ERIC Number: ED093337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul-23
Reference Count: N/A
Evergreen: Profile of a New College.
Coombs, Don H.; Prevel, James J.
Evergreen State College is an unprecedented flexible, sophisticated educational instrument designed to avoid depersonalization. Students are treated as responsible adults and are expected to work closely, as colleagues, with their teachers. Curriculum planning reflects the belief that graduates would change their career pattern and life styles at least three times during their adult years. Instruction is grouped under natural sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities, instead of by departments. Courses are multidisciplinary and must be relevant not only to today's society but to the problems of future generations. Grades are based on narrative achievement reports instead of letter grades. The academic program is divided between coordinated and contractual studies."Access" is the key work for the generic multimedia workshop library. Audio tapes and books share adjoining shelves, with thousands of visuals stored on microfiche. Television monitors and computer time-shared terminals are available for student use. Equipment checkout ranges from slide projectors to video cameras and VTR's. The library media production facility includes graphic artists and technicians; two complete television production studios; "hands-on" filmmaking equipment; and, in addition to musical instruments, a complete audio studio. (WCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Media and Technology.
Identifiers - Location: Washington