ERIC Number: ED390361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the Board of Regents State University System of Florida. Review of Programs: Architecture, Architectural Technology, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Construction and Construction Technology, Building Construction, Urban and Regional Planning.
McMinn, William G.
An evaluation and report was done on the status of programs in architecture and related fields in the Florida State University System as a follow-up to a 1983 evaluation. The evaluation involved self-studies prepared by each program and a series of site visits to each of seven campuses and two centers with programs under review. These institutions were: Florida State University (FSU) at Tallahassee, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) at Tallahassee, University of Florida at Gainesville, University of South Florida (USF) at Tampa, Florida International University (FIU) at Miami, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) at Boca Raton, University of Miami at Coral Gables, Florida Center for Urban Design at Tampa, and FAU/FIU Joint Center for Environmental and Urban Problems at Fort Lauderdale. Overall the evaluation was positive and found some improvements in all programs. Major concerns for the future included: (1) awkward administrative design for the new joint architecture program at FAMU/USF; (2) space, equipment, and faculty needs at the design programs at FIU below professional standards; (3) limited funding and facilities for the Interior Design program at FSU; and (4) rigid State Board of Architecture standards for curriculum that constrain academic program development. Appendixes contain the site visit schedule, a list of university coordinators, an inventory of degree programs, and information on the consultant. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee.