Demonstration Project Summit
Purpose: NWCCU membership meeting to discuss the results of a Demonstration Project in which four member institutions focused on the assessment of student learning outcomes and mission fulfillment. It is our hope to share lessons learned and tools for all member institutions.
When: October 9, 2017
Where: Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center
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Although the structural model provided by the University of Paris, where student members are controlled by faculty "masters," provided a standard for universities, the application of this model took at least three different forms. There were universities that had a system of faculties whose teaching addressed a very specific curriculum; this model tended to train specialists. There was a collegiate or tutorial model based on the system at University of Oxford where teaching and organization was decentralized and knowledge was more of a generalist nature. There were also universities that combined these models, using the collegiate model but having a centralized organization.