ERIC Number: ED195316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Renewal for the Eighties: A Proposal for Maintaining Curricular Excellence at Triton College.
Triton Coll., River Grove, IL.
The results of a study conducted at Triton College to assess its curriculum in light of current educational research are presented in this report. The first section describes the structure and charge of the Curriculum Study Committee, as well as its activities, which included a month of individual study of several books and articles relating to curriculum research and development, and weekly meetings throughout the 1978-79 and 1979-80 academic years. Each subsequent section presents an overview of the findings of the committee, based on general trends reflected in the literature and an examination of current practices at Triton, and its recommendations for improvement. The 17 areas investigated by the committee were: (1) institutional goals and objectives; (2) degree designations; (3) general education curriculum; (4) the assessment of basic skills competency among entering students; (5) course numbering; (6) maintenance of credit hour value in the face of nontraditional learning modes; (7) program and course content; (8) grading; (9) assessment of graduate competencies; (10) articulation with high schools and universities; (11) course duplication within the curriculum; (12) citizen advisory committees; (13) continuing adult education; (14) student affairs; (15) planning and development of nontraditional learning experiences; (16) the learning resource center; and (17) cultural activities. A bibliography is appended. (JP)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), College Credits, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Course Content, Cultural Activities, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Degrees (Academic), General Education, Grading, Learning Resources Centers, Literature Reviews, Nontraditional Education, Organizational Objectives, Program Content, Student Personnel Services, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Triton Coll., River Grove, IL.