are three sessions (fall, winter, and spring).
Contact for information: Mrs. Irene Weber, Director, Woman's
Workshop, 17042 Devonshire Street, Northridge, Calif. 91324.
Flyer is available.
CONNECTICUT
Service Bureau for Women's Organizations (Hartford)
Serves as an educational resource for women and their
organizations on numerous subjects, including education, techniques of organization, and volunteer work.
Contact for information: Mrs. Chase Going Woodhouse, Director, Service Bureau for Women's Organizations, 956 Main Street,
Hartford, Conn. 06115.
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Washington Opportunities for Women
Operates an advisory service for adult women on a part-time
basis. The volunteer staff conducts interviews without charge,
provides information about flexible work and study opportunities in the local area, refers women jobseekers to employers, and
undertakes research and special projects relating to part-time
opportunities. Prepared the book "Washington Opportunities
for Women: A Guide to Part-Time Work and Study for the
Educated Woman."
Contact for information: Washington Opportunities for Women,
Inc., 1000 16th Street NW., Room 705, Washington, D.C.
20036.
Leaflet is available.
FLORIDA
Council for Continuing Education for Women of Central Florida
(Orlando)
Provides interviewing and referral services for mature women
seeking information about educational, vocational, and volunteer opportunities.
Contact for information: Mrs. Sidney C. Gluckman, Chairman,
Council for Continuing Education for Women of Central
Florida, Inc., 60 West Robinson Avenue, Orlando, Florida
32801.
Council for the Continuing Education of Women (Miami)
Encourages women at all educational levels to continue their
education by serving as an information and referral center for
adult women concerning educational and vocational opportunities in the area. Also arranges for special meetings, panels,
conferences, and speakers bureau services relating to the
project. Operates as an interinstitutional program, sponsored by
five area institutions: Barry College, Dade County Board of
Public Instruction, Florida Atlantic University, Miami-Dade
Junior College, and the University of Miami.
Contact for information: Mrs. Richard S. Kaynor, Coordinator,
Council for the Continuing Education of Women, UM Koubek
Center, 2705 SW. Third Street, Miami, Fla. 33135.
Leaflet is available.
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ILLINOIS
Greenerfields (Glenview)
Offers various noncredit courses which are scheduled during the
daytime once a week for 10 weeks for housewives interested in
continuing their learning.
Contact for information: Mrs. John Mast or Mrs. Bradley
Rippel, Codirectors, Greenerfields, Unlimited, 820 Pleasant
Lane, Glenview, 111. 60025.
Leaflet is available.
State of Illinois
Provides 1,000 scholarships for adult residents of the State who
wish to complete or commence preparation for a teaching
career at a State-supported college or university.
Contact for information: Mr. Ray Page, Superintendent of
Public Instruction, Room 1800, State Office Building, 160
North LaSalle Street, Chicago, 111. 60601.
MAINE
Women's Information and Advisory Service (Bangor)
Helps adult women make educational and career plans and
provides information about opportunities for employment,
education, and volunteer work in Maine.
Contact for information: Mrs. Catherine E. Cutler, Director,
Women's Information and Advisory Service, 50 Columbia
Street, Bangor, Maine 04401.
Leaflet is available.
MASSACHUSETTS
Women's Educational and Industrial Union (Boston)
Offers vocational counseling services to women of varied
backgrounds and job levels without charge, whether or not they
register for placement service, for which a charge is made. Also
sponsors the Partnership Teaching Program, which recruits,
pairs, and places two qualified women on a part-time basis in
one full-time teaching position in elementary and secondary
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Contact for information: Miss Ruth L. Bean, Executive Director, Women's Educational and Industrial Union, 264 Boylston
Street, Boston, Mass. 02116.
Leaflets are available.
MINNESOTA
Career Clinic for Mature Women (Minneapolis)
Offers preemployment counseling and guidance to women 38
years of age and older. In cooperation with the Minneapolis
public schools and the State Department of Vocational Education, provides five training courses for mature women. These
last from 6 to 10 weeks and consist of practical training in the
specific skills of typing and office practices, nurse aide work,
food services, professional homemaking, and professional sewing and alterations. Also schedules guest speakers from business
and the professions to discuss their fields of employment.
Contact for information: Mrs. Nannette Elmquist, Executive
Director, Career Clinic for Mature Women, Inc., City Hall,
Room 127, Minneapolis, Minn. 55415.
Booklets are available.
NEW JERSEY
Bergen County Extension Service (Hackensack)
Offers a correspondence course, Women Returning to Work, for
the women of Bergen County and a limited number in Hudson
County. The course consists of four lessons titled "Whys of
Working"; "Saving Time and Money"; "Plan Well, Dress Well";
and "Convenience Cooking." Also conducts a 10-week course,
Mother Returns to Work, covering home management topics of
interest to working mothers and major opportunities for
education and employment. Cooperates with the public
employment service in connection with interviewing and testing
class participants.
Contact for information: Mrs. Jean M. Carroll or Mrs. Miriam
Optekar, County Home Economists, Bergen County Extension
Service, Administrative Building, Hackensack, N.J. 07601.
Copies of correspondence course and detailed information
about it are available to anyone interested in setting up a similar
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NEW YORK
Alumnae Advisory Center (New York)
Conducts a 2-hour seminar for women interested in returning to
work after a long absence. There is a charge for the seminar
which includes a subsequent interview with each individual and
access to the Center's placement services.
Contact for information: Miss Alice Gore King, Executive
Director, Alumnae Advisory Center, Inc., 541 Madison Avenue,
New York, N.Y. 10022.
Flyer is available.
Great Neck Woman Project (Great Neck)
Operates under the direction of the Adult Program of the Great
Neck public schools as a cooperative endeavor of Adelphi and
Hofstra Universities and Nassau, C. W. Post, and Queens
Colleges. Offers four noncredit seminars and one credit course
meeting once a week in the mornings. These are designed to
provide a learning and inquiring atmosphere for mature women
and help in maintaining their academic skills.
Contact for information: Mrs. Ruth Blank, College-Community
Coordinator, Great Neck Public Schools, 345 Lakeville Road,
Great Neck, N.Y. 11020.
Nassau County Vocational Center for Women (Mineola)
Provides adult women with information about labor market
demands, helps them evaluate their own potential, and refers
them to appropriate organizations for aptitude testing, refresher training, college or vocational courses, or job placement.
Contact for information: Mrs. Mary T. Egginton, Director,
Nassau County Vocational Center for Women, County Executive Building, Mineola, N.Y. 11501.
Leaflet is available.
New York State Guidance Center for Women (Suffern)
As an agency of Rockland Community College, provides to
adult women with varied educational and socioeconomic
backgrounds help in attaining better understanding of their
personal needs and capacities. Offers counseling on an individual and small group basis and selected testing. Maintains a
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program of career information over a local radio station. Offers
a 10-week workshop in group leadership upon request of
organizations or other groups.
Contact for information: Dr. Esther M. Westervelt, Director,
New York State Guidance Center for Women, 12 Campbell
Avenue, Suffern, N.Y. 10901.
Literature is available.
Port Washington Adult Education Program (Port Washington)
Offers a course, World of Work for Women, which lasts 2 hours
a week for 10 weeks. Provides information on occupational
opportunities, job seeking techniques, and home and family
adjustment.
Contact for information: Mrs. Barbara Dank, Workshop Director, Port Washington Adult Education Program, Paul D.
Schreiber High School, Campus Drive, Port Washington, N.Y.
11050.
Vistas for Women Program (White Plains)
Initiated by the National Board of the Young Women's
Christian Association, assists mature women in assessing their
own capabilities and in planning for community participation.
Offers vocational counseling at a nominal fee and placement
services without charge to women interested in professional
careers. Holds forums periodically to provide information about
opportunities in employment, education, and volunteer service.
Conducts career workshops where experienced business and
professional people are available for consultation. Is collecting a
library of vocational materials and catalogs of educational
institutions.
Contact for information: Mrs. Selma Diamond, Career Counselor, Vistas for Women Program, Young Women's Christian
Association of White Plains and Central Westchester, 515 North
Street, White Plains, N.Y. 10605.
Leaflet is available.
Women's Talent Corps (New York)
Conducts and arranges training programs leading to preprofessional positions in education, health, and social welfare for
women at least 21 years of age with low income who are
interested in community service and may have dropped out of
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NEW YORK-Confrinued
school before obtaining a high school diploma. Training consists
of 8 weeks of classroom orientation and academic work,
followed by 6 months of combined academic work and field
training. Agencies cooperating in the field training have generally employed the trainees in their program.
Contact for information: Mrs. Audrey C. Cohen, Executive
Director, Women's Talent Corps, 346 Broadway, New York,
N.Y.10013.
Booklet is available.
OHIO
Career Clinic (Cleveland)
Conducts career clinics for mature women that provide information about employment opportunities, jobhunting techniques, human relations, and personality evaluation.
Contact for information: Miss Louise A. Brown, Executive
Director, Cleveland Young Women's Christian Association,
1710 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115.
Flyer is available.
Learning Resources Unlimited (Berea)
Offers homemakers noncredit courses in a variety of subjects in
the arts, humanities, and sciences and in practical, selfimprovement, and other timely topics. Most courses consist of
one class meeting a week for 9 weeks; all courses are held
during the daytime.
Contact for information: Mrs. Louise Shoemaker, Director,
Learning Resources Unlimited, 105 Front Street, Berea, Ohio
44017.
Leaflet is available.

OREGON
Portland Center for Continuing Education (Portland)
Conducts Women's Programs, a service that provides counseling,
testing, and information about educational planning, financial
aid for study, and professional placement. The Center is a
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Contact for information: Mrs. Sue Gordon, Portland Center for
Continuing Education, Post Office Box 1491, Portland, Oreg.
97207.
Leaflet is available.
Women's Programs of the Oregon State System of Higher Education
Sponsors, through the Division of Continuing Education and in
cooperation with numerous colleges and universities throughout
the State, a series of Campus Days for Women, which provide
information about educational opportunities. Also sponsors in
various cities and towns a series of Career Days for Women, at
which employment opportunities are discussed, and testing and
group and individual counseling are available. Also offers a
course on Law for Women in cooperation with the Oregon State
Bar.
Contact for information: Dr. Lillian Van Loan, Division of
Continuing Education, 1250 Emerald Hall, University Campus,
Eugene, Oreg. 97403.
Leaflet and other materials are available.
VIRGINIA
Arlington Adult Education Program (Arlington)
Conducts a course, Mature Women: From Family to Future, two
mornings a week for 10 weeks with primary emphasis on
occupational orientation for mature women. Includes in the
course information on continuing education opportunities,
self-assessment, and volunteer services. Also offers a course on
Group Leadership for women active in social and civic affairs
and many other courses of particular interest to women,
including data processing and office machine operation.
Contact for information: Arlington Adult Education Program,
1212 North Quincy Street, Arlington, Va. 22201.
Flyer is available.

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Graduation exercises mark the end of the first step toward return to work or to other activities outside the home.

APPENDIX

C

Federal Funds for Continuing Education Programs
Continuing education programs proposed by institutions of
higher education may qualify for Federal assistance under the
Community Service and Continuing Education Programs authorized
under title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Between passage
of the act in November 1965 and June 30, 1967, there were 24
programs approved for Federal funding which provide counseling,
training, or academic instruction specifically for women. In
addition, the total of 1,152 programs approved during this
19-month period included a few programs for nurses, home
economics and other teachers, medical secretaries, and other
occupational groups comprised mainly of women. Other programs
focus on family responsibility and management and also attract
primarily women participants.
The objectives of the Community Service and Continuing
Education Programs are "to apply the resources of institutions of
higher education, both public and private, to the solution of
community problems by enlarging and extending university extension and continuing education programs." Community problems in
rural, urban, or suburban areas are of concern, with particular
emphasis on urban and suburban problems, such as housing,
poverty, government, recreation, employment, youth opportunities,
transportation, health, and land use.
To be eligible for funds, the community service programs
sponsored by higher education institutions should be developed "to
meet the unique educational needs of the adult population who
have either completed or interrupted their formal education."
Participation in the programs must be voluntary and open to any
adult involved in the community problem specified. Numerous
types of instructional methods are permitted.
State agencies that have been designated or created by the
Governor of each State and approved by the U.S. Office of
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To obtain the name and address of your State agency, write to the
Office of Community Service and Continuing Education, Division
of Adult Education Programs, Office of Education, U.S. Department
of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, D.C. 20202.
The following list supplied by the Office of Education
describes, by State and institution of higher education, the projects
specifically designed for women. Dollar figures indicate the Federal
allotment, which is 75 percent of the total project cost. The
remaining portion must be supplied from non-Federal sources.
Approved

During Year Ending June 3 0 , 1966

DELAWARE
University of Delaware-Counseling, testing, and guidance in
planning college-level courses and programs as preparation for
employment- $8,000.
FLORIDA
Florida State University-Exploration of role of women; reorientation to labor market and community; stress on continuing
education of civic leaders-$ 15,000.
Marymount College—Study of changing role of women and of
fulfillment through community involvement-$ 10,350.
University of Miami-Counseling and testing; developing new
procedures and courses for continuing education-$3,235.
MASSACHUSETTS
Radcliffe College-Seminars for volunteers to increase communications skills, general effectiveness, and understanding of
social change-$900.
MICHIGAN
Flint Community Junior College-Educational and vocational
counseling; support as women move into new fields-$27,059.
MINNESOTA
University of Minnesota-Development of statewide interagency
counseling services-$23,775.
NEW YORK
Barnard College-Motivation and preparation of collegeeducated women for community service-$ 15,000.
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Hofstra University-Training of social science research assistarits-$24,336.
State University Agricultural and Technical College at Farmingdale-Counseling and workshops for subprofessional jobs in
community service-$ 12,000.
OHIO
Cuyahoga Community College-Information center, seminars,
and conferences concerning opportunities in education, volunteer work, and employment-$32,535.
Approved

During Year Ending June 3 0 , 1967

CONNECTICUT
Hartford College for Women-Survey of job opportunities for
women-$14,310.
DELAWARE
University of Delaware-Educational counseling for women$8,000.

FLORIDA
University of Miami-General program of continuing education
for women-$34,200.
KANSAS
Wichita State University-General program of continuing education for women-$ 17,766.
MAINE
University of Maine-Women's information and advisory servi c e d 16,700.
MICHIGAN
Flint Community Junior College-Educational and job counseling service for women-$27,496.
MINNESOTA
North Hennepin Junior College-Program of information about
educational opportunities for women returning to school$4,050.

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NEW JERSEY
Middlesex County College-Vocational education training for
women-$ 14,495.
NEW YORK
Bank Street College of Education-Training women for day care
of children in disadvantaged areas-$29,958.
Hofstra University-Training women as social science research
assistants for community service agencies-$26,555.
State University Agricultural and Technical College at Farmingdale-Training women counselors to conduct women's
programs; training women for work as nurses' aides for care
of the elderly-$ 15,000.
VIRGINIA
Virginia Polytechnic Institute-Refresher course in home economics to encourage return to work of professionals—
$20,157.
WISCONSIN
Alverno College-Workshop to increase women's role in community service programs-$6,831.

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APPENDIX D
Questions for Program Planners
Numerous questions arise when educators and others consider
establishing a continuing education program or service especially for
women. Answers to many of these questions will vary with each
situation. Since answers to the questions that may be applied
broadly will require further study, the preparation of definitive
guidelines for continuing education programs lies in the future. In
the interim, the following questions are presented as an aid to
planners or revisers of programs.
Needs of Adult

Women

1. Does your area provide opportunities that help meet the
educational and related needs of adult women? Examples of
such opportunities include:
Adequate numbers and types of training courses
Appropriate time schedules for classes
Child care facilities
Counseling geared to the special circumstances of adult
women's lives
Enrollment on a part-time basis
Financial aid for part-time study
Information about educational, employment, and volunteer opportunities
Job-placement assistance
Part-time job opportunities
Reasonable rules covering transfer of credits
Refresher courses
Reorientation courses
Other special needs
2. If there is doubt about the adequacy of opportunities
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persons to ascertain the need?
3. Would it be feasible to conduct a questionnaire survey of
adult women in your area to learn more about their interests
and needs?
Educational

Facilities

4. What educational offerings are available to adult women in
your area?
5. Have ideas about additional educational programs been
discussed with officials of local educational organizations?
6. Have background materials been requested from institutions
or organizations operating pertinent programs in other
locations?
7. Would it be feasible to visit universities and colleges with
pertinent programs to observe their operations?
Employment

Opportunities

8. What industries in your area are potential employers of adult
women? What kinds of jobs do they offer?
9. Would it be feasible to contact industry officials in the area
to stimulate their interest in employing larger numbers of
adult women?
10. Can more employers be encouraged to provide part-time job
opportunities?
Interest of Community

Groups

11. What groups or organizations have indicated interest in a
continuing education program or service specifically for
women?
12. Have local employment offices (public and private) been
contacted to determine the kind of help they might give the
program?
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13. What organizations in the area are interested in utilizing
adult women in a volunteer capacity?
Development

of Program

14. Has a representative committee of key persons from educational institutions, industry, labor, women's organizations,
employment agencies, and other pertinent groups been set
up to help with planning?
15. Have the goals of the program been spelled out?
16. What financial resources are available?
17. Can trained staff be recruited?
18. Will the operating staff need supportive assistance from
clerical staff, counselors, program advisers, resource consultants, and others?
19. Where will the program be conducted? Are the physical
facilities adequate?
20. Are plans being made to establish a library of background
materials relating to the program?
21. What publicity channels are available for disseminating
information about any program that is established?
22. Would it be helpful to the operating staff to have an advisory
committee for the ongoing program?
Program Design

23. How many participants will the program be able to
accommodate?
24. If entry requirements are set, how will these be evaluated?
25. For what types of women, in terms of educational level,
occupational experience, income level, or anticipated goals,
is the program designed?




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26. If the program attracts significant numbers of women in any
specific category, would it be feasible to provide separate
courses for them?
27. Have methods of establishing rapport among program
participants been considered?
28. Will a variety of teaching techniques, including discussions,
lectures, role playing, and visual aides, be utilized to appeal
to various persons and to increase individual involvement?
29. What kind of classroom materials or related resources will be
needed?
30. Would it be feasible to utilize such community resources as
guest speakers or field trips in the program?
31. Will the guest speakers be primarily persons with whom the
women students can relate?
32. Will the program take into consideration opportunities for
women nationally as well as locally?
33. What innovative aspects will the program include?
34. Will the program participants need supportive services, such
as counseling, child care facilities, and job referral services?
35. Will program arrangements be flexible enough to allow for
adjustments after the program is in operation?
36. Will some form of recognition, such as a certificate or a
graduation ceremony, be provided for women who complete
a program of study?
Followup

Activities

37. Would it be possible to obtain information about the
followup activities of the program participants?
38. Will a report of program goals, operations, and accomplishments be prepared for public distribution?
39. Are procedures for evaluating the program in terms of
achievement of goals and cost of operation being built into
the program at the planning stage?
40. If the need exists, will consideration be given to program
expansion—in terms of either size or type of offerings?
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APPENDIX E
Selected Readings Relating to Continuing Education
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation. Counseling Techniques for Mature Women. Report of the
Adult Counselor Program June 14-August 6,1965. Washington,
D.C., 1966.
Berry, Jane, and others. Counseling Girls and Women: Awareness,
Analysis, and Action. Kansas City, Mo., University of Missouri
at Kansas City, 1966.
Berry, Jane, and Sandra Epstein. Continuing Education of Women:
Needs, Aspirations, and Plans. Kansas City, Mo., The University
of Kansas City (now the University of Missouri at Kansas City),
1963.
Bunting, Mary I.:
A Huge Waste: Educated Womanpower. In the New York
Times Magazine, May 7, 1961.
The Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study. In Educational
Record, October 1961.
Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc. Two Years After the
College Degree: Work and Further Study Patterns. Report on
the 1960 Survey of 1958 College Graduates. Washington, D.C.,
1963.
Change and Choice for the College Woman. In Journal of the
American Association of University Women, May 1962.
Dennis, Lawrence E., ed. Education and a Woman's Life. Proceedings of the Itasca Conference on the Continuing Education
of Women. Washington, D.C., American Council on Education,
1963.
Dolan, Eleanor F.:
Counseling the Mature Woman. In Journal of the American
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Higher Education for Women: Time for Reappraisal. In Higher
Education, September 1963.
Ford Foundation Program for the Retraining in Mathematics of
College Graduate Women. In Notes and Comments, New
Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers, The State University, May 1963.
Ginzberg, Eli. Life Styles of Educated Women. New York, N.Y.,
Columbia University Press, 1966.
Gross, Irma H., ed. Potentialities of Women in the Middle Years.
East Lansing, Mich., Michigan State University Press, 1956.
Hedges, Janice N.:
Pilot Conferences on . . . Counseling Girls Toward New Perspectives. In Employment Service Review, December 1966.1
Some Special Considerations . . . Counseling of Girls and Mature
Women. In Employment Service Review, December 1964.1
London, Jack. Continuing Education: Ladies' Choice, Nation's
Responsibility. In Employment Service Review, May 1967.
A Lot More To Learn. In Mademoiselle, February 1962.
Ludwig, J a c k . New Shining Minds for Rusty Ladies. In Glamour,
July 1961.
New England Board of Higher Education. Opportunities for Adult
Higher Education in New England Colleges and Universities.
Winchester, Mass., 1964.
O'Neill, Barbara Powell. Careers for Women After Marriage and
Children. New York, N.Y., Macmillan Co., 1965.
Opportunities for Women Through Education. ConferenceWorkshop Proceedings, Center for Continuing Education of
Women, March 16, 1965. Ann Arbor, Mich., The University of
Michigan, 1965.
President's Commission on the Status of Women:
American Women. 1963. 2
Report of the Committee on Education. October 1963.2
Proceeding From the First Catalyst on Campus Conference-A
Program Proposal. Held at Margaret Morrison Carnegie College,
May 15-16, 1964. Pittsburgh, Pa., Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1964.
Raushenbush, Esther. Unfinished Business: Continuing Education
for Women. In Educational Record, October 1961.
1
Single copies of reprints may be obtained without charge from the Women's Bureau,
U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. 20210.
2
Single copies may be obtained without charge from the Women's Bureau, U.S.
Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. 20210.

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Scates, Alice Y. Women Moving Ahead. In American Education,
March 1966.
Senders, Virginia L. The Minnesota Plan for Women's Continuing
Education: A Progress Report. In Educational Record, October
1961.
Spiegel, Jeanne, ed. A Selected Annotated Bibliography-Continuing
Education for Women. Washington, D.C., Business and Professional Women's Foundation, 1967.
Stern, Bernard H. Never Too Late for College: The Brooklyn
Degree Program for Adults. Chicago, 111., The Center for the
Study of Liberal Education for Adults, 1963.
University of the State of New York, State Education Department,
Bureau of Continuing Education Curriculum Development.
Back to Work Workshop for Women. Albany, N.Y., 1967.
U s e em, Ruth Hill. The Furor Over Women's Education. In
University College Quarterly, East Lansing, Mich., Michigan
State University, May 1963.
U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of
Education. First Annual Report of the National Advisory
Council on Extension and Continuing Education, 1967.
U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau: 3
College Women Seven Years After Graduation: Resurvey of
Women Graduates-Class of 1957. Bull. 292. 1966.
Counseling Girls Toward New Perspectives. A Report of the
Middle Atlantic Regional Pilot Conference, held in Philadelphia, Pa., December 2-4,1965. 1966.
Fifteen Years After College-A Study of Alumnae of the Class
of 1945. Bull. 283. 1962.
First Jobs of College Women-Report on Women Graduates,
Class of 1957. Bull. 268. 1959.
Job Horizons for College Women. Bull. 288, revised. 1967.
Keyserling, Mary Dublin. Continuing Education for Women-A
Growing Challenge. Speech before the Twenty-second National Conference on Higher Education, Chicago, 111., March
7, 1967.
New Approaches to Counseling Girls in the 1960's. A Report of
the Midwest Regional Pilot Conference, held at the University
of Chicago, Chicago, 111., February 26-27,1965.
Trends in Educational Attainment of Women. June 1967.
1965 Handbook on Women Workers. Bull. 290. 1966.
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Weisl, Reyna, and others, eds. Washington Opportunities for
Women, A Guide to Part-Time Work and Study for the
Educated Woman. Washington, D.C., Robert B. Luce, Inc.,
1967.
White, Martha S., ed. The Next Step-A Guide to Part-Time
Opportunities in Greater Boston for the Educated Woman.
Cambridge, Mass., Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study,
1964.

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APPENDIX F
Selected Readings on
Employment and Training Opportunities in the Professions
Anderson, Joseph P. Opportunities in Social Work Careers. New
York, N.Y., Universal Publishing and Distributing Corporation,
1963.
A Career in Psychology. Washington, D.C., American Psychological
Association, 1963.
Careers Ahead in the Chemical Industry. Washington, D.C., Manufacturing Chemists' Association, 1965.
Careers in Botany. Austin, Tex., Botanical Society of America.
Careers in Statistics. Washington, D.C., American Statistical Association, 1962.
Catalyst in Education. Teaching: A National Directory of Preparatory Programs for Women College Graduates. Englewood
Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1964.
Do You Want To Be a Nurse? New York, N.Y., National League for
Nursing, 1963.
Feldman, Sidney. Increasing Role for Women in Electronic Engineering. In Electronic Industries, February 1964.
Jobs in Professional Home Economics. Chicago, 111., Science
Research Associates, Inc., 1965.
Keyserling, Mary Dublin. Women Journalists and Today's World. In
The Matrix, April 1965.1
Librarianship as a Career. Lake Bluff, 111., Tangley Oaks Educational
Center, 1965.
Medicine as a Career for Women. New York, N.Y., American
Medical Women's Association, 1965.
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Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. 20210.




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New Careers for Women, 1970-80. Washington, D.C., American
Association of University Women Educational Foundation, Inc.,
1966.
O'Neill, Barbara. Careers for Women After Marriage and Children.
New York, N.Y., Macmillan Co., 1965.
Rewarding Careers for Women in Physics. New York, N.Y.,
American Institute of Physics, 1962.
Rossi, Alice S. Women in Science: Why So Few? In Science, May
28,1965.
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Career Information. Washington,
D.C., American Speech and Hearing Association, 1963.
Technical Writing as a Career. In National Business Woman, May
1965.
U.S. Civil Service Commission:
Federal Career Directory. 1966.
Federal Careers for Women. Pamphlet 35. October 1967.
U.S. Department of Labor, Manpower Administration, Bureau of
Employment Security. Occupations in Electronic Computing
Systems. July 1965.
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1968-69 ed. Bull. 1550.2 In press.
U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau. Job Horizons for
College Women. Bull. 288, revised. 1967.
Which Way Young Lady? A Career Information Booklet. Chicago,
111., American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants, 1962.
White, James J. Women in the Law. In Michigan Law Review, April
1967.
2
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following professions: Accountants; Architects; Biological Scientists; Dentists; Dietitians;
Engineers; Home Economists; Lawyers; Librarians; Mathematicians, Statisticians, and
Actuaries; Medical Record Librarians; Medical Technologists; Occupational Therapists;
Personnel Workers; Physical Scientists; Psychologists; Recreation Workers; Registered
Professional Nurses; Social Scientists; Social Workers; Teachers; and Technical Writers.

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