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ERIC Number: ED169986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
General College Faculty Perceptions of its Individualized Baccalaureate Degree Program. The General College Studies, Volume XV, Number 1. 1978-79.
Hansen, Evelyn Unes
In 1970, General College instituted an individualized baccalaureate (B.A.) program. In spring 1978, a survey was conducted to determine faculty attitude and opinion with respect to: (1) the quality of the individualized programs and of student performance; (2) professional development and satisfaction; (3) institutional change and development; (4) curriculum direction, development, and reform; and (5) program development and change. A total of 54 of the 96 faculty advisors responded; of respondents, two-thirds had been affiliates of the College before its metamorphosis from a two-year to a four-year institution. Study findings include the following: faculty supported the B.A. program; faculty agreed that in the development of the curriculum, the needs of the students should be, but have not been, preeminent; they were strongly agreed that the humanities, communications systems, and interdisciplinary studies were in greatest need of development; they had greater confidence in the quality of students' program planning than in their ability to demonstrate skills that are integral to the programs; most agreed on the need for policy refinements; and they agreed that the program contributed to their professional satisfaction and provided them expanded professional opportunity--strongest support in this regard existed among faculty with six to eight years of experience. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.