NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED002750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Apr-25
Pages: 80
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
ANALYSIS OF THE CURRICULAR OFFERINGS IN SEVERAL INDEPENDENT LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES.
MCGRATH, EARL J.
THE RANGE OF OFFERINGS IN INDEPENDENT LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES WAS SURVEYED TO DETERMINE TO WHAT EXTENT PRESENT COURSE OFFERINGS BY DEPARTMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SERVE THE PURPOSES OF THE INSTITUTION. THE INVESTIGATION EMPLOYED IN THIS STUDY INCLUDED SURVEYING CATALOGS AND OTHER PUBLISHED MATERIAL, COMPILING STATISTICS, GATHERING DATA FROM OFFICIAL RECORDS AND QUESTIONNAIRES, AND COLLECTING OPINIONS THROUGH INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS ON THE CAMPUSES OF THE COOPERATING COLLEGES. A RESPONSIBLE OFFICER IN EACH SCHOOL PROVIDED A LIST OF ALL CLASSES BY DEPARTMENT OFFERED IN EACH SEMESTER OF THE ACADEMIC YEARS 1957-58 AND 1958-59. EACH COURSE TITLE WAS FOLLOWED BY THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED, THE CREDIT HOUR VALUE OF THE COURSE, THE CLASS LEVEL OF THE MAJORITY OF STUDENTS, AND THE NAME AND RANK OF THE INSTRUCTOR. THE HEAD OF EACH DEPARTMENT WAS ASKED TO STATE THE NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS OF INSTRUCTION REQUIRED FOR A MAJOR, AND TO REPORT THE NUMBER OF DEPARTMENTAL MAJORS FOR EACH OF THE 2 YEARS STUDIED. ONE OF THE FIRST FINDINGS OF THE STUDY SHOWED THAT LISTINGS PROVIDE NO RELIABLE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACTUAL PROGRAM OF AN INSTITUTION. WITHOUT EXCEPTION, CATALOGS SHOWED MORE VARIED INSTRUCTION THAN THE INSTITUTION ACTUALLY OFFERED. (JL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)