ERIC Number: ED343498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
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The Development of a Handbook for the Undecided Major at the State University of New York College at Purchase.
Wilkie, Dana A.
This practicum report describes design and development of a handbook to help undecided students at the State University of New York College at Purchase explore possible choices of major fields of study. In order to determine what elements should be included in the handbook, a search of the literature on handbook content and development process and a solicitation of input from the director of career development and the vice president of student affairs were conducted as well as a review of sample handbooks from several small, liberal arts institutions similar to Purchase. The importance of planning in developing a handbook was demonstrated as was the value of clear communications between all impacted individuals. The handbook itself is appended. It includes sections on: the school's mission and philosophy; self-awareness and life objectives; a description of 23 majors and related careers; information on procedures for declaring or changing a major; and suggestions on getting to know one's faculty advisor and sources of further advice. (31 references) (JB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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