ERIC Number: ED289403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
Non-Traditional and Interdisciplinary Programs: Selected Papers from the Annual Conference of Non-Traditional and Interdisciplinary Programs (5th, Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 4-6, 1987).
McGuinness, Kathleen, Comp.
Nearly 100 conference papers from the George Mason University annual conference on nontraditional and interdisciplinary studies are presented. The are grouped into 14 categories: (1) assessment of prior learning, which includes "Lifelong Learning: Integrating the Liberal Arts and Experience in Adult General Education" (J. Gary Bernhard) and "Partnerships in Assessing Prior Learning: A Model College Union Program" (Hugh B. Hammett); (2) evaluation outcomes, including "Strengthening Adult Learning through Program Review: An Institutional Case Study" (Robert L. Norris); (3) corporate/university linkages, which includes "Using Instructional Television To Bring the University to the Corporate World" (Joan De Rooy) and "The Joint Partnership Role of Continuing Education and Labor-Management in Corporate America" (Robert B. Leiter); (4) honors programs, including "Social Constructionist Approach to Curriculum as an Integrative Dialogue" (Tim McCracken); (5) interdisciplinary undergraduate programs, including "Creating an Interdisciplinary College Minor" (Joy Cantrell) and "Guidelines for Non-Traditional Interdisciplinary Curricula" (Donald B. Pribor); (6) issues in interdisciplinary graduate programs, including "An Individualized Master of Arts Program in Interdisciplinary Studies" (Alfred Cohn); (7) military programs, including "Bachelor Degrees for Soldiers (BDFS) Systems" (Clinton L. Anderson); (8) related issues in non-traditional education, including "Kinderskills: Unique Intergenerational and Interdisciplinary Program of Skill Instruction" (Linda M. Carson) and "Planned Inertia: The Struggles of Two Experimental Colleges" (Gi Gardner); (9) teaching the teachers: a response to the call for quality, including "Instructional Strategies for Non-Traditional Learners" (Walter V. Hanclosky) and "Support Mechanisms for Part-Time Faculty at the School of Visual Arts" (Mark Salmon); (10) teaching writing across the curriculum, including "The Role of Writing in Interdisciplinary Programs" (Katherine K. Gottschalk); (11) technology and non-traditional interdisciplinary programs, including "The Electronic Seminar: Distance Education by Computer Conferencing" (Lowell Roberts); (12) the ascent of older, new students and other issues in the non-traditional/interdisciplinary education of adults, including "Values, Decision-Making and Power: An Interdisciplinary Course for the Adult Learner" (Dineh Moghdam Davis); (13) undergraduate interdisciplinary courses, including "Biological and Literary Interpretations of the Nature of Man" (Frank P. Riga and Kenneth R. Barker); and (14) ways of knowing interdisciplinary issues in the liberal arts, including "Integrating Science and the Humanities for Career-Oriented Students" (Stephen Gottlieb and Robert Martinez). Each paper includes a bibliography. (KM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Continuing Education, Corporate Education, Educational Technology, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Honors Curriculum, Individualized Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Military Personnel, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Outcomes of Education, Prior Learning, Program Evaluation, Reentry Students, School Business Relationship, Student Evaluation, Undergraduate Study, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA.