ERIC Number: ED243383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Critical Study of the Effectiveness of the Seven Christian Brothers' College Art Departments in the United States.
The effectiveness of the seven Christian Brothers' college art departments in the United States was studied. Attention was directed to: programs being offered in the arts, the effectiveness of these programs, approaches to upgrade weak programs, trends in the number of art majors during 1978-1983, and trends in the number of students registered in all arts classes. Based on questionnaires results, it was found that a significant decline in the number of art majors and in the number of students registered in art classes occurred. Several new courses had been added to the curricula to answer student needs and a significant amount of the budget had been allotted to the arts. One of the seven colleges did not have an art department, two were strongly oriented toward art history and another was oriented toward theater, while the remaining three colleges offered a studio approach to art instruction. A lack of cooperation between the arts was also found in some of the institutions. In addition, there were some plans for future development and renovation of facilities and curricula. The seven colleges were as follows: Christian Brothers College, Memphis; College of Santa Fe; La Salle College; Lewis University; Manhattan College; Saint Mary's College, California; and Saint Mary's College, Minnesota. A bibliography and questionnaire are appended. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Art Departments; Christian Brothers College TN; Christian Brothers Colleges; College of Santa Fe NM; La Salle College PA; Lewis University IL; Manhattan College NY; Saint Marys College CA; Saint Marys College MN
Note: Doctoral Research Project Report, Nova University.