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  • Land : Amerikas forente stater
  • By : Providence
  • akronym : DENNE
  • stiftet : 1764
  • studenter (ca.) : 10000
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Brown University er en privat institusjon som ble grunnlagt i 1764.

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

Ligger på toppen College Hill i Providence, R. I., Brown University har en college-by føler med Thayer Gate fungerer som et senter for aktivitet for shopping og spisesteder. Brunbjørn har om 35 NCAA Division I atletisk lag og konkurrere i Ivy League. Bears er godt kjent for sine menn fotballag, som konsekvent rangerer blant de beste 25 Lagene i nasjonen. Alle studenter ved Brown er pålagt å bo på campus for de første seks semestre, og boliger alternativer inkluderer tradisjonelle singler, dobbeltrom og suiter. med rundt 400 studentorganisasjoner på campus som spenner fra The Brown Jug komedie magasin til Brown Ballroom Dance, elevene kan finne en måte å forfølge sine interesser. Brown har også en liten, men levende gresk samfunn med ca. 10 kapitler, inkludert noen co-ed greske organisasjoner.

Brown tilbyr en rekke utdannet studier gjennom sin Graduate School, which offers well-regarded programs inEnglish and history, og høyt rangert Warren Alpert Medical School. Den midtre delen av Van Wickle Gates på Browns campus åpner bare to ganger i året: én gang for å la innkommende studenter bort på campus og en gang for å la nyutdannede exit etter tiltredelse. Brown er vert for en årlig fest “Spring Weekend” med idrettsbegivenheter, konserter og gratis mat. Kjente alumni er John D. Rockefeller Jr., John F. Kennedy Jr.. og CNN grunnlegger og media mogul 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 studenter 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).

I løpet av våren 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 studenter, including the original authors of the Magaziner-Maxwell Report, the idea was rejected by the College Curriculum Council.


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