Innovative Higher Education

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 94–101 | Cite as

The link: Addressing the problems of higher education through the core curriculum

  • Stephen L. Trainor


Three major national reports on the status of American Higher Education have surfaced seven distinct problems common to many colleges and universities. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College anticipated these problems in 1981 and has undertaken to address them through the development of a sixty-hour, developmentally arranged general studies sequence entitledThe Link. The success ofThe Link illustrates that the core curriculum can be an effective medium for dealing with these problems when approached by faculty in a spirit of innovation and cooperation.


High Education Social Psychology General Study Cross Cultural Psychology Effective Medium 
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© Human Sciences Press 1986

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