ERIC Number: ED311776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Undergraduate Experience. Final Report.
Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.
The final report of an 18-month study on the undergraduate experience by the Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education is presented. The principal focus is academic matters, and one intention is to support requests for funding which, when combined with existing and reallocated resources, will form the fiscal basis for strengthening the undergraduate experience. Forty-four recommendations are made within 12 sections: access and admissions criteria (e.g. share information to improve student preparedness); assessing entry-level skills (e.g. mandatory assessment of students' basic skills); meeting the needs of students (e.g. required placement in developmental instruction); student support services (e.g. institutional data collection and analysis); standards for college-level work (e.g. courses to improve basic study skills); degree standards (e.g. standards for satisfactory academic progress); general education component (e.g. minimum requirements for general education); major and elective components (e.g. strengthening honors programs); assessing institutional outcomes (e.g. use of assessment to improve teaching and learning); professional development initiatives (e.g. state database and clearinghouse); technology in the classroom (e.g. improved access to equipment); and graduate teaching assistants (e.g. student access to faculty). Lists of members of the culminating study group, members of the planning committee, and members of the working groups are appended. Contains approximately 81 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Basic Skills, College Admission, College Faculty, College Students, Degrees (Academic), Educational Technology, Faculty Development, General Education, Higher Education, Learning, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Outcomes of Education, Services, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study
Massachusetts Board of Regents, 1 Ashburton Place, Room 619, McCormack Building, Boston, MA 02108.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts