ERIC Number: ED316165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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New Center for Learning: Basic Concepts, Goals, and Contributions to ETSU.
Rees, Eileen; And Others
The New Center for Learning (NCL) at East Texas State University (ETSU), now in its 13th year, offers an alternative way for students to satisfy most of the general education requirements at ETSU via an integrated interdisciplinary curriculum. For faculty, it offers a vehicle for expanding their knowledge, improving teaching techniques, experimenting, and developing greater collegiality. The curriculum is intended to provide students with a connected view, starting with individual concerns and moving to larger social groups and ultimately the world community. NCL predates the national reform movement, using many components to achieve its goals (integrated curriculum, interdisciplinary in all courses, team-teaching, creative teaching strategies, and careful selection of faculty). The program consists of 12 3-hour courses (e.g., Self, Theories of Human Nature, American Character, Society and Values, Science and Society, and The Global Village). The NCL contribution to ETSU's goals include: financial stability (through improved student retention, recruitment and marketing potential, and revenue neutrality); faculty development; and educational excellence. An attachment discusses revenue. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: East Texas State Univ., Commerce. New Center for Learning.