ERIC Number: ED104292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Two Years of the Small College: An Experiment in Student Centered Education.
Grabiner, Judith, Ed.
The Small College, the innovative unit of California State College, was established to test whether a substantial number of students could accelerate their progress toward the Bachelor of Arts degree. In the process of the experiment, it was hoped that the Small College would develop programs that could be of value to other colleges. The Small College opened in the academic year 1972-73, with the support of the Carnegie Corporation and the Office of New Program Development and Evaluation of the California State University and College System. As of fall 1974, the Small College had an enrollment of 285 students and a faculty of 15. The Small College faculty, in this document, seeks to communicate to the higher education community what the program has accomplished to date. Specific examples are given to convey a detailed sense of what is happening within the program and to illustrate its general purposes. Chapters cover: new approaches to curriculum; an alternative to freshman composition; interdisciplinary courses; less time, more options: (intensity week, variable unit courses, student-taught courses, peer tutoring, self-pacing); and the conclusions covering mentors and focusing on the student. Appendixes include examples of general education courses, areas of concentration, examples of individually taught interdisciplinary courses, examples of team-taught interdisciplinary courses, results of the student questionnaire, and some statistics about Small College students. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Coll., Dominguez Hills.