Increasingly, universities have confronted a changing population of undergraduate students. They find themselves under considerable scrutiny, from legislators, taxpayers and potential students. Concurrently, the impetus to re-appraise the mission of undergraduate education, so as to insure its accommodation in our changing society, is in need of refocusing. The issue of who comes to the university, and for what end, stands foresquare in the face of faculties, administrators and elected guardians of higher education, now more than ever before. Again we are charged with providing curricula and format that are relevant enough to retain the attention of today's new student, that are salutory in the eyes of accrediting associations, conscionable in the minds of the faculty who teach it, and above reproach of the faculties' peers who are to judge it. This challenge of experimenting in undergraduate education is what the Board of Governors at Wayne State University have accepted in the creation of the College of Lifelong Learning, as its conduit for change, and University Studies and Weekend College (US/WC) as the nexus under which this change is to take place.
Hartman, David W.; Bohan, Richard T.; Feinstein, Otto; Loehr, Sandra; Michalowski, Linda; and Place, F. Richard
"Innovative Adult General Education: The Detroit Experiment,"
Perspectives: Vol. 9
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/perspectives/vol9/iss2/4