ERIC Number: ED065068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The SCUE (Student Committee on Undergraduate Education) Report.
Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia.
With the annual rise in tuition costs for undergraduate students, it seems as though there should also be an increase in the quality and diversity of programs and opportunities for those same students. However, the two conditions in the past have not paralleled. For this reason, the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE) was instituted at the University of Pennsylvania to study student attitudes toward both their curricular and extracurricular campus lives, and to propose recommendations for the improvement of undergraduate education. This document reveals student attitudes toward and makes recommendations concerning (1) the general atmosphere at Penn; (2) the campus facilities; (3) the college and the college for women dichotomy; (4) student-faculty contact; (5) advising systems; (6) entrance to the major; (7) field of concentration programs; (8) size of classes; (9) problems of course orientation; (10) teaching and teachers; (11) graduate students as teachers and graders; (12) methods of testing; (13) grading and the pass/fail system; (14) the seminar system and senior colloquia; (15) independent study and auditing; (16) student evaluation of teachers and courses; (17) the role of the student in tenure decisions; and (18) the role of the student in policymaking. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia.