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News Release (November 2, 1967)


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News Release (November 2, 1967)
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News Release New College, For Use: Thursday, Nov. 2, 1967; Sent to: Local Papers, Radio, AP & UPI, United Church Herald, Chronicle of Higher Education, Fla. Trend, Fla. News Service, Intercollegiate Press, Norman Shaw of Sara. Ch. of Comm., ACPRA Fla., Univ. of Miami, Fla. Southern, Fla. Presby., Univ. of So. Fla.
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RELEASE NEw CoLLEGE SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33578 813 / 355-7131 FOR USE: THURSDAY, NOV. 2, 1967 Sent to: local papers, radio, AP & UPI, United Church Herald, Chronicle of Higher Education, Fla. Trend, Fla. News Service Press, Norman Shaw of Sara.Ch.of Comm.,ACPRA Fla., Univ.of Miami, Fla. Southern, Fla. Presby.,Univ.of so.Fla. 1 -36 10/30/67 Ref.: Furman C. Arthur SARASOTA--New College has been accepted as a member college of the Union for Research and Experimentation in Higher Education, President John Elmendorf announced today. The Union, founded in 1965, is a grouping of 10 colleges that have joined to encourage research and experimentation in higher education. Union President Samuel Baskin, who is on leave from Antioch College to direct the affairs of the group, notified Dr. Elmendorf of New College's election to membership. Other members are Antioch College, Bard College, Goddard College, Hofstra University, Monteith College, Nasson College, Shimer College, Northeastern Illinois State College, Sarah Lawrence College and Stephens College. more


NEW COLLEGE Page 2 One of the primary purposes of the Union is to foster cooperative efforts in experimentation and research among member colleges. In its existence, the Union has been awarded grants by the U.S. Office of Education, by the Kettering Foundation, and by the Esso Education Foundation for nearly $370,000 to encourage and to explore innovation in higher education. The Union has set forth a number of programs including the establishment of a Center for the Improvement of College Instruction; a publication of a major journal on educational innovation; a major program of research on the innovative process; and a proposal to identify, select and train persons interested in innovation in higher education. The Union grew out of a conference held on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Goddard College and Dr. Baskin was immediately named to spearhead development of the group. Dr. Baskin, is director of Program Development and Research in Education as well as professor of guidance and psychology at Antioch, said that in addition to admission of College the Union board of trustees also voted to admit Loretto Heights College of Denver, Colo., to membership. "I am sure that our joining of forces," Dr. Baskin l-7rote President Elmendorf, "will prove to be to our mutual advantage, and I know that you will add a great deal to our deliberations and activities." Dr. Elmendorf said that he was particularly pleased that Net" College had been admitted to Union membership. more -


COLLEGE Page 3 "New College was founded on the premise that it would be an innovative college, attempting to utilize new and valid ideas in higher .t.ea.clling also to help to develop suclt ideae on "this .c.ampus. "Election to membership in the Union is a recognition that we have been doing what we set out to do. Other signs also tell us that we are having some notable successes," continued Dr. Elmendorf. One of the programs developed by the Union is Project Changeover, an experimental project supported by a grant from the KetteringFoundation. Under Project Changeover, selected college faculty members are aided in developing creative changes in their classroom work through participation in an instructional summer ,.,.orkshop follmved by trial periods in the classroom. Successes of the program are then made available through publication of the results. The Union also holds workshops each year for its member institutions. The next scheduled one t>1ill be in February when presidents of member institutions will meet. 30 -

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