Developments in Undergraduate Education

Boucher, C. S.
December 1930
Journal of Higher Education;Dec1930, Vol. 1 Issue 9, p491
Academic Journal
The article presents a discussion related to the developments in the undergraduate education in the U.S. The Senate of the University of Chicago recently approved an administrative reorganization of the work in arts, literature, and science which is significant, not because it changes administrative details, but because it is designed to facilitate projected educational developments. Everyone is thoroughly aware that the administrative machinery of an educational institution is not an end in itself, and vindicates its existence only to the extent that it promotes, and does not impede, educational achievement. The details of the plans now being devised center around a complete change in educational measurements. At the present time the quantity, quality, distribution, and concentration requirements for the Bachelor's degree are stated and measured in terms of quarter course-credits and grade-points. A few institutions have recently superimposed a comprehensive examination in the student's field of concentration in the senior college upon the universal requirements expressed in course-credits or semester-hours.


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