ERIC Number: ED057715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct-12
Reference Count: 0
New Career Curricula for the 1970s: A Challenge to America's State Colleges and Universities.
Mitau, Theodore G.
In answer to the problem of coordinating college and university curricula with a changing society and to meet demands of students, elected officials, and community members, Minnesota Metropolitan State College has been created with features suited to serve as a pilot project for the development of the new careers concept. The 4 broad areas involved in this program are health care, human services, business systems, and environmental control. Major features of the college are: it will be an institution that focuses on the needs of the city; there will be no formal campus; degrees will be competence-based; it will be in continual operation; and it primarily will be an upper-level college, admitting adults with 2 years of college or the equivalent in occupational training. When proposed to the Minnesota State College System, this plan met with overwhelming enthusiasm. While this program will undoubtedly meet with criticism from outside, it represents an attitude that welcomes change from traditional institutional patterns; that promises a commitment to explore new approaches; and that seeks to meet the needs that have not been generally met by existing college curricula. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented at the 1971 National Conference on New Directions - New Programs - New Professions of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C.