ERIC Number: ED217928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
An Implementation Project to Complete the Integration of an Interdisciplinary General Education Model Predicated on Certain Humanistic Assumptions. Project Performance Report for the Academic Year 1981-1982 to the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Case, Chester H.
This report describes the 1981-82 activities of the Los Medanos College (LMC) general education project, which focused on the development of guidelines for the revision, review, and evaluation of the general education program's basic tier of courses (Tier One) in the subject disciplines. First, 1981-82 project goals are specified: (1) the development of criteria that distinguish general education from non-general education courses for Tier One; (2) the revision or development of Tier One courses in light of these criteria; and (3) the recommendation for Tier One of those courses that satisfy the criteria. Next, the specific activities undertaken to accomplish these activities are discussed, which included a collegewide retreat, workshops to establish Tier One criteria, study group actions, and advisory committee activities. After a discussion of evaluation procedures, a review of project changes, and a summary of 1981-82 achievements, the report presents agendas and priorities for 1982-83. The bulk of the report consists of appendices which offer an overview of general education at LMC; basic information on the Tier One Project; listings of the project study group and General Education Committee members; a position paper on Tier One criteria and procedures for application to Tier One status; a course outline format and instructions for Tier One general education courses; a flow chart of the review and recommendation process; course outlines for astronomy and geography courses; and a list of experts consulted. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Los Medanos Coll., Pittsburg, CA.