ERIC Number: ED109963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
Instituting Competency-Based Degree Programs in a Large Public University. Curriculum of Attainments.
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Educational Design.
The principal concept of the Curriculum of Attainments (COA) is that college degrees are awarded on the basis of demonstrated competencies without regard to the amount of time required to attain them. The method of curriculum reform advocated in the COA project is the establishment and expansion of small pilot programs within existing departmental structures. Through the continuing development of exportable self-instructional materials, an open university may be attained that may significantly reduce the time required for on-campus residence required for the degree. This document discusses issues related to the COA program. Included are: (1) instituting competency-based degree programs in a large public university; (2) reasons for the curriculum of attainments; (3) COA program planning and implementation at the departmental level: a matter of commitment and contribution; (4) competencies and their assessment; (5) thoughts on mentoring with tongue-in-cheek; (6) instituting competency-based degree programs in a large public university; (7) COA evaluation activities, 1974-1975. Appendixes include COA student learning profile, learning package evaluation questionnaire, mentor activity chart, attainment-based transcript, and brochure. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Educational Design.