Educating Women at Ursuline College Curriculum, Collaboration, and Growth

Author: Carfagna, Rosemarie
Year:1998
Pages:280
ISBN:0-7734-8479-5
978-0-7734-8479-5
Price:199.95
In the early 1990s, Ursuline College, a Catholic women's college in Cleveland, completely redesigned its core curriculum to maximize access, retention and success. Ursuline's predominantly female, commuter, non-traditional-aged and ethnically diverse student body constitutes a typical example of today's college population. The Ursuline Studies Program was structured around the theoretical framework presented in the landmark book Women's Ways of Knowing. The core consists of fourteen writing-intensive interdisciplinary courses that emphasize both developmental and academic goals. To assess the validity of the program, a team of researchers followed a group of fifty students through the Ursuline Studies Program over the past five years, interviewing them at various stages. The findings presented in this study support the theories upon which the curriculum was designed and add a valuable contribution to the scholarship of educating women.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents;
Foreword and Introductions
PART I: THE PROGRAM
1. A Core Curriculum Designed for women
2. Creating Gender Equity in the College Classroom
3. Addressing the Needs of Adult Student
4. Promoting Ethnic Diversity and Social Justice
5. Faculty Development as a Vehicle for Curricular Change
6. Collaboration and Administration of the Core Curriculum
PART II: THE STUDY
7. Plans for Assessing Developmental Goals
8. Implementation of the Study
PART III: THE FINDINGS
9. Summaries of Interviews
10. Evidence of Developmental Stages
11. Annual Reports and General Statements
12. Statistical Report
References and Index