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Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 07 - December 13, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston Dec 1991

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 07 - December 13, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 06 - December 6, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston Dec 1991

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 06 - December 6, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


The Buck Stops Here: Outside Grants And The General Education Process, Sandra Kanter Dec 1991

The Buck Stops Here: Outside Grants And The General Education Process, Sandra Kanter

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

The Buck Stops Here: Outside Grants and the General Education Curriculum Change Process describes the process of general education curriculum change in six New England institutions. All had received money from foundations or governmental agencies to assist them in reforming their general education curricula. The essay is an examination of the importance of outside funds in the process of designing and implementing major changes in the general education curriculum. It explores when outside funds are most helpful and how institutions and funding agencies can improve the change process.


Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 05 - November 22, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston Nov 1991

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 05 - November 22, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 04 - November 8, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston Nov 1991

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 04 - November 8, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 03 - November 1, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston Nov 1991

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 03 - November 1, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 02 - October 25, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston Oct 1991

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 02 - October 25, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 01 - October 18, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston Oct 1991

Friday Report - Vol. 01, No. 01 - October 18, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1991-1996, Friday Report

No abstract provided.


News & Views - Vol. 10, No. 01 - October 11, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston Oct 1991

News & Views - Vol. 10, No. 01 - October 11, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1983-1991, News & Views

No abstract provided.


Case Study #2 - Littleton State University, Sandra Kanter Oct 1991

Case Study #2 - Littleton State University, Sandra Kanter

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

A small public liberal arts institution receives word that its accreditation is in jeopardy. Though Littleton State is proud of its strong academic and professional majors and its recent institutional efforts to attack a new market of students, it must now decide the best way to examine its general education requirements or risk losing its accreditation. The case study outlines the process which the college follows in its efforts to maintain accreditation while still preserving its traditions and commitment to academic excellence. The case exemplifies the importance of examining possible internal risks as an institution responds to external pressures to ...


Case Study #1 - Weservall University, Sandra Kanter Oct 1991

Case Study #1 - Weservall University, Sandra Kanter

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

In the collegial environment of a mid-sized urban University, faculty and administrators struggle with devising appropriate strategies for developing a set of general education requirements that can meet the multiple needs of a campus with a history of decentralized decision making. While some colleges vie with each other for increased enrollments, other units see general education as an opportunity to reinforce discipline specific goals; in addition, the perception of professional schools influences the ways in which the discussions and decisionmaking process are shaped.


Case Study #3 - Mystic College, Sandra Kanter Oct 1991

Case Study #3 - Mystic College, Sandra Kanter

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

In an effort to develop a more effective niche in a highly competitive higher education market, a tradition bound mid-sized private college known for its professional schools decides to overhaul its general education requirements. After formulating a bold curricular proposal, the institution is buffeted by the various demands and needs of campus politics and the inevitable challenges to tradition that such innovations bring. The proposal is subject to the contrary interpretations of policy and institutional history by board, faculty, and administration.


The Academic Workplace (Fall/Winter 1991): Windmills & General Education Reform, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Zelda F. Gamson, Sandra Kanter Oct 1991

The Academic Workplace (Fall/Winter 1991): Windmills & General Education Reform, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Zelda F. Gamson, Sandra Kanter

The Academic Workplace

No abstract provided.


News & Views - Vol. 09, No. 07 - July 19, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston Jul 1991

News & Views - Vol. 09, No. 07 - July 19, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1983-1991, News & Views

No abstract provided.


Changing Mathematics Learning Through Changing Teachers' Thinking, Pamela J. Cooke May 1991

Changing Mathematics Learning Through Changing Teachers' Thinking, Pamela J. Cooke

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

In the context of the goals for reform in mathematics education, as advocated by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, this thesis calls for elementary level students to be actively engaged in learning mathematics through the use of hands-on materials and problem solving situations which involve investigation, reasoning, and communication. These mathematical goals are discussed and then related to the more general critical thinking skills of identifying and formulating questions, asking and answering questions, investigating and analyzing data, deducing and judging deductions, inducing and judging inductions, defining terms, and interacting with others. This thesis is based heavily on the ...


News & Views - Vol. 09, No. 06 - May 7, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston May 1991

News & Views - Vol. 09, No. 06 - May 7, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1983-1991, News & Views

No abstract provided.


The Reference Connection: Teaching Thinking Skills Within The Library Reference Interview, Cynthia K. Fusco May 1991

The Reference Connection: Teaching Thinking Skills Within The Library Reference Interview, Cynthia K. Fusco

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

Library research is a thinking process composed of discrete, identifiable critical and creative thinking skills. These skills may be taught in school libraries as part of the reference interview, a conversation that occurs between librarians and student researchers. In order for this to take place, it is first necessary to understand the political importance of the definitional problems associated with the instructional role of the school librarian, to identify the steps in the research process and their related thinking skills, and to acknowledge the cognitive and affective aspects of the research process. School librarians who wish to include teachings part ...


The Mission Of Metropolitan Universities In The Utilization Of Knowledge: A Policy Analysis, Ernest Lynton Apr 1991

The Mission Of Metropolitan Universities In The Utilization Of Knowledge: A Policy Analysis, Ernest Lynton

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

In the ecology of knowledge in modern society, efforts to enhance the utilization of knowledge are every bit as essential and as challenging as activities toward the creation of knowledge. An emphasis on the utilization of knowledge provides the defining mission of comprehensive or metropolitan universities. It demands a broadened conception of scholarship, and a high degree of interaction. In order to fulfill their mission, these institutions must develop appropriate internal and external bridging mechanisms, and make appropriate adaptations in the preparation, evaluation, and rewards of their faculty.


The Academic Workplace (Spring/Summer 1991): Stalking The People's Schools: The Roots And Harvest Of The Comprehensive Sector, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Zelda F. Gamson, Dorothy E. Finnegan, Craig E. Daniels, Janet D. Daniels Apr 1991

The Academic Workplace (Spring/Summer 1991): Stalking The People's Schools: The Roots And Harvest Of The Comprehensive Sector, New England Resource Center For Higher Education At The University Of Massachusetts Boston, Zelda F. Gamson, Dorothy E. Finnegan, Craig E. Daniels, Janet D. Daniels

The Academic Workplace

No abstract provided.


The Status Of Black And Hispanic Faculty In Massachusetts Colleges And Universities, Sandra E. Elman Apr 1991

The Status Of Black And Hispanic Faculty In Massachusetts Colleges And Universities, Sandra E. Elman

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

To implement policies and programs that facilitate recruitment and retention of minority faculty, educators and policymakers must first determine the status of Blacks and Hispanics in the Commonwealth's colleges and universities. The principal objective of this report is to provide that knowledge.

The study has a dual purpose: to develop a data base on the availability of and demand for Black and Hispanic faculty in Massachusetts institutions of higher education, and to enhance our understanding of the strategies and programs required to foster recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty. Furthermore, it seeks to identify hiring trends in different types ...


Opportunity Knocked: The Origins Of Contemporary Comprehensive Colleges And Universities, Dorothy E. Finnegan Mar 1991

Opportunity Knocked: The Origins Of Contemporary Comprehensive Colleges And Universities, Dorothy E. Finnegan

New England Resource Center for Higher Education Publications

Taken together, general statements concerning the nature of the contemporary American comprehensive colleges and universities punctuate the ambiguous state of knowledge about and recent research on this sector. This paper examines the origins of five major institutional types from which contemporary comprehensive institutions have emerged. The institutional types demonstrate that as an aggregate these colleges removed the gender, class, religious and racial barriers of the early higher education system by providing specialized curricula, by serving particular populations, or by combining these two traits. The origins of the five institutional types discussed are: normal schools/teachers colleges, sectarian colleges -- Protestant and ...


News & Views - Vol. 09, No. 05 - February 19, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston Feb 1991

News & Views - Vol. 09, No. 05 - February 19, 1991, University Of Massachusetts Boston

1983-1991, News & Views

No abstract provided.


Thompson Island: Learning By Doing, Elizabeth R. Mock, Frank H. White, Marlene Ellin, Suzanne Heilman Jan 1991

Thompson Island: Learning By Doing, Elizabeth R. Mock, Frank H. White, Marlene Ellin, Suzanne Heilman

Joseph P. Healey Library Publications

Thompson Island has provided unique and outstanding educational services to young people for more than 150 years. The following narrative and historical photographs chronicle how five successive organizations have each pursued the original goal of using the island's remarkable resources to improve the lives of youth from Boston and the surrounding area.

A continuous Board of Trustees has governed the island during the past century and a half. Currently, the resident organization is known as the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center. Although it is new to the island, Outward Bound is proud to carry on the progressive traditions ...