ERIC Number: ED234696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Diversification: Responding to Changing Needs.
Considerations regarding the undergraduate psychology program at Ithaca College are reviewed. In reevaluating the program, the following projections were made: the number of students who select psychology as a major in preparation for graduate studies will diminish; the majority of students electing the major will primarily need a solid liberal arts education based on the general education principle; a general education will be manifested in the syllabi of the courses, not in course or distribution requirements; in comparison to the student of earlier periods, the student of today is on the whole less prepared, both in terms of skills and the motivation needed to appreciate the discipline required by a science; and while there is a place and need for the liberal arts educated person, there is also a strong trend toward professional education. For the relatively small number of students who intend to pursue graduate studies in psychology, the college has developed a "fellowship" program. Students are assigned either to individual faculty members or to the departmental laboratories and work closely with the assigned staff member, to tutor students or to lead freshman students in the laboratory. For these activities, the students receive a small stipend. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ithaca College NY
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (91st, Anaheim, CA, 1983).