ERIC Number: ED225618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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General Education: The Changing Environment at Sante Fe.
Sullins, John P.
Established in 1966, in an era of educational creativity, Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) has consistently fostered innovation in instruction and programming and a student-centered approach to education. In 1976, in recognition of a need for change fostered by a switch in academic calendars, loss of vetarans enrollment, reduced state funding, and increased demands for accountability, SFCC initiated a project to review and revise its general education curriculum. While the Division of Arts and Sciences had primary responsibility for the revision, other project committees represented the interests of disciplinary and interdisciplinary faculty, administration, and students. A new general education curriculum was implemented in 1979 around three major components: (1) advanced learning skills, i.e., English and mathematics courses identified as the stepping stones to future student success; (2) subject skills distribution, i.e., prescribed courses in science, social science, and the humanities; and (3) key courses for learning integration across disciplines of study. These components were expected to establish a collegewide environment conducive to learner success through academic excellence and to develop skills supportive of lifeling learning. Developed concurrently with the new general education program was a revised system for student advisement and placement. To evaluate the impact of the new general education requirements, a computerized system was developed to monitor students' transfer success. (DAB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Identifiers: Santa Fe Community College FL