ERIC Number: ED357723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
SUNY 2000. College Expectations: The Report of the SUNY Task Force on College Entry-Level Knowledge and Skills.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Chancellor.
This document reports on the work of a task force charged with formulating recommendations on the kind of preparation an incoming student should have to assure successful entry to and completion of the freshman year of study at the State University of New York (SUNY). In addition, the task force was asked to specify what program of study and forms of assessment would enable the University to determine potential student qualifications. The task force recommends that students preparing to enroll in college should have entry-level skills in the areas of academic and personal support, information management, and communication, and should also have analytical or problem-solving skills. Entry-level knowledge should include humanities, arts, foreign languages, natural sciences, mathematics and technical studies, social sciences, and history. Each of these knowledge and skill areas are discussed in detail in the body of the report. The task force strongly endorses "performance-based" assessment which attempts to evaluate students by processes similar to those found in the work place. Also recommended are the establishment of a Mathematics Early Alert and Intervention Program and several changes in New York State Regents High School Curricula and Examinations. The report also suggests nine ways SUNY can encourage students to enhance the quality and productivity of their collegiate experience. Appendixes contain principles of a new compact for learning, analytical skills examples, modern languages for communications syllabus checkpoints, and knowledge area standards for mathematics. (Contains 28 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office of the Chancellor.