ERIC Number: ED196960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Contributed Papers of the Conference on the Assessment of Quality of Master's Programs (University of Maryland University College, March 1-3, 1979).
Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.; Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.; Maryland Univ., College Park. Center of Adult Education.
The rapid increase in the number and variety of master's degree programs offered across the United States has generated a great deal of concern within the academy regarding the quality of these programs. This conference was designed to explore the numerous issues of quality and assessment at the master's level from a variety of perspectives. This volume of 18 contributed papers focuses on the areas of needs and objectives, curriculum design and delivery, the meaning of quality, extant standards of quality for accreditation, definitions of assessment and methods of assessment for master's programs. Methods of assessment are specific to two types of master's degree program: type 1 centers in advanced studies in an academic discipline, e.g., history, physics, and sociology; and, type 2 is professionally or vocationally oriented as in engineering, law, applied music, teaching or in a discipline in preparation for teaching. (RL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Graduate Schools in the U.S., Washington, DC.; Commission on Higher Education, Philadelphia, PA. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.; Maryland Univ., College Park. Center of Adult Education.
Note: Small print; see TM 810 113 for conference proceedings.