ERIC Number: ED345773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
General Education: A Focus for the 90's. BHCC Community Response to Summer 1990 Report on General Education.
Bunker Hill Community Coll., Boston, MA.
In the fall of 1989, the president of Massachusetts' Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) called for volunteers to serve on a General Education (GE) Task Force which would review the state of GE at the College. The task force conducted a literature search and surveys of BHCC faculty and students, as well as other community colleges. The result of the task force's efforts, along with those of a GE Review Steering Committee, was a report which launched BHCC's overall effort to reform its curriculum. In the fall of 1990, the entire college community was involved in providing insights concerning the report's findings and recommendations. The GE Review Steering Committee prepared this report of the responses of the BHCC community to the summer 1990 report. The report provides the following sections: chapter 1 summarizes the questionnaire responses to each of the eight survey items; chapter 2 describes the extent of BHCC community participation in round table discussions sponsored by the GE Review Steering Committee; and chapter 3 presents two alternate reports (minority reports) to the summer 1990 report on GE, including "A Guide to the Perplexed with Apologies to Aquinas and Maimonides," by Peter E. Siegel, and "Some Goals of General Education," by Jeffrey Bowe. Appendixes list the review participants, report the degree of participation of departments and administrative offices, and provide a copy of the questionnaire. (JMC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, College Planning, Committees, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Research, Educational Change, General Education, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bunker Hill Community Coll., Boston, MA.