ERIC Number: ED259771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Miami-Dade Community College 1984 Institutional Self-Study. Volume III: Academic Policies and Curriculum Reforms (Core Courses, Distribution Courses and Electives, Student Flow).
Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.
Part of a systematic, in-depth assessment of Miami-Dade Community College's (MDCC's) educational programs, student support systems, and selected campus-level activities, this volume of the college's institutional self-study report examines the impact and effectiveness of MDCC's academic policies and curriculum reforms. Introductory material provides a background to the study, a history of general education at MDCC, a discussion of student flow through the educational system, and a description of evaluation methods. The following sections present the results of the evaluation of impact of reforms in three areas: core courses, distribution courses and electives, and student flow. Each section includes an abstract of the self-study, information on the background of the study, descriptive data, information on methodology, results and conclusions, and recommendations and projections. Finally, a summary of the study is presented, indicating that the new general education program at MDCC has found widespread approval from faculty, staff, administrators, students, and the community, and that areas for future investigation and possible modification include grade inflation, unrealistic student expectations, and lack of understanding of core course objectives by students. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL.