ERIC Number: ED306878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
An Undergraduate, Interdisciplinary Program in Gerontology.
Puglisi, J. Thomas
The program development project described in this report was undertaken at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to develop faculty expertise and experience in undergraduate teaching in gerontology and to lay the foundation for an interdisciplinary, undergraduate minor in gerontology. Three core courses for the minor in gerontology were developed, and five faculty received experience in teaching these courses. In addition, eight faculty members were given the opportunity to develop gerontology courses specific to their own disciplines, to be taught through their home departments. Finally, a series of six faculty development colloquium seminars were conducted to stimulate interest in aging among faculty and students. The interdisciplinary minor in gerontology was formally implemented as an official university program. The program was also evaluated by an external consultants, and courses were evaluated. The program is considered successful and cost-effective. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.; North Carolina Univ., Charlotte.