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ERIC Number: ED198840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Emphasis on Excellence.
Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.
Miami-Dade Community College's (MDCC's) Emphasis on Excellence program is described in this report as a comprehensive effort initiated in January 1979 to encourage high-ability students and to provide the community with a greater scope of educational and cultural opportunities. After introductory material outlining specific program objectives, the report describes seven of its components: (1) Scholar's Grants in the form of matriculation fee waivers for area high school graduates who ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class; (2) Academic Achievement Grants, which are awarded annually to 100 outstanding MDCC students; (3) the Distinguished Visiting Professor Series, which provides students and faculty with an opportunity to hear guest lecturers with international reputations in their fields; (4) the Creative Focus program, which provides students, the community, and area high schools with access to the performing arts through theater productions and classes; (5) the Governor's Summer School for the Gifted and Talented, during which MDCC faculty provide college-level instruction to the area's top high school students; (6) efforts to internationalize the general education and humanities curricula in response to the multi-national profile of the student body; and (7) an Honors Program for the most highly motivated students. For each component, the report examines goals, operations, and accomplishments to date. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.