ERIC Number: ED260622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The SCUE White Paper on Undergraduate Education.
Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Student Committee on Undergraduate Education.
Critical areas of undergraduate education are discussed, and creative suggestions for maintaining excellence in Pennsylvania education are offered by the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE) at the University of Pennsylvania. Specific topics include: the curriculum, advising, teaching, residential life, and admissions. The suggestions concern: (1) program changes or additions, (2) areas that deserve extended study by the university, and (3) comprehensive proposals for development or transformation of large programs. To facilitate cultural understanding, a program consisting of four courses concentrating on a past era of society is proposed. Also considered are: the role of arts and sciences distributional guidelines, the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum, the School of Engineering and Applied Science curriculum, and the School of Nursing curriculum. Information is included on the needs, goals, emphases, and trends of the freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior years. Proposals concern: a major university conference on the effective communication of knowledge, five student residential options, and a revision of the admissions process to seek diverse applicants and to give greater weight to possible nonacademic contributions to the university. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Change Strategies, College Admission, College Curriculum, College Housing, College Instruction, College Students, Commuting Students, Core Curriculum, Educational Innovation, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Nursing Education, On Campus Students, Student Organizations, Teacher Student Relationship, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Student Committee on Undergraduate Education.