ERIC Number: ED200288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Student Development/Classroom Collaboration.
Ward, Dale L.; Hillis, Arthur L.
The student development course described in this report is offered by Housatonic Community College (HCC) to provide students with: (1) a means of assessing their strengths and weaknesses; (2) an introduction to the social sciences and to the study of self vis-a-vis society; and (3) a means of planning career objectives. Part I of the report relates the events leading up to the development of the course and explains that the course was designed to accommodate students entering college with unclear ideas about the college experience. Part II then describes the self-assessment component of the course, in which students: review their formal and informal learning experiences, examine learning theories, discuss reasons for attending college, and practice organizing their time and improving their study skills. Part III examines the social sciences component of the course, which utilizes guest speakers to expose students to academic disciplines within the social sciences and to related subjects, such as group dynamics. Finally, Part IV describes the career development component, in which students explore career options in light of personal interests, as measured by the Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory. The appendixes contain: a course evaluation written by an older, nontraditional student; self-evaluation forms; and a course outline. (JP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Community College Social Science Association (Swan Lake, NY, April 5-7, 1981).