ERIC Number: ED115197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Competency: Alternatives For Achievement. The First Year.
Our Lady of the Lake College (OLL) has been engaged since early 1974 in coordinated development of a competency-based learning program. After tracing the program's evolution from its beginnings in 1971, described are: (1) competency formulation, evaluation and curriculum; (2) experimental programs - the Mentor Program and the Personal Development Seminar; (3) academic support systems - the Assessment Center and the Learning Center; (4) administrative support system - coordination and design; (5) dissemination of information - within the OLL community and to outside audiences; (6) the futures - the second year of the project and follow-up funding. While the first year of the project seems a successful one in terms of short-term objectives, it is more difficult to analyze progress toward the project's long-range objectives. Some of these objectives cannot be fully assessed until the first students graduate from the competency program. Some results at this time indicate that there is an increased interest in curriculum and educational process among faculty, students, and administrators. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Our Lady of the Lake Coll., San Antonio, TX.