ERIC Number: ED024393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
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Educational and Cultural Development Program, Evaluation and Progress Report.
Macomb County Community Coll., Warren, MI.
This 3-year report on an Educational and Cultural Development Program (ECD) is in four sections: (1) rationale, (2) description of the five subject areas, (3) data evaluation, and (4) recommendations. Three student groups were compared: 156 liberal arts and 393 ECD students for fall 1965 and 561 ECD's for fall 1966. Each subject area showed the development of the course, its objectives, and a syllabus. Evaluation included methodology, persistence, academic achievement, redirection, student opinion of faculty and program, innovation, team teaching, questionnaires, and statistical analyses. Among the findings were: (1) as many ECD as liberal arts students planned to transfer, (2) both groups persisted at the same rate, (3) more ECD's than liberal arts completed a year's credits, (4) the ECD group had lower SCAT scores, but earned more credits in less time than the liberal arts group, (5) after two years, three times as many ECD's graduated, and (6) the differences between groups in redirection, changed attitude, and increased involvement were less clear-cut, but worth noting. Recommendations are: (1) preserve a unified environment, (2) continue team teaching, (3) integrate subject matter, (4) keep to a middle ground between stability and innovation, (5) encourage student persistence and social involvement, (6) keep discussion groups small, (7) emphasize success in a chosen goal rather than redirection, (8) retain enthusiastic faculty, (9) evaluate constantly, and (10) keep the program autonomous. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Macomb County Community Coll., Warren, MI.