ERIC Number: ED396778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
New York City Technical College Liberal Arts Program Review. Final Report.
New York City Technical Coll., Brooklyn.
In October 1995, New York City Technical College undertook a review of the Liberal Arts program to determine the extent that established outcomes were achieved. Specifically, the review sought to determine students' success in completing the program, their mastery of the basic skills emphasized in the program, the effects of the program on students, transfer outcomes, and general program strengths and weaknesses. Data were gathered from a spring 1995 alumni survey, studies of the 1988 and 1990 student cohorts, a spring 1996 survey of Liberal Arts students, and an analysis of transfer outcomes. Major program strengths identified in the review included the existence of a well-educated faculty, a broad and diverse curriculum, a diverse student body, extracurricular opportunities for students, and the development and maintenance of academic standards. Weaknesses included the lack of an academic Liberal Arts department to assume ownership of and responsibility for the program, the need to revise admission policies to avoid admitting students into the program simply because they were not admitted into other programs or have not decided upon a major, the inadequacy of financial resources, and low program completion rates. Appendixes provide the college mission statement and organizational chart, lists of Assessment Committee members, a description of current and proposed Liberal Arts degree requirements, and data tables. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Technical Coll., Brooklyn.