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The state university system has been tasked with reforming curriculum while increasing the efficiency and economy of present and future degree programs. Toward this end, university educators and planners need an effective vehicle for gathering, interpreting, and disseminating information about trends and innovations in curriculum development across the nation. Additionally, a forum is necessary for faculty members across disciplines (and potentially across institutions) to collaborate and brainstorm (interdisciplinary) curricular ideas, and develop innovative degree programs based on the data and information collected. The purpose of the “Emerging Majors Clearinghouse” project is to establish a national clearinghouse for emerging majors and new degree program data, to be accessed and analyzed for this purpose.
The goal of the “Emerging Majors Clearinghouse” project is to design and begin to compile a sortable and searchable database of information pertaining to emerging majors nationwide. The prototype database interface website will enable educators and researchers to use form fields to easily input new program information by region, institution, major, description, and source of information, while offering the ability to add relevant notes and access/sort data according to these same criteria. Data will be accessible via main menu tabs at the top of each page for “Emerging Majors”, “Regions”, “Data Sources” and “Associations”, as well as active table headers in each column. In addition, a comments feature will aid educators in communicating and collaborating with regard to the data compiled.
The “Emerging Majors Clearinghouse” database will be available initially to the University of Central Florida for strategic planning purposes, and other educational and governing bodies as determined appropriate by the University of Central Florida.
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This is a professor-guided Text & Technology student project undertaken at the University of Central Florida.
Last modified: Saturday, May 18, 2013.