ERIC Number: ED227182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Developmental Needs of the Early College Student.
Simon's Rock Early Coll., Great Barrington, MA.
This report describes a faculty development project carried out from 1978 to 1980 at Simon's Rock of Bard College, an experimental program for the younger than average college student. The project had three aims: (1) to develop practical methods of determining a student's position with respect to cognitive, moral, and ego development and to track entering freshmen across the first 2 years of their college experience, (2) to introduce faculty and administrators to cognitive-developmental theory and applications, and (3) to critique existing courses and co-curricular activities specifically addressed to meet students' developmental needs. The report provides a summary of the project, a project overview, and general background information. Three major interrelated components of the project are then reviewed: (1) student assessment; (2) faculty development; and (3) curriculum and program development. Finally, research outcomes of the project are discussed. These focus on the issues of student psychological development and curriculum (including planning, class size, assignments, advising, extracurricular and community life, perspectives on women, and general education). Other grant activities carried out under the faculty development grant are also briefly described. (WAM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Simon's Rock Early Coll., Great Barrington, MA.