ERIC Number: ED198840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Emphasis on Excellence.
Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.
Miami-Dade Community College's (MDCC's) Emphasis on Excellence program is described in this report as a comprehensive effort initiated in January 1979 to encourage high-ability students and to provide the community with a greater scope of educational and cultural opportunities. After introductory material outlining specific program objectives, the report describes seven of its components: (1) Scholar's Grants in the form of matriculation fee waivers for area high school graduates who ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class; (2) Academic Achievement Grants, which are awarded annually to 100 outstanding MDCC students; (3) the Distinguished Visiting Professor Series, which provides students and faculty with an opportunity to hear guest lecturers with international reputations in their fields; (4) the Creative Focus program, which provides students, the community, and area high schools with access to the performing arts through theater productions and classes; (5) the Governor's Summer School for the Gifted and Talented, during which MDCC faculty provide college-level instruction to the area's top high school students; (6) efforts to internationalize the general education and humanities curricula in response to the multi-national profile of the student body; and (7) an Honors Program for the most highly motivated students. For each component, the report examines goals, operations, and accomplishments to date. (JP)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Curriculum Enrichment, Foreign Students, General Education, High School Graduates, High School Students, Honors Curriculum, Humanities, International Education, Summer Schools, Theater Arts, Tuition Grants, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.
Identifiers: Emphasis on Excellence Program FL; Visiting Professor Series