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ERIC Number: ED026985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 12
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The House Plan at Cypress.
Walker, Daniel G.
A House system is planned for Cypress Junior College, California, for an expected enrollment of 12,000. This idea of a residence hall where students live and work together may be organized around a major field (science, engineering, arts) or for a deliberate interdisciplinary mix. Usually a House plan brings living and learning together to complement each other, but a commuter college like Cypress must organize its Houses without benefit of dormitory life. The plan is intended, in these days of large enrollment, to minimize the impersonality of a "punch card" campus and the sense of alienation that exacerbates current student revolt. Each House will be in a major building (vocational technical, fine arts, library, business, humanities, sciences, physical education), near the entrance for easy access and prevention of interference with classes. It will be a complete student center and, depending on size and interest, will include food services, lounges, library reference and browsing material, seminar rooms, study areas, possibly audio-tutorial systems, a House manager, student government offices, space for leisure-time activities (music, sports), bookstore, and barbershop. House spirit and pride will be achieved by participation in House government, social and cultural activities, vocational and personal counseling, and the chance to enjoy diverse opportunities. A few disadvantages are anticipated, but it is felt they will be solved without great difficulty. (HH)
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Identifiers: California