ERIC Number: ED056643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
A New Approach to Higher Education...For the California State Colleges.
Dumke, Glenn S.
On January 27, 1971, Chancellor Dumke of the California State College system presented proposals for a new approach to higher education to the Board of Trustees. This paper explains these new approaches, the first of which is to offer degrees based on academic achievement as measured and evaluated by competent faculties, rather than on the basis of accumulation of credits, hours, semesters, and classes attended. This could be done by establishing advanced placement working relationships with the high schools and through comprehensive examinations given lower division students. The general education breadth requirements in the liberal arts should be redefined in terms of basic bodies of knowledge, appreciations, and skills, instead of units and elective courses. Comprehensive examinations should also be established in major fields offered in the upper division. The 2nd proposal suggests: (1) putting an absolute ceiling on the requirements for the degree and for majors; (2) expanding the use of late afternoon and evening classrooms and laboratories, and the Saturday use of these facilities; and (3) analyzing cost data to determine whether costs of some programs can be reduced without loss of quality, and whether some programs should be discontinued. A September 1971 report on the status of some projects initiated on the basis of these proposals is included. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: California State Colleges, Los Angeles.
Identifiers: California State University and Colleges