Abstract

Prior to the Fall 2019 implementation of the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree at the University of Central Florida (UCF), the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree programs were the primary option for students with a range of majors, accumulated credits, and diverse curricular interests. While the IDS degree required students to fulfill requirements in two disciplinary areas of study and a minor, the BGS degree program was introduced to provide students greater flexibility with coursework. The BGS degree was a solution to the complex educational problem of practice presented by the increasing number of undergraduate students with 120+ credit hours enrolled at the university with no clear pathway to graduation. This design-based research study integrated both theory and practice and had as its goals, a.) the development and approval of the BGS institutional effectiveness evaluation plan, b.) course curriculum maps aligned with learning outcomes, and c.) development of communication strategies based on data from a nonexperimental survey research design that described the university faculty and academic advisors' knowledge of the BGS degree program, and their perception and beliefs about the importance of university issues that each reflected a different dimension of organizational culture.

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Graduation Date

2020

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Boote, David

Degree

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

College

College of Community Innovation and Education

Department

Learning Sciences and Educational Research

Degree Program

Curriculum and Instruction

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0007928; DP0023061

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0023061

Language

English

Release Date

May 2020

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)

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