ERIC Number: ED207415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Project Lodestar Special Report.
Brown, Peggy, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v3 n8 Aug 1981
The Association of American Colleges' (AAC) Project Lodestar is addressed in an article and descriptions of the pilot phase of the project at 13 institutions. In "Project Lodestar: Realistically Assessing the Future," Peggy Brown provides an overview of the project, which is designed to help colleges and universities in assessment of institutional missions and goals, administrative structures, and overall curriculum. To provide this assessment AAC sends teams of consultants to member institutions requesting assistance. By learning what are successful approaches to reviewing curriculum and conducting a self-study, AAC hopes to develop a guide for examining the mission and curriculum needs of various types of institutions. The following institutional projects are described: academic divisions and curriculum planning at Birmingham-Southern College, Alabama; new developments in graduate studies at Sonoma State University, California; interinstitutional cooperation at College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, Minnesota; restructuring the general education curriculum at Rutgers University, University College-Newark; general education planning at Trinity College, Vermont; interinstitutional relationships and transfer student articulation at DePaul University, Illinois; development of interdisciplinary seminars at Marymount Manhattan College, New York; General education review at Elon College, North Carolina; curriculum review at Trinity College, Connecticut; planning for the future at Mount Vernon College, Washington, DC; academic planning at Hartwick College, New York; revised general education curriculum at Gwynedd-Mercy College, Pennsylvania; and special studies program at East Carolina University, North Carolina. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), Church Related Colleges, College Planning, College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Consultation Programs, Curriculum Evaluation, Degree Requirements, Developmental Studies Programs, Elective Courses, General Education, Governance, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Policy Formation, Private Colleges, Religious Education, School Organization, Seminars, State Universities, Undergraduate Study, Womens Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.