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ERIC Number: ED121389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-18
Pages: 14
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Meeting the Challenge of Change.
Parsons, Michael H.
This report presents a case study of how Hagerstown Junior College (HJC) has adjusted its curriculum to meet the challenges presented by the "new" student, the needs of the community, and the need for institutional self renewal. HJC has adopted a modularized, audio-tutorial, contractual (MATC) system of instruction. This system uses diagnostic pretesting, a variety of learning experiences and instructional media, and a formal system for setting behavioral objectives. Preliminary examinations of student achievement on the basis of contract completion rates, grade distribution patterns, attrition, and student satisfaction indicate that the MATC system is an effective strategy for meeting the diversity of the "new" student population. In order to meet the needs of the community, HJC has instituted a program for prison inmates, has cooperated to provide general education courses for students of a local proprietary business college, has provided programs for the military personnel stationed at nearby Fort Ritchie, and has granted credits to students enrolled in courses offered through the Maryland College of the Air television network. Aspects of HJC's staff development program include a series of annual workshops, an instructional clinic, and a system of college funded instructional research and development. (NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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