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News Release (March 25, 1964)


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News Release (March 25, 1964)
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Special to the Tampa Tribune, March 25, 2964
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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March 25, 1964


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SPECIAL TO THE TAMPA TRIBUNE {\J! lt_ 1 / q ft. C../ S rasot Fla.--A college can do no better th n to prepar it for lifetimes of di ciplin d us of intellig nc is th th si graduates New College Provost and Dean Dr. John W. Gustad, followed in the developm nt of the college' s curriculum. "New coll g program int nd fundamentally, to permit nd encour ge stu ent to tt in a lev 1 of power in intellectu 1 n ly is and a de ply root d d ir to go on 1 rning which tog ther wi 1 en ble them to lead fre and xcitin g live said Dan Gustad. Hl. id h taken form in curriculum enc mpas thr bro d divi ions of tudy--n tur 1 ciences, h niti s and social ciences. E ch tudent u t study in a 1 thr re During his final year, h lf of th time will b spent in m 11 di cu ion groups relating th knowledge of the v rious fi lds into a unifi d whole. Such div r ified tudy ugment more pecialized work which for e ch student may begin a early as the first ye r Then in addition to attending clas s and discussions groups in all three fie d the tudent y pick one of a number of are s for intensiv study nd y begin to move at his own pace toward individual goals. This individu 1 development is stressed incre ingly throughout the full three years that the tudent pends in hi work. In (more)


page 2 -Curriculum the second year, a full two-thirds of his form 1 study tim is pent in the area of specialization, while one-third is devoted to lectives from oth r fields. In the third year, one-h is for speci lized study nd one-h lf for the special s inar on gr at issues. Say De n Gustad, "Our go 1 i to gr duat a person who h s made a good start tow rd realizing hi own capacities nd who i capable of continuing to educat him lf for the re t of his life. 11'1'he rel tionship we propo e to fest r between faculty and students .:i. that of coll gue .. s id th den. ..To thi nd, we are dispen ing with credit nd grades in the usu 1 sense. R ther, studen will be sk d to demonstr te that they do in fact have control of n area nd c n re lly handle it. The ew Coll g program, h point d out, is b s d on set of principl : **While te cher c n guide, excite nd otiv te, e ch student, in the 1 st n lysi i re pon ible for hi own educ tion. **The b st due tion result from the ctive confrontation of two first cl as minds. This guided selection of f culty nd tudents. **The great r the flexibility of curriculum, the gre ter the 11 elihood th t students will reach the highest levels of which they are c pable. **Student progress should be based on demon trated competence and real ma tery, not merely the accumulation of credit and grades. ( more)

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