ERIC Number: ED260657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Strategies for Relating Career Preparation and Liberal Learning. An Assessment of the Eleven Projects in the Foundation's Grant Series in Higher Education. A Northwest Area Foundation Higher Education Report.
Rice, R. Eugene
College projects designed to relate career preparation and liberal learning that were funded by the Northwest Area Foundation's "Balancing Career Preparation and Liberal Learning" grant series are described. The types of projects and the 11 participating colleges are as follows: career clusters for liberal arts students (University of Iowa); the faculty advising role (Carleton College, Clarke College, Northwestern College); student internships (Montana State, Clarke); faculty nonacademic internships (St. Olaf College); interdisciplinary senior seminars on social issues (Gonzaga University); career concentrations (Northwestern College); a career and life planning course (Gustavus Adolphus College); identifying career-related liberal arts skills (Clarke, Gustavus Adolphus); strengthening career development resources (Jamestown College); a college for working adults (Minneapolis Community College); and college-business cooperation in work-site education (General College, University of Minnesota). Conclusions about the relationship of liberal learning and meaningful work are included, along with: brief comments of project directors; names of project contacts and external evaluators; and an annotated resource list which includes publications from the "Liberal Learning and Careers" project of the Association of American Colleges. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Career Planning, College Faculty, College Students, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Experiential Learning, Faculty Advisers, Financial Support, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Liberal Arts, Nontraditional Education, Occupational Aspiration, Philanthropic Foundations, Program Evaluation, School Business Relationship, Skill Development
Northwest Area Foundation, West 975 First National Bank Building, Saint Paul, MN 55101-1373.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, MN.