ERIC Number: ED414854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May-31
Reference Count: N/A
CORE Cluster Implementation Project.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of a 3-year, federally supported project at the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) to develop a 4-year general education core program featuring both curriculum coherence and choices in courses for students. The curriculum was developed by faculty working in small interdisciplinary (cluster) groups. The cluster groups created five to nine courses in the humanities and social sciences to be offered to junior engineering majors. Four more liberal arts clusters and three science clusters for liberal and fine arts students were also nearing implementation. Evaluation indicated the project was a highly successful tool for faculty development and curriculum design, but that clusters were too small and should probably involve 8 to 10 faculty and as many as 10 to 12 courses. Student evaluations indicated satisfaction with clusters. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Lowell. Coll. of Arts and Sciences.