ERIC Number: ED056667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-16
Reference Count: 0
Innovation at Santa Cruz - More than Tinkering.
Ring, Lloyd J.
The University of California, Santa Cruz is an environment in which many programs and practices have been revised, reinforced, or newly created. From its beginning in 1965, Santa Cruz has encouraged new approaches to learning. Some of the innovations that have taken place at the university include: (1) general course requirements are minimal; (2) certain courses are televised to student lounges due to classroom overflow; (3) a community studies program of 6 months off-campus field work has been instituted; (4) an environmental studies program is underway; and (5) several interdisciplinary majors are available to students. The effectiveness of the innovation has yet to be tested for its long-run effect on students, but applications to Santa Cruz have been four times the capacity of the campus. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Santa Cruz.
Note: Paper presented at the 1971 Conference of the American Association for Higher Education, Chicago, Ill.