ERIC Number: ED158812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
General Education in a Changing Society. General Education Program, Basic Skills Requirements, Standards of Academic Progress at Miami-Dade Community College.
Lukenbill, Jeffrey D.; McCabe, Robert H.
This document presents the results of Miami-Dade Community College's three-year effort to design a general education program for the community college. A rationale, definition, and 26 goals for general education introduce the revised programs and requirements in three areas: (1) basic skills requirements, (2) the general education program, and (3) standards of academic progress. The requirement for demonstrated proficiency in basic skills before degree award is discussed; procedures for assessment of basic skills at entrance, requirements for computation skills and reading and writing skills, the testing of hearing, speech, and sight disorders, and faculty responsibility for these communication goals are reviewed. The "survival vs. enrichment" and "quality" issues in associate degree programs are examined, followed by an outline of requirements for the associate in arts, associate in science, and associate in general studies degrees. Support services are described, including academic advisement, resources for developmental programs, credit by examination, and evaluation of the general education program. Standards of academic progress and resources and procedures for students in academic difficulty are outlined. A concluding discussion of the implementation process for the new requirements and changes in the general education program is presented with a timetable which marks full implementation for the Miami-Dade program in fall 1981. (MB)
Descriptors: Academic Probation, Academic Standards, Ancillary Services, Associate Degrees, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Degree Requirements, Educational Quality, Enrichment, General Education, Testing, Two Year Colleges
Auxiliary Services, Miami-Dade College, 11011 S.W. 104th Street, Miami, Florida 33176
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.