ERIC Number: ED057340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-1
Minnesota Metropolitan State College. Prospectus II.
Sweet, David E.; And Others
This document describes a new type of college; it is divided into seven chapters. Chapter I describes the Minnesota Metropolitan State College (MMSC) as a college with the entire metropolitan area as its campus, which admits students and awards them degrees on the basis of demonstrated competence and not on the basis of credit hours accumulated or courses taken. Chapter II points out that the new kinds of students that MMSC will serve include adults who have dropped out of college but who have the potential and desire to complete degrees and adults who have acquired the equivalent of the first two years of college through work or other experience. Chapter III emphasizes that the college will use facilities already available and spread throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area, including libraries, museums, and churches. Chapter IV describes the major portion of the MMSC faculty as persons from the metropolitan community with full-time responsibilities unconnected with the college, whose key quality must be a commitment to teaching the kinds of students who will enroll in the college. Chapter V emphasizes that the education offered will be competence-based, i.e., degrees will be awarded to students who demonstrate competencies in five areas: basic learning skills, personal growth, civic skills, vocational skills, and cultural-recreational skills. Chapter VI outlines the pilot program, and Chapter VII discusses college administration and governance. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Faculty, College Students, Colleges, Curriculum Design, Degrees (Academic), Educational Facilities, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Individual Development, Institutional Administration, Pilot Projects, Skill Development, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Urban Areas
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Metropolitan State Coll., St. Paul.