ERIC Number: ED219305
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Commission on College Geography. Final Report.
Lounsbury, John F.
This 1974 report describes the history of the Commission on College Geography, which was supported by the National Science Foundation. There are four major parts to the paper. Part I deals with the objectives of the commission. It was established in 1963 as an outgrowth of the work of the Liberal Education Committee appointed by the Council of the Association of American Geographers to work in various ways to improve geographic programs at the college level. Specific objectives are outlined in the paper. Part II lists the names and university affiliations of commission members and of individuals who served on panels of the commission but who were not members. Part III discusses accomplishments of the commission. These included development of communication mechanisms, organization of institutes and workshops, publications, and consulting services. Lists of the Commission's publications, including resource papers, technical papers, general series publications, and consulting services documents, are provided. The fourth and concluding part of the paper deals with evaluation. The Commission was never formally evaluated with regard to its organization and structure or the overall impact of its activities. However, it is the opinion of the authors of this paper that the basic framework of its structure and organization was sound. Also, a 1971 evaluation designed to focus primarily on the awareness and use of specific selected publications indicated that there was a high level of awareness of the publications and that they were being used by the profession with a high degree of effectiveness. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association of American Geographers, Washington, DC.