ERIC Number: ED414820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul-31
Reference Count: N/A
Lynchburg College Symposium Readings (LCSR) Curriculum Project.
Santos, Michael W.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of a two-year project at Lynchburg College (Virginia) to develop an interdisciplinary program of classical readings in six required courses. Although originating in the college's senior symposium, the current program's emphasis is on remedying the dichotomy between basic skills and interdisciplinary knowledge, and especially on the development of effective oral and written communication and critical thinking skills across the four-year curriculum. Faculty offering the Lynchburg College Symposium Readings (LCSR) courses are trained in five-day preservice workshops and at periodic inservice workshops during the academic year. The project has resulted in development of a faculty handbook, several workshops, and publication of a cross-curricular journal of student and faculty essays inspired by the readings. Students and faculty report increased student understanding, improvement in written and oral communication skills, and a stronger sense of community. Individual sections of the report provide an executive summary, a project overview, and a description of the project's purpose, background and origins, characteristics, and results. Among 10 appendices are the list of classical readings, evaluation reports by 3 evaluators, a reprint from the National Review describing the program, and several proposals for the program at the freshman level. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lynchburg Coll., VA.