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Brown University Details

  • Land : USA
  • by : Providence
  • Forkortelse : DENNE
  • Grundlagt : 1764
  • Studerende (ca.) : 10000
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Brown University er en privat institution, der blev grundlagt i 1764.

Studieafgift og Brown University er $50,000 (Ca..).

Beliggende på toppen College Hill i Providence, R.I., Brown University har en college-by føler med Thayer Street tjener som et centrum for aktivitet for shopping og restauranter. Den brune bjørne har om 35 NCAA Division I atletisk hold og konkurrere i Ivy League. Det Bears er kendt for deres mænds fodboldhold, som konsekvent rangerer blandt de bedste 25 hold i nationen. Alle studerende på Brown er forpligtet til at leve på campus for deres første seks semestre, og boliger muligheder omfatter traditionelle singler, dobbeltværelser og suiter. med omkring 400 studenterorganisationer på campus lige fra The Brown Jug komedie magasin til Brown Ballroom Dance, studerende kan finde en måde at forfølge deres interesser. Brown har også en lille, men levende græsk samfund med ca. 10 kapitler, herunder et par co-ed græske organisationer.

Brown tilbyder en række en studier gennem sin Graduate School, which offers well-regarded programs inEnglish and history, og højt rangeret Warren Alpert Medical School. Den del af Van Wickle Gates center på Browns campus åbner kun to gange om året: én gang for at lade indkommende studerende onto campus og én gang for at lade nyuddannede afkørsel efter påbegyndelse. Brown er vært for en årlig højtidelige “Spring Weekend” med sportslige begivenheder, koncerter og gratis mad. Bemærkelsesværdige alumni omfatter John D. Rockefeller Jr., John F. Kennedy Jr.. og CNN grundlægger og mediemagnat Ted Turner.

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I 1850, Brown President Francis Wayland wrote: “The various courses should be so arranged that, insofar as practicable, every student might study what he chose, all that he chose, and nothing but what he chose.Adopted in 1969, the New Curriculum is a milestone in the University’s history and is seen as the realization of Wayland’s vision.

The curriculum was the result of a paper written by Ira Magaziner and Elliot Maxwell titledDraft of a Working Paper for Education at Brown University.The paper came out of a year-long Group Independent Study Project (GISP) involving 80 studerende og 15 professorer. The GISP was inspired by student-initiated experimental schools, especially San Francisco State College, and sought ways toput students at the center of their education” og “teach students how to think rather than just teaching facts.

The paper made concrete proposals for the new curriculum, including interdisciplinary freshman-year courses that would introducemodes of thought,” with instruction from faculty brought together from different disciplines. The aim was to transform the traditional survey course—often experienced passively by first-year students—into a more engaging process, an investigation of the intellectual and philosophical connections between disciplines. A grading option of Satisfactory/No Credit would be introduced to encourage students to try courses outside their grade-point comfort zone. In practice, this grading innovation of the New Curriculum—sometimes misunderstood and mischaracterized—has been its most successful component, ansvarlig, in the decades since its adoption, for uncounted career-changing decisions—studio art swapped for neuroscience, biology swapped for anthropology, mathematics swapped for playwriting (and Pulitzer Prizes).

In the spring of 1969, following student rallies in support of reform, University president Ray Heffner appointed the Special Committee on Curricular Philosophy, tasked with developing specific reforms. The resulting report, called the Maeder Report after its committee chair, was presented to the faculty, which voted the New Curriculum into existence on May 7, 1969. Its key features included:

  • Modes of Thought courses for first-year students
  • The introduction of interdisciplinary courses
  • The abandonment ofgeneral educationdistribution requirements
  • The Satisfactory/No Credit grading option
  • The ABC/No Credit grading system, which eliminated pluses, minuses, and D’s; a grade ofNo Creditwould not appear on external transcripts.

The Modes of Thought course, a key component in the original conception of the New Curriculum, was early on discontinued, but all of the other elements are still in place. I 2006 the reintroduction of plus/minus grading was broached by persons concerned about grade inflation. After a canvassing of alumni, fakultet, og studerende, including the original authors of the Magaziner-Maxwell Report, the idea was rejected by the College Curriculum Council.


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