ERIC Number: ED409932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun-10
Reference Count: N/A
Integrity in Liberal Learning: A Core Curriculum for the New Millennium. The Final Report of the Chancellor's Task Force on General Education Reform.
Saint Louis Community Coll., MO.
In November 1995, Missouri's St. Louis Community College established a task force to reevaluate the role of the general education (GE) curriculum and recommend an appropriate curriculum design. This final report summarizes the efforts and results of the task force. Following lists of task force and subcommittee members, an introduction reviews current ideas regarding the nature and purpose of GE and the college's existing GE program. A schedule of task force activities is then presented for November 1995 to September 1997 and beyond and the four stages used by the task force to develop a new GE proposal are described. The next sections indicate that the task force chose the core curriculum as the paradigm for reform efforts and review issues related to designing GE courses; developing a GE review board; and dealing with developmental education, transfer students, and career students in the proposed core curriculum. Next, the procedure determined by the task force for developing new courses is discussed and an assessment plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the core curriculum is described. Finally, the recommended core curriculum and the knowledge areas, skill areas, and skill area outcomes developed by the task force are presented. Contains 13 references. The task force reading list and a plan for implementing the curriculum are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll., MO.