ERIC Number: ED185252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-30
Reference Count: N/A
Synthesizing the World of Work and the Liberal Arts. Career Education Program Project Performance Report. Final Report, October 1, 1977 to September 30, 1978.
Denver Univ., CO.
During the first year of a career education project, the University of Denver integrated career concepts into the programs offered by 10 of the 23 liberal arts departments. The departments were Mathematics, English, Political Science, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Mass Communications, Theatre, Physics, and Anthropology. Program goals were to provide students with counseling assistance and information on job opportunities related to their academic major. The programs designed by each of the 10 departments reflect the nature of the discipline, student needs, and the level of faculty awareness. The varied departmental approaches to implementing career education into the curriculum included student career handbooks, seminar courses, alumni surveys, internships, and class projects. Three of the departments proposed specific curriculum revisions as part of their plan to integrate career education with the traditional academic program. In addition to philosophical problems, there were operational problems in introducing career education concepts within the liberal arts setting, such as heavy faculty workloads. The University instituted a major organizational change to support the project while the departmental programs drew upon community resources to reinforce the University/community linkage. (The appendix comprising approximately three-fourths of this report includes the following: Havelock's Dissemination Model, Mathematics/Computer Science alumni questionnaire with survey results, Mathematics Career Handbook, History Career Handbook, English career advising survey instrument with results, and two papers presented by Kenneth Hoyt: Paradoxes and Potential for Career Education in Higher Education, and Some Thoughts on Career Education and the Liberal Arts.) (EM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Denver Univ., CO.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974