ERIC Number: ED176698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Undergraduate Education in the South.
O'Connell, William R., Jr., Ed.
Focus in this report is on ways to improve the learning process in higher education through programs aimed at the improvement of college teachers and college teaching methods. Divided in two sections (Regional Action for Change and Resources for Change), various authors present information on target areas for improvement. Such areas include competency-based education, programs for faculty improvement, improving instruction for undergraduates, and the development of human resources. Some changes suggested are: (1) off-campus education in the form of internship programs as well as credit given for past learning; (2) variations in the duration of education, such as the three-year bachelor's degree; (3) increased student participation in program development; and (4) changes and variations in teaching methods in the form of tutorial programs, independent study, and use of the media. Several methods of implementing change were adapted such as: a clearinghouse of information about programs of change and new directions; study areas in which change is contemplated or is taking place; establishment of authoritative bodies charged with making recommendations for change; and a program of information directed to those influential segments of the community likely to be interested in promoting educational change. Future SREB plans consist of putting into action the recommendations and ideas within this report. A listing of the regional resources for change in undergraduate education is appended. (LC)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Instruction, College Students, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Nontraditional Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
Southern Regional Education Board, 130 Sixth St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30313
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.