ERIC Number: ED230130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Task Force on Undergraduate Education, June 1, 1981. Final Report.
Houston Univ., TX.
Recommendations of the Task Force on Undergraduate Education at the University of Houston central campus concerning the core curriculum, academic advising, developmental education, instructional improvement, and administration of the core curriculum are presented. The following objectives for the core curriculum are outlined: to insure that students acquire and develop basic intellectual skills; to insure that students acquire a broad knowledge base; and to stimulate the integration of specialized learning experiences. In addition, specific curricular proposals for achievement of these objectives and a rationale for these proposals are presented. Additional recommendations include that: a coordinated advising system be established with three tiers (department, college, and central) activity; a placement test be used to identify qualified and admissible students who lack basic skills in English and mathematics; faculty evaluations and campus-wide evaluations of instruction be conducted; a foreign language requirement be instituted for the Bachelor of Art degree; and a science requirement be instituted for the Bachelor of Science degree. Appended materials include an interpretation of the ratings for five students' evaluations. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX.
Identifiers: University of Houston TX