ERIC Number: ED246739
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Block Plan: A Preliminary Report on a Ten-Year Evaluation of the Colorado College Block Plan Format for Intensive Study.
Heist, Paul; Taylor, Maxwell F.
Information on the Colorado College Plan, students and faculty at Colorado College, and reactions to the Colorado College Plan is presented. The plan is a revised curricular program, a main feature of which is the division of the academic year into nine blocks. Students take one course per block, faculty members teach a single course, and varied learning styles are accommodated. Surveys of faculty and students were conducted during four consecutive spring seasons beginning in 1974. In addition, longitudinal studies during 1973-1979 focused on student's backgrounds, orientations, experiences, learning, and general development; the faculty and their involvements in the instructional program; and the function and operation of the plan and the effect on the institution. The history of the early development of the plan is described, along with nonacademic affairs (e.g., the leisure program, admissions, the library). Information on the characteristics of the student body is presented, along with the results of studies on student changes, faculty attitudes and teaching practices. Appended materials include: a proposal for the establishment of an assessment committee, a list of extracurricular events and attendance, and information on the Omnibus Personality Inventory scales. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Coll., Colorado Springs.