ERIC Number: ED306852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Coppin Critical Reading Project of Coppin State College.
Kelley, Delores G.
The Coppin Critical Reading Project at Coppin State College, Maryland is designed to help undergraduate students to become critical readers across a wide range of disciplines through the introduction of significant texts into the general education curriculum, through analysis of these texts from the perspective of the humanities, and through related faculty development activities. To realize such program outcomes, the project director and eight faculty participants underwent two semesters of faculty development experiences, and integrated readings from several significant texts into eight targeted general education courses. Project activities were spread over five semesters as follows: Spring 1988, weekly seminars analyzing texts explicating major epistemological positions; Summer 1988, seminars analyzing specific texts focusing on argumentative structure, major themes/issues, and literary genres for the purpose of textual analyses; Fall 1988, weekly seminars to share challenges and outcomes of various implementation strategies; Spring 1989, make adjustments in syllabi, negotiate curriculum changes, participate in seminars on sharing strategies and insights, and conduct workshops for Coppin faculty; and Summer 1989, assess project accomplishments, get student reactions, and analyze feedback. Two appendices provide a schedule of internal activities for the summer of 1988 Coppin State College Critical Reading Project and a copy of the student evaluation form. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; Coppin State Coll., Baltimore, MD.