ERIC Number: ED028735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Student in Higher Education. Report of the Committee on the Student in Higher Education.
Hazen Foundation, New Haven, CT.
The Committee on the Student in Higher Education conducted an 18-month study of various social and psychological influences that shape student attitudes, interests, and activities, and presents several recommendations that it believes could improve the quality of higher education. The report is based on the assumption that the college is a major agent in promoting the personality development of the young adult between the ages of 17 and 25, and must therefore assume responsibility for the quality and direction of this development. The Committee does not take issue with the traditional emphasis of higher education on intellectual development, but stresses a current need for the kind of intellectual development that has some visible impact on the student's life, values, feelings, goals, and deeds. Developmental education is suggested as an effective way of providing the student with a college experience that integrates his cognitive development and the development of his whole personality. Other recommendations include a reorganization of instruction in the freshman year, the recruitment of competent faculty who are primarily concerned with the developmental experience of undergraduates, increased student participation in educational policymaking, and opportunities for student volunteer work. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: Hazen Foundation, New Haven, CT.