Handbook of the Undergraduate Curriculum: A Comprehensive Guide to Purposes, Structures, Practices, and Change / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
Top practitioners and scholars detail a range of philosophies, frameworks, program designs, instructional strategies, and assessment methods being used to strengthen and transform the curriculum. They examine both the current state of knowledge and teaching in the disciplines and the forces that will reshape the curriculum in the coming years.
About the Author
JERRY G. GAFF is vice president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and he directs the Preparing Future Faculty program.
JAMES L. RATCLIFF is professor of higher education and the director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education at Pennsylvania State University. He is also director of the National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment.
Table of ContentsHISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES.
What Is a Curriculum and What Should It Be? (J. Ratcliff).
Institutional Contexts (E. Hawthorne).
Key Turning Points in the Evolving Curriculum (A. Levine & J. Nidiffer).
Philosophies and Aims (B. Fuhrmann).
Structures and Practices (P. Hutcheson).
Social Forces Shaping the Curriculum (M. Garcia & J. Ratcliff).
CENTRAL AIMS OF UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION.
Quality and Coherence in General Education (J. Ratcliff).
Developing Intellectual Skills (A. Doherty, et al.).
Diversity and Educational Integrity (C. Musil).
Strengthening Preparedness of At-Risk Students (D. McGrath & B. Townsend).
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES AND SPECIALIZED LEARNING.
The Arts and Sciences Major (C. Schneider).
The Humanities (L. White).
The Natural Sciences and Mathematics (G. Wubbels & J. Girgus).
The Social Sciences (A. Hendershott & S. Wright).
The Arts (E. Harris).
Professional Education (L. Curry & J. Wergin).
Occupational Education (D. Clowes).
DIRECTIONS FOR REFORM ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES.
Teaching "Across the Curriculum" (E. Maimon).
Advancing Interdisciplinary Studies (J. Klein & W. Newell).
Internationalizing the Curriculum (J. Johnston & J. Spalding).
Transforming the Curriculum Through Diversity (E. Olguin & B. Schmitz).
Creating Learning Communities (R. Matthews, et al.).
Using Technology (J. Farmer).
ADMINISTRATION AND ASSESSMENT OF THE CURRICULUM.
Administering the Curriculum (F. Janzow, et al.).
Building Academic Community While Containing Costs (M. Reardon & J. Ramaley).
Achieving Effectiveness and Efficiency (A. Ferren).
Promoting Coherence in Transfer Practices (J.Eaton).
Evaluating Learning in Individual Courses (B. Wright).
Assessing Learning in Programs (D. Farmer & E. Napieralski).
Identifying Indicators of Curricular Quality (P. Ewell).
CHANGING THE CURRICULUM.
Strategies for Change (J. Lindquist).
Implementing Change (J. Civian, et al.).
Supporting Curriculum Development (G. Sell & B. Lounsberry).
Tensions Between Tradition and Innovation (J. Gaff).