ERIC Number: ED191375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Current Practices in Field Experience Education. Michigan State University 1977-1978.
Duley, John S.
During the 1978 winter term, the Learning and Evaluation Service of Michigan State University initiated, in collaboration with the Council for the Advancement of Experiential Learning (CAEL), an institutional development program in field experience education. Purposes of the study were to describe the nature and extent of field experience education, important educational goals of these programs, kinds of administrative arrangements and academic practices employed, and possible use for projecting the University's institutional development program. A survey interview schedule, based on a CAEL questionnaire, was administered to 89 faculty offering the 172 programs which met definitional criteria for the study. A total of 106 programs were reported. The following items were assessed: type of program, rationale, educational goals, management processes, assessment procedures, average amount of credit per program, student placement in programs, monitoring techniques, faculty compensation, and debriefing procedures. Faculty members sometimes felt that their work was not regarded as important by more traditional peers, and there were complaints about transportation, insurance, the elimination of duplication of services, and the approaching of agencies for placement by more than one program in the University. An appendix lists all courses that met the definitional criteria of the study. (DC)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Instruction, College Planning, Faculty College Relationship, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Instructional Innovation, Nontraditional Education, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Experience, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Learning and Evaluation Service.