Guide to the George Mason University Plan for Alternative General Education records, 1983-1998

George Mason University Plan for Alternative General Education R0014


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George Mason University

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USA

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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator George Mason University Plan for Alternative General Education
Title George Mason University Plan for Alternative General Education records
Date 1983-1998
Physical Characteristics 16 linear feet (32 boxes)
Abstract Collection contains photographs, PAGE publications, articles on PAGE, and correspondence within PAGE.
Collection number R0014
Language English

Historical Information

In 1983, George Mason University established the Plan for Alternative General Education (PAGE). It was a program that provided entering freshmen an alternative way to fulfill the general education requirements of the university. It was an interdisciplinary, forty-five credit, two-year curriculum, which integrated knowledge from various academic disciplines.

At its peak PAGE enrolled 250 new students each year and aimed to provide a sense of community and unity among students and faculty that was seen to be missing at large state academic institutions. In the spring of 1997, the College of Arts and Sciences and the George Mason University Faculty Senate voted to convert PAGE into an honors program. And on May 15, 1998, the last PAGE class graduated, ending its existence.

PAGE's fifteen-year existence was innovative and forward- thinking for its time. Its innovative spirit could be seen in its approach to course design and in methods of teaching, which included a interdisciplinary approach to teaching.PAGE was recognized for its success in providing an creative approach to higher education when, in 1986, it received the G. Theodore Mitau Award for Innovation and Change in Higher Education from the Association of American State Colleges and Universities.

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Scope and Content

Collection contains photographs, PAGE publications, articles on PAGE, and correspondence within PAGE.

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Arrangement

Organized by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center holds the George Mason University records.

For more on the history of George Mason University, visit the online exhibit A History of Mason.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

George Mason University. Plan for Alternative General Education.

Subjects:

Universities and colleges--Curricula--Virginia.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Mason University Plan for Alternative General Education records, Collection #R0014, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Donated by George Mason University.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff.

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Contents List

George Mason University Plan for Alternative General Education records
Box Folder
1 1 Classified Staff
2 Executive Committee Correspondence 1984-85
3 Page Computing
4 M.L. King
5 Page Exit Interviews 1994-95
6-7 P121 Readings in Order
8 Faculty Meeting 1-19-93
9 FTE
10 Gilbert, Harvey Strand
11 Page Goals Statement- Cby Courses 1994
12 Page Grants Materials
13 Grant Prospects
14 HS Transition Papers
15 Modern Documents
Box Folder
2 1 NCCCE/Page Agreement
2 Newsletter to Students, August 1994
3 Page Schematic Diagram
4 Preview
5 Robinson Professors
6 Sexual Harassment Procedures
7 Strand F91
8 Strand 1993 (Lancaster)
9 TDC
10 Teaching Effectiveness
11 TA Applications
12 University Center Building, GMU
13 WAC in PAGE, 1992-93
14 ZBC Project
15 Parking Services Information Guide
16 Administrative Procedures and Emergencies
17-18 Budget
19 Bylaws
20 CAC/WAC Grant from CAS (Open Date)- Pat Story
21 CAS(College of Arts and Sciences) Bylaws, March 1993
Box Folder
3 1 CAS 1994
2 CAS 1993-94
3 CAS 1992-93
4 Course Headers 1983-84
5 Executive Committee Meeting (Past) 1986-87
6 Executive Committee Meetings (Past) 5-5-87
7 Executive Committee Meetings (Past)- Cancelled 5-4-87
8 Executive Committee Meetings (Past)- Cancelled 4-20-87
9-25 Executive Committee Meetings (Past) 4-6-87, 3-23-87, 3-2-87, 2-23-87, 2-9-87, 2-1-87, 11-17-86, 11-3-86, 10-20-86, 2-29-86, 9-15-86, 5-1-86, 4-16-86, 4-3-86, 3-19-86, 3-6-86, 2-19-86
26-40 Executive Committee Meetings (Past) 2-6-86, 1-22-86, 12-4-85, 11-13-85, 11-6-85, 10-30-85, 10-16-85, 10-9-85, 9-24-85, 9-4-85, 5-16-85, 5-9-85, 4-25-85, 3-28-85, 2-28-85
Box Folder
4 1-9 Executive Committee Meetings (Past) 1-24-85, 12-13-84, 12-5-84, 11-11-84, 10-4-84, 9-20-84, 9-6-84, 8-21-84
10 Faculty Attitude Survey- Control
11-12 Attitude Survey- Page Faculty
13 Attitude Survey- Comments From Survey Forms
14 Faculty Attitude Survey- Control S84 (Inactive)
15 Attitude Surveys- Freshman
16 Attitude Surveys- Student Comments
17 Attitude Surveys Nos.1, 2, 3 Compiled
18 Faculty Attitude Survey White S84
19 Faculty Attitude Survey Beige S84
Box Folder
5 1 Executive Committee
2 Executive Committee S92
3-4 Courses
5 Retreat
Box Folder
6 1-2 250
3 XX 141 A1 C.1.
4 XX 957 A1 C.1
5 XX 141 A1 C.2
6 XX 141 A2 C.2
7 XX 141 A2 C.1
8 XX 141 A2 C.3
9 XX 957 A1 C.2
10-13 Reserve Readings for Page 252 (Dicerbo)
14 Reading- Page 253 Spring- Contemporary United States
15 Ways of Seeing
16 Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
17 The Interpretation of Cultures
18 Interpersonal Relations Between Kin
19 The Trends: Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage
20 Transparency Film
Box Folder
7 1 Gender and Popular Culture
2 Executive Summary
3-6 Proposal to National Endowment for the Humanities
4 Proposal for Funds for Excellence
5-7 Plan for Alternative General Education (PAGE)
8 Page Summer Seminar for Faculty Development
9 The Methodological Position of Symbolic Interactionism
10 The Stanford Prison Experiment
11-12 Accomplices to the Crime
13 Mejia, Kiane Elizabeth 861
14 S84 151/153 Exam I
15 Community Organizers and Social Planners
16 Community Organizers and Voluntary Associations
17 Power and Pluralism: A View From the Bottom
Box Folder
8 1 Sumsem 1986 Page Seminar for Faculty Development- Schedule
2 Sumsem 1986 Page Seminar for Faculty Development- Participants and Contracts
3 Sumsem 1986 Page Seminar for Faculty Development- Announcements
4 Sumsem 1986 Page Seminar for Faculty Development- Evaluations
5 Sumsem 1986 Page Seminar for Faculty Development
Box Folder
9 1 Fall 1982- Spring 1983
2 Summer Seminar 1982
3-4 Early 1983 Course Proposal
5 Sumsem General Education Seminar
6 Summer Seminar 1987- Space
7 Sumsem 1987 Ideas Submitted by Faculty
8 Report of the 1987 Page Faculty Workshop/Orientation
9 1986 Summer Seminar Report
10 Sumsem 1986 Page Seminar for Faculty Development
11 Sumsem 1986 Page Seminar for Faculty Development- Additional Information and Materials
12 Sumsem 1986 Page Seminar for Faculty Development- Report
13 Sumsem 1986 Page Seminar for Faculty Development- Course Material
Box Folder
10 1-4 Foundation Information
5 Software for Writing in Page
6 Home Package for CT
7 Summer Plans
8 Summer 1984 Handouts (Back Copies)
9 YLQSRO JO15
10 Minutes- Reports, April 1983-84
Box Folder
11 1 Participants of Page Summer Seminar for Faculty Development
2 Page Summer Seminar for Faculty Development
3-5 1984-1988 Statistics on Page Student Data- Math and Verbal Test Scores
6 General Education Goals
7 Summer Workshop for Page Faculty 1988- Visions and Revisions
8 Edvc 313- Fall 1983 Syllabus
9 Evaluation Articles, etc.
10 Course Syllabi- Fall 1983 and Spring 1984
Box Folder
12 1 Summer 1983 Partial Information
2-3 Summer 1983 Evaluations Forms
4-6 Sumsem 1985 Page Seminar for Faculty Development
7-8 Participants for Page Summer Seminar for Faculty Development
Box Folder
13 1 Executive Committee
2 Page- HP
3 ADE- 1983
4 Student Recruitment
5 Library
6 Newsletter
7 Language Lecture
8 NCTE 1982
9 Summer 1983
10 Page Computer
11 Writing- x- Civic
12 Page Courses 3-9-83
13 A 2/4 Fall- Spring 1982-83
14 Dime Novel
15 Dr. Jan Cohn
Box Folder
14 1 Page- Summer 1984
2 Strand Lectures Spring 1984
3 Page Course Evaluations
4 Executive Committee 1984
5 Funds for Excellence Proposal 2-1-84
6 Mention: Notable Programs
7 Page Promotional
8 Page- Formal Evaluation
9 Faculty Evaluations, Spring 1984
10 Faculty Survey, Fall 1983
11 Sports
12 Budget- Prof. Cohn
13 Reading Romance
14 Summer 1983
Box Folder
15 1 Page Spring 1989 Syllabi
2 Page and Your Major an Advising Book for Faculty and Students, Fall 1987
3 Page and Your an Advising Book for Faculty and Students, Fall 1988
4 Page and Your Major and Advising Book for Faculty and Students, Fall 1989
6-7 Page 123, 1984
8 Page- Course Headers
Box Folder
16 1 Page 1988
2 Curriculum- Planning June 1981- December 1981
3-6 Page- 1984, 1985, Summer 1986, 1989
7 Course Prospectus
8 Page Reading Assignments
Box Folder
17 1 Faculty (FTE)
2-3 Page Executive Committee
4-5 Dean/Chairs
Box Folder
18 1-2 Faculty Inventory
3 Administration Student Survey Done in S87
4 Faculty Workshop, January 1992
5 Page Executive Committee
6 University Writing
8 Faculty (FTE)
Box Folder
19 1 Page Reading
2-3 F84 Student Surveys Responses
4-5 General Proposal 1981-82
6 Faculty Inventory, etc.
Box Folder
20 1 Prof. Duara- Marketing and Social Structure in Rural China (Buklet)
2 Arthur P. Wolf- Gods, Ghosts , and Ancestors
3 Prof. Duara- Chinese Towns
4 Document 9: Each Tribe Can Seen as a Nation
5 Francois- Noel Babeauf and the Conspiration Des Egaux
6 Transparency Copies- Atmosphere- Water- Oceans
7 Overhead Transparencies- Dr. Hayden- Water Planet- The Ocean
8 Qualitative Analysis: Water in Hydrates
9 The Quantum Mechanics of Black Hole
10 Symbiotic Stars- Scientific American
11 Decision Making Processes
12 Measurement in Observational Research
13 The "In-Charge Complex" and Tobian Political Culture
14 An Overview of the Earth and Its Atmosphere
15 Thick Description: Toward an Interpretive
16 Mediterranean Sea
17 A Phenomenological Study of Suicide Notes
18 Araby
19 Brief on Growth
20 The Sisters
21 Determinism and Free Will
22 The Methodological Position of Symbolic Interactionism
23 How to Solve it Understanding the Problem
24 Saints and Heroes
25 Interview After the Performance
26 Death of a Salesman (Scene From)
27 Electronic Mail Coming at You - John Seaman
28 Europe's Human Approach- Peter Krass
29 New Worlds of Computer- Mediated Work- S. Hoshana Zuboff
30 How to Design With the User in Mind- Ben Schneiderman
31 What Users Want- John A. Moynihan
Box Folder
21 1 The Mechanization of Office Work- Vincent E. Giuliano
2 Nine Principles for Ergonomic Software- Louis Fried
3 Common Sense Knowledge- Harold Sarfinkel
4 What Rights Do We Have?
5 What Is a Language?- Charles E. Osgood
6 For the Characters Are Myself- Negro American Literature
7 Lab Exercise No. 1- Properties of the Atmosphere
8 Physical and Chemical Changes- Prof. Ed Johnson
9 Nadeau, Fall 1984
10 Landforms (Laboratory Exercise)- Dr. Hayden
12 Introduction to Minerals
12 The Hubble Law of Expansion of the Universe- Stellar Structure and Luminosity
13 Field Trips- Rocks of Virginia
14 Earth History
15 Geology Labs- Dr. Mose
16 Field Trips- Rocks Formed by the Opening of Atlantic Ocean
Box Folder
22 1 The Clustering of Galaxies
2 The Science of Geography
3 Atomic Spectra
4 Astronomical Facts- Dr. Kaftos
5 Introduction to Some Basic Concepts of Logic
6 Phases in the Development of Industrialized States
7 The Faith vs. Reason Conflict
8 Article Deep Play: Notes on Balinese Cockfight
9 The Birth of Khadi
10 Walden Two- S.F. Skinner
11 The Revolt of the Masses
12 Conceptions of Self
13 Readings- Fall 1987
14 Taking Rights Seriously
15 Strange Things Happen Here
16 Sigmund Freud and Psychoanalysis
17 Nothing Unusual is Happening- Joan M. Peterson
18 The Mind in Love: Dante's Philosophy
19 The Methodological Position of Symbolic Interactionism
20 Inferno
21 Human Freedom and the Self
Box Folder
23 1 Hinduism- "Religions of Man" by Smith
2 Has the 'Free Will'? by Campbell
3 Free Will in Theory and Practice
4 Dramas of Selfhood in Comedy
5 Determinism and Free Will
6 Dante's Conception of Love
7 Becoming a Marihuana User by Howard S. Becker
8 Booklet (Reproduced)- Introduction to Models in the Social Sciences
9 Prof. Rosenblum- Accomplices to the Crime
10 Reading the Arts
Box Folder
24 2 Prof. Comito- Symphony No.5 in E Minor, "From the New World"
2 A Travesty Generator for Micros (From Byte)
3 Computers in Contemporary Society
4 Page 120- Readings- Fall 1987
5 Class Photo 1992-94
6 Class Photo 1994-95
7 Class Photo 1995-97
8 Class Photo 1996-98
9 Page Program's Student Newspaper April 1995
Box Folder
25 1 Commemoration for the Closing Reception
3 Class Photos
3 Student Awards Ceremony
4 1994 Picnic Photos
5 Photos
6 Honors "Picnic" May 1999
7 Contact Sheets
8 Correspondence and Social History of Page
9 Spring 1995 Earth Day- Photos Taken by Bill Lankford
10 Correspondence
11 Designing the Page Program for the Future
12 Photo Negatives
13 Slide and Photo Negative
14 Slides
15 Glenda Kirkman- Page Photos and Slides
16 Slides
17 Exhibition (Copy)
Box Folder
26 1 Slides
2 Correspondence- General Education Evaluation Committee
3 Correspondence Articles on Page and Photos
4 Correspondence- Articles of Interest
5 Correspondence- Articles About Page
6 Correspondence- Publicity
7 Correspondence- 10th Anniversary, 1993
8 Administration- Inventory of Page- Related Work
9 Students Reinstatement Letters
10 Student Guidelines for Page Lounge
11 Administration- Students- Questionnaire/Demographics
12 Administration- Students- Data Questionnaire 1987
13 Correspondence- Mitav Award
14 Correspondence- Datatel User's Manual
15 Occoteek Cleanup- Spring 1995
16-17 Photos
18 Faculty
Box Folder
27 1 Scheduling of Courses
2 Course Proposals
3 Miscellaneous Page Materials
4 Memos
5 Page- B2
6 Page- Strands
7 Page- Board of Visitors
8 Page- Grants
9 Faculty Interactions CAS
10 Catalog Copy
Box Folder
28 1 Accepted Page Students
2 Sample Schedules
3 Counseling
4 A5/A7- Page
5 A5/A7 Current Course Proposal
6 Sara Looney- Advising- Grant Application
7 A8
8 Page B4
9 Page B3
10 Audio Visual Materials
11 AAC- Baltimore Conference
12 Association of American Colleges
13 Jerry Gaff- General Education Today
Box Folder
29 1 Page- Constructive (and Other) Criticism
2 Page- Correspondence Outside University
3 Page- High Schools
4 General Education- Reference
5 Course Prospectus
6 General Education at Other Schools
7 P.R.
8 General Education- Course Proposals
9 Class Schedules- GMU
10 Art Commission
11 Page B1
12 Page A3/A6
13 Page A2/A4
14 Page A1
15 Page- Evaluation
Box Folder
30 1 Chris Theiss- Writing/ Warren Decker- Speaking
2 ICPSR
3 Broadside
4 Recruitment
5 Summer 1982
6 Faculty Senate
7 A5/A7 Reform Council
8 Joint Review Committee
9 CPS
Box Folder
31 1 Notes From Elizabeth
2 School of Business Administration
3 Interdisciplinary/Non Traditional Programs Council
4 Early Admitted Student Reception
5 Meeting Attendance Spring 1983
6 Proposal
7 Curriculum Committee- CAS
8 Curriculum 'Snapshot" 2-2-83 - 2-9-83
9 Page Meeting Times
10 Page 227- Lecture 1984
11 Page- Inventory 1984
12 Page 227- Lecture Fall 1985
13 Page- Genetics Lab
14 Science Course, 1984
15 Page Office
16 Notes From Jan- Executive Meeting
17 Flyer
18 Oral Communications
19 Book I
20 Director to Page Faculty Memos
Box Folder
32 1 Campus Memos
2 Dean CAS
3 V.P. for Academic Affairs
4 Newsletter No.2
5 Orientation 1983
6 The Mason Gazette
7 General Faculty
8 Spring 1985 Syllabi
9 Fall 1984 Syllabi
10 Fall 1985 Syllabi
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