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News Release (January 13, 1967)


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News Release (January 13, 1967)
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New College News Release, For Release: Friday, January 13, 1967
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New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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January 13, 1967


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COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURM.AN C. ARTHUR -INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: Friday, January 13, 1967 Faculty, students, and staff at New College hold a general reof the college 1 s educational program (Saturday, Jan. 14, 1967). In full-day sessions, the three groups will discuss ten different pre-selected topics. Objective of the day is to develop guidelines for constructive revisions or additions to the educational program. Planning for the day has been p;oinp; on for many vteeks and faculty and students have been selected to act as co-chairmen for each of 10 study areas. President John Elmendorf till open the formal conference at 9 a.m., beginning it by defining the objectives and explaining the procedures for the day. He will do this at a meeting expected to dratv most of the 230 students, the more than 40 faculty, plus a good number of the staff of New College. Follm.,ring this brief introduction, discussion will go to work on their specific topics, spending most of the morning and afternoon in session. at 4 p.m. everyone l-Jill reconvene in a sinp;le group and the chairmen l 1ill make reports of their findings, and discussion will be held on the conclusions. The ten topics with faculty and student co-chairmen for each group: "Relationship of the college calendar to the educational goals of Neu College. Dr. B. Gresham Riley and David Tekler. -more-


New College educational conference Page 2 "Academic r,ood standinc, probation, suspension and dismissal." Dr. Sarah J. Stephens and Jon Shaughnessy. "Student-teacher learninp; relationships." Dr. Douplas C. Berggren and Irving Benoist. "Independent study." Dr. Rollin B. Posey and P..achel Findley. "Selection and acclimatization of first-year students." Dr. George H. Mayer and Joan Schnabel. "Problems of transition to the post-collep;e years." Dr. Peter F. Buri and David Pini. "General studies and specialization at NeH Coller,e." Dr. Robert H. Knox Jr. and Jerry Hichaels. "The curricular design of the senior year." Dr. Rodr,er H. Griffin Jr. and Jeanne Rosenberg. "The relationship betHeen the academic and non-academic aspects of the College experience." Dr. Brian R. Kay and John Cranor. "The p.raded versus the non-praded curriculum." Dr. Arthur R. Borden Jr. and Ray Enslow. Each of the students has made a choice of the eroup he wishes to take part in and faculty and staff are free to choose their mm areas. Topics chosen from suggestions made by students, faculty, and by the president. -more-


College educational conference "Page 3 On campus as a special resource person Hill be Dr. David Riesman, professor of social sciences at Harvard University. Dr. Riesman has done much research on new colleges, particularly those offering educational innovations. Dr. Riesman, Hho arrived Hednesday, met informally Thursday with students to begin discussions and at the rer;ular Heekly forum (Friday) he speak about some of his studies of innovating colleges. For the past week chairmen and co-chairmen have been planning the 10 individual sessions and they meet at breakfast Saturday to coordinate their plans for all 10 groups. In addition to the co-chairmen, each group Hill have a reporter job it be to prepare summaries of the discussions and to note the areas of agreement. The conference is particularly timely because it is held in the third year of operation for the college, means that the full educational prop,ram of the college is in force and faculty and students have had the opportunity to observe in action all of the ideas and pror;rams of the college. President Elmendorf predicted that some of the chanp,es decided upon at the conference may be adopted immediately and that others could be incorporated during the 1967-68 academic year. -30-

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