ERIC Number: ED060299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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Report of the Commonwealth Committee of Inquiry into Academic Awards in Advanced Education.
Australian Ministry of Science and Education, Canberra.
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a report by an Australian committee appointed to look into academic awards in advanced education. The committee recommended that a common pattern of nomenclature of awards be instituted in higher learning institutions throughout Australia, and that the institutions and state governments cooperate in establishing a national scheme of awards. The committee established certain categories of awards. Category A includes courses pursuing one or more major subjects over a period of not less than three years supported by other relevant subjects. Category B1 includes courses which may lead to professional standing but differ from Category A by placing more emphasis on the applications of the discipline with less depth in study. Category B2 includes courses with limited objectives on a subprofessional level. Several "C" categories are suggested for higher studies. Accreditation of awards should be formalized by a committee to perform this task on a continuous basis. Periodic assessment and research should be carried out, and coordination with government and other interested groups should be maintained. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Bachelors Degrees, Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Professional Recognition
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Australian Ministry of Science and Education, Canberra.