ERIC Number: ED021552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Experimental Junior College, Report of a Conference (Los Angeles, July 10-12, 1967).
Johnson, B. Lamar, Ed.
A conference, sponsored by the American Association of Junior Clearinghouse for Junior College Information, and the UCLA Junior Colleges, the California Junior College Association, the ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior College Iinformation, and the UCLA Junior College Leadership Program, was held July 1967 at University of California at Los Angeles. Section I of the report, "The Setting," contains papers on the current state of the experimental college, the role of foundation and Office of Education grants on long-range research, the limitations of TV and computer-assisted instruction, and priorities for research. Section II, "Aids to Innovation and Experimentation," covers two centers of innovation, budgeting for innovation, remarks by a "vice president in charge of heresy," innovation opportunities in evening programs, and the publisher as an agent of change. Section III, "On the Road," presents a tutorial program, a progress report on a 2-year experiment, audio-tutorial instruction, acquiring a degree by TV, and faculty involvement in innovation. Section IV, "Dreams for the Future," includes faculty rotation, electronic teaching in remote classrooms, experiments in a multi-campus district, a sensorium, and a "sidewalk" or minimum facility college. Section V, "Evaluation," cautions against pursuing mere superficial change in techniques, methods, media, or means, and advocates concentrating on the achievement of ends, on working toward observable change in the students' abilities. (HH)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Educational Innovation, Experimental Programs, Innovation, Institutional Research, Instructional Innovation, Two Year Colleges
UCLA Students' Store, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, California 90024 (Occasional Report No. 12, $2.00).
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. School of Education.