ERIC Number: ED221081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Surrogate Learning Measures: Credit, Other Units and Non-Credit.
Waggaman, John S.
A study of various forms of credit or non-credit used in Florida colleges and universities examines their relationship to traditional college credit, courses, and programs. An expansion in the kinds of credit and their usage is a focus of concern of Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS). The practices of Florida postsecondary institutions as they created all forms of credit are reported, and the results of a search for the formal authority and constraints on the uses of the different kinds of credit are outlined. The creation and maintenance of a reliable statewide inventory of courses at the 37 state-supported two- and four-year colleges has raised a number of large and small issues, including the integrity of data collection, inconsistencies in catalog listings, general education patterns, authority and potential changes, developmental-remedial courses, and conversion of occupational courses to the SCNS classification system. Appendices contain a variety of documents from the SCNS and its study, and charts of program and award data from Florida's 28 community colleges. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, College Credits, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Course Descriptions, Credit Courses, General Education, Higher Education, Power Structure, Recordkeeping, Remedial Instruction, School Catalogs, School Registration, State Colleges, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.; Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Identifiers: Florida; Statewide Course Numbering System