ERIC Number: ED063904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Undergraduate Curriculum Evaluation: A Study of Eight Undergraduate Curriculum Structures at Twenty-Six Colleges.
Levine, Arthur E.; Weingart, John R.
The undergraduate curriculum in liberal arts colleges has become extremely standardized in the past 20 years in spite of demands for educational experimentation and reform. This document presents an examination of 6 undergraduate curriculum structures at 26 liberal arts colleges to determine the amount of reform actually taking place. The 8 structures are: advising, general education, faculty structure and concentration, course and comprehensive examinations, extradepartmental curricular inputs, and grading. The result is a handbook analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the curricular features examined. All of the structures suffered from the reluctance of students to use unstructured or self-directed mechanisms and the primary faculty commitment to departmental or professional activities. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA.