ERIC Number: ED114013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Commission on Academic Development.
Victoria Univ. (British Columbia).
The Commission on Academic Development, which was established to examine the goals and development of the University of Victoria, was made up of a broad spectrum of people from the academic community who are appointed by the president. The commission focused on problems and issues of primary concern to the university, such as the academic goals of the undergraduate program, academic standards, an individual approach to teaching, graduate studies, continuing education, areas of specialization, research, physical education and athletics, summer session, academic services, and the reallocation of resources. The academic goals recommended by the commission may be summarized in two main concepts: (1) the University of Victoria should be a relatively small institution pursuing the highest standards and specializing in those fields in which it has particular advantages; (2) the academic offerings of the University of Victoria should be available for and be of service to the broadest possible spectrum of the whole community of which the university is a part. The commission goes on to make more specific recommendations. (Author/KE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Achievement Rating, Admission Criteria, Adult Education, Ancillary School Services, Athletics, Development, Educational Environment, Educational Media, Educational Objectives, Enrollment, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Individualized Programs, Institutional Role, Interdisciplinary Approach, Physical Education, Professional Education, Research, Summer Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Tutorial Programs, Units of Study
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Victoria Univ. (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada