ERIC Number: ED032861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-10
Reference Count: 0
Interim Report and Recommendations by the Special Committee on Educational Principles.
Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
The President of Brown University appointed a Special Committee on Educational Principles in December 1968 to examine the educational philosophy underlying the undergraduate curriculum, propose a statement of curricular philosophy in time for faculty action before June 1969, and recommend specific techniques for implementation. The Committee considered recommendations of a faculty subcommittee on the curriculum and the 450-page student-authored Magaziner-Maxwell Report. Faculty and students met frequently with each other and with the Committee to discuss proposed changes. In the "Interim Report," brief statements on the purposes of the University and the principles of undergraduate education precede discussion of specific components of the new curriculum. Personal development is heavily emphasized. Under the new curriculum, the major portion of the freshman year will be devoted to Modes of Thought courses. Programs of concentration will center on broad themes; University courses will be interdisciplinary or problem-centered; opportunities for independent study will be unlimited; all courses will be graded on a "Pass" or A, B, C basis; and requirements for the BA degree will be altered. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
Identifiers: Modes of Thought Courses