ERIC Number: ED306782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-16
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of the General Education Curriculum in State Universities and Community Colleges. Report and Recommendations of the Postsecondary Education Planning Commission. 1989, Report 4.
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
The Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission was directed to assess the general education curriculum in the state's public community colleges and state universities with particular regard to implementation of State Board Rule 6A-10.030, FAC (Gordon Rule) and other state policies. Four sections present: general education curriculum reforms and requirements; the student survey; the transcript analysis; and conclusions and recommendations. The transcript analysis shows that state university students who completed the Gordon Rule requirements scored significantly higher on the College-Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST) mathematics and essay subtests than students who had not completed this requirement prior to taking CLAST. Seven recommendations include the following: an expanded transcript analysis involving computerized student transcripts and at least 50% of Florida's universities and community colleges should be conducted in 1991; state policymakers should not depend primarily on institutional grades as a yardstick or reliable measure of educational competence; and each state university and community college should examine its institutional policies and procedures to ensure that students are in compliance with Rule 6A-10.30, FAC. Appended are copies of the student survey instrument and student comments. Tables and figures are included. Contains 11 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Academic Records, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, General Education, Higher Education, Program Evaluation, Public Colleges, Questionnaires, State Standards, State Surveys, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Student Characteristics
Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, 304 Knott Building, Department of Education, Tallahassee, FL 32301.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Postsecondary Education Planning Commission, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida