ERIC Number: ED063740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Conflagration of a Straw Stalking Horse: Or People Learn All the Time.
Campbell, James H.
If students are to learn as much as they can, they should themselves choose what they wish to study. College faculties who set up course requirements, for whatever ostensible reason, are usurping a function which belongs to the student. Explicit guidance, in the form of advice from a faculty member, is better than the implicit guidance of course requirements. Perhaps the faculty is less to blame for the present situation than are administrators. Administrators have the function of allocating and acquiring resources. Too often, decisions on these matters are made for transient, trivial, or merely traditional reasons. A simulation lasting for eight months and involving from 200 to 500 students was set up to explore an alternative way of deciding work. (JK)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Programs, College Students, Core Curriculum, Curriculum, Degree Requirements, Experimental Colleges, Experimental Curriculum, Experimental Programs, Program Attitudes, Program Development, Resource Allocation, School Counseling
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wichita State Univ., KS.
Note: Paper presented at the International Communication Association Annual Convention (Atlanta, Georgia, April 19-22, 1972)