ERIC Number: ED058858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The New Colleges: Toward an Appraisal.
Dressel, Paul L., Ed.
This report contains an anthology of papers presented at the 26th National Conference on Higher Education held by the American Association for Higher Education. The papers present information concerning programs and developments in some of the nation's newer colleges that have grown up as a result of the demand for fewer traditional programs in higher education and more innovation and experimentation. The papers, as a whole, seem to show that it is time for in-depth evaluation and reorganization of these new colleges, for goals seem not to have been clearly defined at the outset of their creation. Many of the colleges have had to retreat to traditional curricula to maintain their existence. Others are struggling along, facing the eminent danger of closing doors with the end of each new semester. It is hoped that the efforts recorded here will encourage those colleges represented in this volume and others in similar situations to reflect deeply on their obligation to engage in evaluation, not only for the benefit of their own programs, but to provide concrete evidence upon which others may reach conclusions as to the desirability of commitment of more resources into these or other innovations. (HS)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Development, Experimental Colleges, Higher Education, Innovation
The American College Testing Program, P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 ($3.00)
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Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.; American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.