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ERIC Number: ED049726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 8
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A College Within a Community College Experiment.
Schmidt, Roger
In the fall of 1965, San Bernardino Valley College conducted a modified "college within a college" experiment with six faculty and 34 students participating. It was hypothesized that a smaller unit, with access to the facilities of a larger unit, would have a basis for establishing an interdependence and sense of community. This pilot program had three objectives: (1) establishment of an interdisciplinary program; (2) intensification of student-to-student relationships and establishment of a climate for more open and frequent contacts between students and faculty; and (3) the discovery of whether students in such programs continue their education and learn more than students who do not have such privileged and integrated instruction. Follow-up statistics showed that an educational experience that fosters a sense of community contributes to the lowering of drop-out rates. A description of program organization is offered, as are critical comments and suggestions for improvement. (CA)
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Identifiers: California