ERIC Number: ED038919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Columbia College Tomorrow. A Special Report Prepared by the Association of the Alumni of Columbia College.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Association of Alumni of Columbia Coll.
After recognizing that the undergraduate student body at Columbia is outstanding, this report outlines some of the deficiencies in the College and suggests improvements. Shortcomings include: (1) understaffing and underbudgeting of the University's central administration and the central administration's remoteness from students, faculty, alumni, and the community; (2) caliber of student rapport; (3) the inability to keep the curriculum current with events occuring in the national and international community; (4) the impersonal atmosphere; (5) the deplorable state of the College's dormitories; (6) the generally depressive state of the campus; and (7) the unsatisfactory athletic program. Priority recommendations are: (1) an improvement of the quality of teaching; (2) an emphasis on values and a scholarly search for values; and (3) an emphasis on quality performance by both faculty and student. Proposals concern improving the quality of administration, faculty, curriculum, and undergraduate life. Several appendices are attached. (Author/AF)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Change, Administrative Problems, Educational Planning, Educational Problems, Higher Education, Planning, Relevance (Education), Students, Teacher Effectiveness
Association of the Alumni of Columbia College, Columbia University, New York, N. Y.
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Association of Alumni of Columbia Coll.