ERIC Number: ED076134
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
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General Studies: A Trend in Higher Education in the Seventies.
Erickson, Mildred B.; Winburne, John N.
This document provides an assessment on a national scale of academically individualized degrees. Thirty-four institutions returned a completed general studies questionnaire; however, a number of institutions indicated the questionnaire did not fit their particular program. An Interdisciplinary Degree Follow-up Questionnaire was developed and sent to these institutions. Data analyzed from both questionnaires concerned administration, development of the general studies movement, number of students, level and criteria for acceptance, student characteristics, retention, significance of degree, instruction, faculty attitudes, academic advising, academic programs and academic course titles. Results indicated the general studies degree program is increasingly important as higher education changes to meet the needs of students. (MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Univ. Coll.