ERIC Number: ED235846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: 0
An Implementation Project to Complete the Integration of an Interdisciplinary General Education Model Predicated on Certain Humanistic Assumptions.
Case, Chester H.
This report discusses the structures, procedures, outcomes, and evaluation of the Tier One Project (TOP), which was conducted at Los Medanos College from July 1981 to February 1983 to develop general education courses embodying humanities concerns. Background to the project is provided first, delineating TOP's objectives of examining general educaton assumptions; making the humanistic spirit more pervasive in the general education curriculum; producing a series of interrelated course outlines; and completing the integration of a model general education program. The next section describes project activities for each of the following phases: (1) Pre-project (i.e., organization and planning); (2) Phase I (i.e., criteria development and formation of a study group and advisory committee); (3) Phase II (i.e., course restructuring, preparation of course outlines by faculty, formation of a general education committee, and application of criteria); (4) Phase III (i.e., teaching and refinement of course outlines); and (5) Post-project (i.e., evaluation and dissemination). The next section describes the evaluation process and findings for each phase of the project; faculty, student, and external evaluation; and project conclusions. Finally, the impact of TOP and its current status are discussed. The bulk of the report consists of appendices providing detailed information on the general education courses, a site visit report, four course outlines, and evaluation findings. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Medanos Coll., Pittsburg, CA.
Note: For related documents, see ED 231 451 and ED 231 462.