ERIC Number: ED210072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
STANDPOINTS: A Model for Common Learning.
Moline, Lorraine G.; And Others
STANDPOINTS, a model for general education which focuses on the common learning experiences crucial to the quality of personal and corporate life, was developed at Central YMCA Community College. When developing the model, time, faculty development, student involvement, and leadership constraints were recognized, and a three-phase process was used. The process involved the use of a general education consultant and public hearings to poll the college community's opinions on general education content. Subsequently, a design team of faculty members assembled the general education sequence, consisting of courses in Choice and Responsibility, Distance and Encounter, and Portent and Design; developed instructional materials for the courses; recruited instructors; and explained STANDPOINTS to the college community. The STANDPOINTS transdisciplinary, transgenerational sequence now stands at the center of the college curriculum and affords continuity, shared experience, flexibility, and relevance. In order to assure a successful shift for faculty to this integrated curriculum, two workshops were held. Additional efforts to promote STANDPOINTS' success were: (1) several pedagogical decisions, which focused on cognitive structures, values, sequential instructional strategies, mentoring, and group planning; (2) strategies to establish the integrity and credibility of the program on campus; and (3) several activities planned to evaluate the effects of STANDPOINTS. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Consultants, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, General Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Organizational Objectives, Program Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Office of Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Central YMCA Community College, 211 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Central YMCA Community College IL
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Association for General and Liberal Studies (Rochester, NY, November 5-7, 1981).