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ERIC Number: ED114021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep-3
Pages: 35
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Report of the Faculty Curriculum Committee of Red Ink College on the Proposition of Adopting a Three-Year Baccalaureate.
Hoffman, Allan M.
Red Ink College is a hypothetical, private, coeducational institution located in the northeastern United States. The college is operating at a deficit that increases each year. A faculty curriculum committee is investigating the idea of introducing a time-shortened baccalaureate. Considerations involved in the decisionmaking are the history of early experiments with the three-year baccalaureate, the relevance of the time-shortened programs, the maturity of the students, college-level work offered at secondary schools, the economics of the time-shortened program, the concept of education for the whole man, general education, possible savings for the college, and the possible effects of the program on personnel. The faculty committee recommends that a three-year B.A. degree used solely to meet the financial needs of the Red Ink College is not a viable solution if it tends to devalue the competencies of the degree. However, as a means of making education more relevant to the changing times in this country, the three-year B.A. has tremendous possibilities at Red Ink College. A three-year baccalaureate could be established by the elimination of all professional courses from the undergraduate program. The current instructional staff could be retained by shifting of professors from what has traditionally been considered upper-level-type courses to those courses that would be incorporated into the time-shortened sequences, and by rethinking and justifying current courses and programs. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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