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Scheid-Cook, Teresa L. – Innovative Higher Education, 1990
This paper describes and evaluates a project which had a large number of students read a few classic works in more than one class to promote discussion of texts among students and faculty. Survey data from students and faculty indicate the project's success. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Innovation, Higher Education
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Newell, William H.; Davis, Allen J. – Innovative Higher Education, 1988
Six requirements for citizenship in the 21st century are discussed: civic literacy, critical thinking, social conscience, tolerance and respect for diversity, global citizenship, and political action. An action agenda is proposed that includes promoting student involvement in off-campus political projects and on-campus governance. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Critical Thinking
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Daniels, Craig E. – Innovative Higher Education, 1984
An innovative curriculum, Twentieth Century Man, takes one traditional course from each of three academic departments and modifies the content presentation so that overlapping themes are emphasized, developed in parallel, and synthesized across disciplines in a team-taught seminar. This cost-effective approach integrates concepts while retaining…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College Curriculum, Course Organization, Curriculum Design
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Krukones, Michael G. – Innovative Higher Education, 1989
In a team-taught course that uses political novels and films, the concept of politics becomes more understandable to the students. Three different instructors representing political science, English, and film bring expertise to the course that is not usually possible for a single instructor. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Educational Innovation
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Elliott, Donald; And Others – Innovative Higher Education, 1993
The recent experience of the business school at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in overcoming structural obstacles to curriculum development is discussed. Drawing on an automobile industry model for organizational change, the school used an interdisciplinary approach to curriculum design and implementation. Characteristics of the…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Case Studies, Change Strategies, College Administration
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Snider, Joseph L.; Pollack-Johnson, Bruce – Innovative Higher Education, 1989
During the spring semester of 1987 a mathematician and a physicist from Oberlin College went with 21 undergraduates to London to use the resources of England as the basis for a course. The course is described, with emphasis on its experimental, experiential nature. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: College Science, Educational Innovation, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
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Felder, Richard M.; Soloman, Barbara A. – Innovative Higher Education, 1988
An experimental interdisciplinary freshman course taught at North Carolina State University was intended to introduce principles of general systems theory; to provide examples through lectures and readings of applications of these principles in a wide variety of fields; and to introduce and provide practice in critical questioning and evaluation.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Freshmen, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation
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Swift, John S., Jr. – Innovative Higher Education, 1988
Special liberal studies baccalaureate programming for adults is discussed. Such programs may provide access through open admissions, have special seminar courses, recognize and grant credit for life experience, provide special counseling, schedule classes in the evening, and make available other desired options and services. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Students, Experiential Learning, General Education
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Coon, Anne C.; Birken, Marcia – Innovative Higher Education, 1988
An interdisciplinary problem-solving course at Rochester Institute of Technology's Learning Development Center, designed for students who had been placed on probation or suspended, is described. The course stresses the applications of "tools" such as analogy, using a variety of assignments in mathematics, logic, and literature.…
Descriptors: Academic Probation, Cognitive Processes, College Instruction, College Students
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Fields, Jay E. – Innovative Higher Education, 1986
The challenge to coordinate physical education, art, and drama into a one week elderhostel project is described. The result was a creative performance by the participants their last day in the program. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Drama, Educational Innovation
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Scott, Denise C.; Weeks, Patricia A. – Innovative Higher Education, 1996
At Queensland University of Technology (Australia), a cross-disciplinary faculty development network involves 13 teaching and learning interest groups representing 25 disciplines across 3 campuses. Groups meet monthly, using peer facilitators, to identify individual and collective areas of interest, reflect critically on teaching processes and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Cooperative Learning, Educational Strategies
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