ERIC Number: ED235738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Quality of Education in Small Colleges: Colleges of Pride, Determination and Optimism. A Study of The Brunswick Foundation's Small College Program.
Brunswick Foundation, Inc., Skokie, IL.
The quality of education in small colleges is considered, and Brunswick Foundation's Small College Program is described. After an overview concerning problems of small colleges (those with enrollments of 2,000 and less), attention is directed to the Small College Program, which provides grants to reward colleges undertaking exceptional action programs. The Foundation's surveys of small colleges to determine their major concerns are described, and examples of typical survey questions and responses are provided. Views of the Foundation on quality in higher education, techniques for judging or measuring quality, and who should assess quality are explained. Additionally, small colleges' responses to the Foundations's quality of education surveys are examined, based on a university team's analysis of survey results. Schools' definitions of quality are identified as follows: the qualities of the persons graduated by the college, the educational process, and a specialty focus (academic program or a group of learners with special needs). The schools' orientations are also considered: traditional liberal arts, both liberal arts and career education, or only career preparation. Additional topics include alumni outcomes, faculty development, and support services basic to educational quality. (SW)
Descriptors: Alumni, Ancillary School Services, Career Education, College Faculty, College Programs, Educational Benefits, Educational Objectives, Educational Quality, Evaluation Criteria, Grants, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Philanthropic Foundations, Private Financial Support, Recognition (Achievement), School Surveys, Small Colleges
The Brunswick Foundation, One Brunswick Plaza, Skokie, IL 60077.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brunswick Foundation, Inc., Skokie, IL.