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ERIC Number: ED169986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
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)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Bachelors Degrees, College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Individualized Instruction, Institutional Research, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Change, Postsecondary Education, School Surveys, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.