ERIC Number: ED032830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1961-Jun
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Report of the Planning Commission for a New University at Boca Raton.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Following the decision to establish a new university at Boca Raton, the Board of Control of Florida's Board of Education appointed a committee to revise, refine and develop plans for the new institution and to make preliminary estimates of space requirements and costs. The plans and proposals in this report represent a thorough study by the committee. Major emphasis is placed on securing an outstanding faculty, on using new instructional techniques, on delegating a large amount of responsibility for their education to the students, and on organizing the educational program to concentrate on the interrelatedness of subject matter fields. The academic program will initially focus on the arts and sciences but institutes for professional education will later be established if warranted by demand and enrollment. Housing arrangements will encourage the intellectual development of students. Faculty members will participate in teaching teams and in counseling students. A Learning Resources Center will house the library, television studios and transmission facilities, audiovisual viewing and listening rooms, a testing and guidance clinic, reading clinic, teaching machines, language labs and other aids to learning. Certain administrative guidelines are included. The new university is designed to complement the state's junior college system by serving upper division and graduate students. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.