ERIC Number: ED054041
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Oct-30
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A Follow-Up of Psychology Majors Graduated from the LaCrosse State University, 1965-1968 for the Purpose of Evaluating the Undergraduate Psychology Program. Final Report.
Harris, Thomas M.
The purpose of this study was to survey student and graduate feelings about the undergraduate psychology curriculum in order to facilitate curriculum revision, to propose student participation in planning, and to improve student advising. The objectives were to determine: 1) the usefulness of the curriculum for graduate study or employment; 2) which courses were most useful specifically for graduate study, social work, or business; and, 3) whether the curriculum would emphasize preparation of the student for graduate study or for varied employment. A 150 item questionnaire requesting information on present activities, future goals, and an evaluation of the courses and educational experience was sent to all 74 psychology majors ever graduated from Wisconsin State University-La Crosse, and 58 present undergraduates. Twenty-seven general questions were included asking how to improve the curriculum, student-faculty relations, and balance in the Department, and inviting opinions regarding student participation in curriculum decisions, a psychology club, and other areas. It was found that the largest group of graduates goes into social work, not psychology; students desired more practical experience, field placement, and more job-related courses with only 21% having persued graduate study; and, student participation, independent study, the club were strongly favored. Tables indicate the usefulness of the individual courses with respect to graduate study, social work, and business. (Author/SBE)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Universities Consortium of Research Development, Stevens Point.