ERIC Number: ED030377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
Residential College Concept in American Higher Education.
North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.
"The residential college concept is a symbol--a vital symbol--of a much larger concern, the humanization of student life and of American life in general." This conference was held to consider the residential college concept as a means of furthering the emotional and intellectual development of students. Nevitt Sanford, Dana L. Farnsworth, and D. Gordon Rohman discussed the philosophical basis, the nature, and various types of existing residential colleges. It was generally agreed by them and other conference participants that every university must develop its own plan for residential colleges, based on its own desires, capacities, and limitations. It was also felt that the questions of coeducation, faculty participation, and curricular change can be handled in a variety of ways and that none of these need be regarded as essential to a residential college system. Reference is made to numerous problems and practices encountered in universities across the country. The growth of residential colleges at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is described. Copies of this report are available from Residential College Development Program, 302 Bynum Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina ($2.00). (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, Sapelo Island, GA.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.