ERIC Number: ED066137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Reform on Campus, Changing Students, Changing Academic Programs.
Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.
This document presents a discussion of and recommendations concerning the need for reform in today's colleges and universities. A main theme is the desirability of a greater diversity of programs to match the greater diversity of students and the myriad careers and life interests they choose to follow and to fulfill the many additional expectations that society has come to have of colleges and universities as it seeks constant self-renewal through new ideas and talents. Some of the recommendations are: (1) preservation and extension of the diversity of programs among and within colleges and universities; (2) a new emphasis on a broad learning experience at the undergraduate level while creating more options for such experiences from among which students may select; (3) provision of more relevant curricula field by field; (4) a reemphasis on the importance of teaching; (5) the incorporation of student views into the process of deciding on the curriculum and in evaluating teaching; (6) greater attention to advising; (7) a reexamination of graduate education; and (8) creation of processes that encourage continuing innovation and its evaluation. (HS)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Evaluation, Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Student Centered Curriculum
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Hightstown, New Jersey 08520 ($2.95)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie Commission on Higher Education , Berkeley, CA.