ERIC Number: ED230211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Report to the Humanities Department on Possible Contributions of the Academic Programs to Other Fraser Valley College Programs.
A rationale and guidelines are presented for the development of a general education program at Fraser Valley College (FVC). Section I notes some of the factors in the United States, Canada, British Columbia, and FVC that favor or hinder the strengthening of general education programs. Section II presents a justification for a general education program at FVC, provides a definition and context for such a program, and describes the roles of academic faculty in program development and implementation. Section III examines the form FVC's general education program should take and includes a discussion of the immediate and long-term prospects for its development. Section IV proposes steps for program implementation, including: (1) the development of the first general education course in"Work,""Science, Technology, Contemporary Society, and Values," or "Work and Values," depending upon the availability of an appropriate faculty member; (2) the preparation for additional and more ambitious courses by, for example, compiling a resource bibliography, visiting schools with existing general education programs, and developing general education modules for various courses; (3) the development of the core of the general education program focusing on language and logic, work, heritage, and nature; (4) the assignment of a faculty member to coordinate a continuing general education program; and (5)the restructuring of the organization of existing academic programs. Appendices include a list of faculty members' areas of interest and suggestions for courses, a list of college resources, and a bibliography. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Fraser Valley Coll., Chilliwack (British Columbia).