ERIC Number: ED348075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Washington Center for the Improvement of the Quality of Undergraduate Education. Final Report to the Ford Foundation, 1986-88. Volume II: Washington Center Activities, 1985-88.
Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education.
This compilation of materials represents the major activities of the Washington Center for the Improvement of the Quality of Undergraduate Education between 1985 and 1988. The volume includes: (1) a proposal to the Ford Foundation for funding to promote collaborative projects between two- and four-year colleges related to faculty development, enhancing coherence in the curriculum, and interinstitutional articulation; (2) reports to the foundation on Center activities, such as faculty exchanges, teacher seminars, the development of a guide to exemplary instructional improvement programs, and interdisciplinary programs at participating colleges; (3) a summary of expenditures; (4) interim and final reports by external evaluators; (5) information on evaluation methodology and instruments; (6) a list of Center committees; (7) sample newsletters; (8) a fact sheet on the Center; (9) a list of faculty exchanges; (10) information on the quarterly conferences held by the Center on learning communities, critical thinking, and thinking and writing; and (11) reports on curriculum development or learning community programs at Bellevue Community College, Fairhaven College at Western Washington University, North Seattle Community College, and Tacoma Community College funded with seed grants from the Ford Foundation. (AYC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Consortia, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Teacher Exchange Programs, Teacher Workshops, Technical Assistance, Two Year Colleges, Undergraduate Study, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education.
Identifiers: Learning Communities; Washington
Note: For "Volume I: Institutional Self Study," see JC 890 314.