S.U.N.Y C.O.W. an autopsy or "You'll have to eat the cake with your fingers: I've got the forks counted."

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Hebert, Tom
Educational Development , Educational Improvement , Educational Planning , Experimental Colleges , Higher Education , SUNY COW , College at Old Westbury
The City University of New York's College of Old Westbury was an experimental college that based its philosophy around a community living-learning concept. The College, unfortunately, was unable to survive because of several gross inconsistencies in the education/community process. In this document, the author points out the necessary elements for such a living-learning institution to survive. The author feels that the campus environment grows out of the chemistry of three elements: people, space and events. There is a need for a full and continuing analysis of people participating or served in the college, and there should be a large mix of people with, a varied spectrum of interests. Space should be flexible and open in order to enhance creativity, and the more persons that are utilizing an area of space at one time, the better for increased communication and activity. Events are the result of a proper mix of people and density of space. Events should normally be kept small, using large events as punctuation only. Programs should be planned so that various persons might be involved and should be flexible enough to have room for improvement. (Taken from Document Resume in ERIC - ED070425)
Copyright 1970 by Tom Hebert