ERIC Number: ED304951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Strengthening the Ties That Bind: Integrating Undergraduate Liberal and Professional Study. Report of the Professional Preparation Network.
Stark, Joan S.; Lowther, Malcolm A.
The integration of undergraduate liberal and professional education is discussed in the following chapters: (1) "A Call to Action"; (2) "Binding Values, Changing Times and Curricular Balance"; (3) "Seizing Opportunities for Excellence"; (4) "Defining the Educated Professional"; (5) "Extending a Constructive Debate"; and (6) "A New Spirit of Learning: A New Sense of Community." Recommendations are made concerning academic leadership, promoting faculty responsibility, and involving appropriate external agencies. Appendices list the National Advisory Panel, Network members and guests, and staff, and provides background information on the Professional/Liberal Undergraduate Self-Study (PLUSS) program, case studies, and related information. Tables illustrate four specific professional competencies and outcomes considered important by educators in eight undergraduate professional fields. Contains 36 references. (KM)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, College Curriculum, College Faculty, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, General Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Leadership Responsibility, Liberal Arts, Outcomes of Education, Professional Education, Teacher Participation, Undergraduate Study
Professional Preparation Project, 2400 School of Education Building, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Professional Preparation Network.; Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.