ERIC Number: ED089613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
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Collegiality, Community, and the Climate for Learning at Ottawa University. Final Report to the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Shumway, Keith C.
After three years of study, planning and preparation, Ottawa University instituted a new program of education in the Fall of 1970. The essential focus is upon the undergraduate and the learning process via an integrative interdisciplinary basic program which extends beyond the usual classroom limitations. The program is humanistically oriented and deals with seminal figures and problems. The goals sought by the program include modification of students' values and perceptions toward more comprehensive and humane ends. The accomplishment of these goals is sought within a collegiate environment which stresses the inherent value of this undergraduate program in contrast to a program which is merely transitional and preparatory for graduate and professional education. Ottawa University received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue the implementation of the new plan of education. Specific activities emphasized summer faculty workshops; faculty forums and mini-retreats through the course of the project; several total staff and faculty retreats; some use of external consultants and evaluators; employment of key visiting faculty; and attention to varied teaching and learning strategies. These elements are treated in the narrative report and in appendices. A final appendix includes sample syllabi of the interdisciplinary common core. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ottawa Univ., KS.