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ERIC Number: ED068015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 16
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Student-Designed Curricula: The Graduate and Professional School Reaction.
Koren, Claudine Schweber
In the spring of 1969 a new major program was begun at the State University of New York at Buffalo in which students were allowed to design their own majors if they elected to do so. All majors were to be approved by 2 faculty members and a Special Major Committee. The question arose as to how graduate and professional schools would react to this major program when considering a student for admission. It was found through a survey of the 58 graduate departments and professional schools at SUNY-Buffalo that the student who designs his own program will be accepted to a graduate department or professional school provided he can initially compete with others on standardized measurements (grade average, letters of recommendation, standardized exams), and he documents his worth and that of his endeavor to the admissions personnel. Most graduate departments and professional schools are only beginning to perceive the differences between student-designed programs and university-designed ones. Thus, they are somewhat hesitant, the sciences slightly more so, to embrace these new, less conventional programs. (HS)
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