ERIC Number: ED413954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Education for the 21st Century: Multidisciplinary General Education Liberal Arts Project in Science and the Humanities. Final Report: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.
Nassau (New York) Community College's Leadership Opportunity in Science and Humanities Education grant began in January 1993 and ended June 1996. The project consisted of three components: (1) seminars that brought faculty members from different departments together to help develop and teach three multidisciplinary courses; (2) workshops which facilitated "learning communities" between sciences and humanities students; and (3) the development of a new liberal arts course of study, focusing on learning communities and multidisciplinary courses. These seminars and courses, which may become general education requirements at the college, conveyed the faculty's integrative perspective to students. As faculty taught the three multidisciplinary courses, they assisted students in drawing contrasts and comparisons between disciplines. Learning communities fostered this analysis, and continue to thrive at the college even after the project's end. Based on student evaluation and budget results, the project has proven to be a successful and cost-effective means of integrating disciplines and enhancing education and curriculum. Contains extensive appendices that contain sample fliers, newsletters, surveys, and other project-related materials. (YKH)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cooperative Learning, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development, Humanities Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Strategies, Liberal Arts, Science Instruction, Social Sciences, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nassau Community Coll., Garden City, NY.