ERIC Number: ED031137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-1
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Request for Funding for the Committee for the Study of Education and Society.
The Committee for the Study of Education and Society (CSES) was formed in 1966 at the University of California, Los Angeles, to sponsor credit courses or seminars on current social problems. Criteria for the courses stipulate that they: cross departmental lines, provide a mechanism for making higher education relevant to society, possess a high degree of intellectual challenge, be innovative in format and subject material, and be constructed and run by students and instructors in a close working relationship. By 1968, this joint faculty-student-administration committee had offered 10 courses for credit to over 600 students, and almost as many auditors, who were permitted to enroll without regard to major, year, or grade point average. Each course is granted Academic Senate approval by the Council for Educational Development, and the instructors are relieved from 50% of their normal duties through a financial arrangement between their departments and the administration. Some course topics were Alienation, Corruption, The Black Man in a Changing American Context, and The Future of Disarmament. CSES estimates that $3000 per course would provide students with a truly innovative educational experience, and is requesting $18,000 for 6 courses to be offered during the 1969-1970 academic year. Appended to the request are a complete summary of 8 courses, a list of criteria for, and evaluation of, courses and instructors, and a breakdown of enrollment. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.