ERIC Number: ED234852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Individualized Degree Program Student Handbook.
This student handbook describes the process and components of Whatcom Community College's Individualized Degree Program (IDP), which offers students the opportunity to design an associate degree or certificate plan to meet their educational goals. After introductory material presents a history of the IDP's development and the purpose of the handbook, the requirements of the IDP are briefly outlined, e.g., minimum credit requirements, administrative procedures, and academic standards. The following section discusses the role of the degree advisor, who guides the student through the IDP process, and the content specialist, who helps students determine the specialized courses required to achieve their goals. Next, the learning objectives of the required course, Individualized Degree Planning, are enumerated. The next sections examine the ways students can develop their degree plans and the various components of a degree plan (i.e., the name of the degree, student statement of degree goals, specific learning components, and learning method). Next, sample degree/certificate plans are presented, and the stages of the degree approval process are outlined. The final sections discuss the process of completing the degree program and provide an IDP flow chart and worksheet on educational values. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Whatcom Community Coll., Bellingham, WA.
Note: Revision of ED 194 137.