ERIC Number: ED057778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-3
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The College Group Concept at Oakton Community College: Ends and Means. A Report to the Board of Trustees.
Jordan, Richard L.
Oakton Community College (Illinois) opened in 1970 with the proviso to have five or six groupings of professionals directly concerned with the learning process. To meet stated goals, two basic departures from the usual academic practice were (1) to hire a minimum of line administrators, and (2) to abandon subject area departments and organization. Faculty and students were organized into "college groups" for administrative purposes. Within the cluster arrangement each faculty member in the group has responsibility for each student assigned to that group. Opportunity exists for individual clusters to evolve their own identity and uniqueness. An Administrative Council comprised of Deans of Faculties, Student Personnel and Business Affairs advises the President. The college groups under the leadership of the Council constitute the core of the college. The cluster system permits each student to choose the way he learns as well as what courses he takes. Non-punitive grading is achieved by relinquishing "E" and "F" grades and allowing students to complete courses on their own time table. To allow for more courses and flexible scheduling, a quarter system is planned for 1972-73 school calendar. Planned methods of measuring success include follow-up studies, faculty surveys, student test scores and cost analysis data. (MN)
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Authoring Institution: Oakton Community Coll., Morton Grove, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois