ERIC Number: ED243380
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Exploring the Baccalaureate Degree: Eleven Institutions Report.
Gross, Michael; And Others
Information is provided on the nature of the baccalaureate degree at 11 institutions, based on the findings of the Association of American College's Project on Redefining the Meaning and Purpose of the Baccalaureate Degree. Views of the institutions are summarized concerning the following: the qualities and experiences that should characterize the baccalaureate graduate, curriculum and instruction, extracurricular activities, the faculty and administrative roles, and student evaluation. Highlights of the findings include the following: emphasis was placed on the mastery of basic skills, development of advanced thinking skills, character development, and in-depth knowledge of some area; the colleges offered varied approaches to actively engage the student in learning; extracurricular activities provided additional opportunities to stimulate action as well as contemplation; and there was evidence of growing faculty involvement in institutional decisions beyond the spheres of curricular and personnel policymaking. Institutions that were surveyed are as follows: Brooklyn College, Carnegie Mellon University, Empire State College, Grinnell College, Hampshire College, Maricopa Community College, Rhode Island College, St. Mary's College, Tuskegee Institute, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and Washington University. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Bachelors Degrees, College Instruction, Educational Objectives, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Learning Experience, School Surveys, Student Evaluation, Teacher Role
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Project on Redefining the Baccalaureate Degree