ERIC Number: ED417659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan-6
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Policy Initiative on Undergraduate Education: 1986-1998.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report reviews changes in undergraduate education in Illinois since 1985-86 and identifies issues that need to be addressed. It is based on information from public university and community college annual reports on undergraduate education; "Priorities, Quality, and Productivity" reports; regular data collections; and previous State Board reports. The first section examines high school preparation and college admission. It reviews policies concerning admission requirements, actual student behavior in course selection and completion, and such issues as use of grades in required courses rather than class rank. The second section examines the undergraduate experience in Illinois in sub-sections which discuss policies, expectations, curriculum, active and collaborative learning, student assessment, faculty development, and opportunities and issues (e.g. unsatisfactory introductory courses in math, science, and engineering). Graduation and beyond is considered in the third section. Subsections examine trends in persistence, transfer, graduation, time to degree, and post-baccalaureate education and work. A concluding section notes the need to integrate the state's entire education system and to improve the academic achievement of African-American and Hispanic students. An appendix lists Committee members, policies adopted by the Board in 1990, and other Board reports on undergraduate education. (Contains 19 references.)(DB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Active Learning, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Curriculum, College Preparation, College Students, Cooperative Learning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Faculty Development, Graduate Study, Graduation, Higher Education, State Boards of Education, Student Evaluation, Time to Degree, Transfer Students, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois