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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states: "No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or tional origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Therefore the Higher Education Act of 1965, like every program or activity receiving financial assistance from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, must be operated in compliance with this law.


The use of teaching aids is not new in education. Recently, however, advances in technology have resulted in the development of a great variety of new educational media and the increased use of these media by colleges and universities. These institutions are investing in such aids as electronic learning laboratories and other programed learning devices, educational films, video tapes, tele-lectures, and in computer-assisted instruction. small colleges are pooling their resources to obtain such media and are therefore able to increase their offerings at little cost.


In recent years, institutional funds for the acquisition of media equipment have been supplemented by nearly $30 million from the Federal government. Recognition of the need for persons expert in the theory and practice of media techniques in undergraduate instruction is found in title VI-B of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (Public Law 89–329).

Future instruction in higher education will very likely be more individualized. Such instruction will be given by new teaching aids now being developed not only to require more imagination of students, but also to make up in some measure for the experience-deprivation that is the lot of millions of young people.


Through grants or contracts the U.S. Commissioner of Education provides support for institutes and workshops in educational media for faculty members, or those preparing to be faculty members, in public and other non-profit institutions of higher education. These grants or contracts should enable participants to increase their knowledge of educational media.


Institutions of higher education are eligible, except those whose purpose is to train students to become ministers of religion, or to enter upon some other religious vocation, or to prepare them to teach theological subjects.

Eligibility should be clearly distinguished from capability; grants will probably be awarded only to those institutions that have the necessary equipment and faculty members skilled in using it.

Students who are to benefit from these workshops or institutes must be "individuals (1) who are engaged in, or preparing to engage in, the use of educational media in undergraduate instruction in institutions of higher education, or (2) who are, or are preparing to be, in institutions of higher education, specialists in educational media, or librarians or other specialists using such media,” according to Public Law 89-329.


These include teaching machines and other media used in programed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, educational radio, television, motion pictures, language laboratories, film-strips, slides, graphics, audio and video recordings, and devices being developed.


Emphasis in all proposals submitted should be on the utilization of newer media for the improvement of instruction in a variety of academic disciplines. Learning theory, instructional techniques, and the application of educational media to the teaching-learning process may also be included.

Short-term workshops. These programs, up to two weeks in length, stress the practical application of educational media in undergraduate instruction. They should assist the participants in applying the developments in this rapidly changing field, or they may be limited to a specialized area or a particular need. Short-term institutes. These programs, from two to ten weeks, may be designed to assist persons who are, or who intend to be, media specialists, and faculty members who want to improve their competence in using media in undergraduate instruction.

Regular-session institutes. These programs, up to one academic year in length, provide primarily for preparation in both theoretical and applied aspects of educational media for media specialists, for those preparing to be media specialists, and for those who need a high level of proficiency in educational media for undergraduate instruction.


Institutional. An institution submitting a proposal for a workshop or institute must be able to provide the administrative and instructional staff as well as the special equipment and facilities that are required. A proposal may be jointly sponsored by two or more institutions. The president of the institution submitting the application should designate a director for the

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