ERIC Number: ED124031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Progress by Examination. Hampshire College Progress Report. No. 2.
von der Lippe, Robert
The concept of progress by examination at Hampshire College is discussed in one of a series of progress reports on the college in its attempt to redefine the nature of liberal arts education. A student's academic progress is measured by examinations rather than by credit hours and grades. The system has been enthusiastically supported by the faculty and the indications are for continued support. The role of advising by faculty members is examined, and student responsibilities outlined. They include assignment to advising centers, examination proposals, and transcripting. Post-graduate placement is also described. Strengths and weaknesses of the system are considered. Outside evaluations have reinforced the college's notion that the examination or evaluation process contributed strongly to the college's overall objective of increasing the student's autonomy and independence as a learner, not just in the classroom, but in everyday life. It is noted that whether this new and innovative process will continue and grow depends more on the ability and success of the graduates than on any evaluative technique. (LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hampshire Coll., Amherst, MA.