ERIC Number: ED038953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Minnesota Junior College Faculty 1969 Conferences. Reports and Papers from Three Conferences on Innovation.
Moen, Norman W., Ed.; Shaner, James P., Ed.
Three conferences on educational innovation raised basic questions concerning goals and values for junior college students. Speakers addressed each of the conferences on problems encountered in their respective areas of humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. The addresses are presented, along with recommendations made by the conference participants. Suggestions stemming from the humanities conference include expansion of subject matter to include non-Western cultures, interdepartmental courses, team teaching, and field trips. Participants in the conference on social sciences discussed (1) possibilities for eliminating punitive aspects of grading systems, such as flunking courses; (2) alternatives to traditional course requirements such as writing papers; (3) supplements to traditional classroom materials such as outside presentations and seminars; and (4) possibilities for independent studies. Recommendations resulting from the conference on physical sciences stressed use of video-tapes and closed-circuit television, flexibility in laboratory use, and the creation of a new grading system. (RC)
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Sponsor: Louis W. and Maud Hill Family Foundation, St. Paul, Minn.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.