Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] post-secondary

From: Ann Ide <>
Date: Thu Mar 20 14:00:00 2003

Back in the 80's, I did my graduate work through the Independent Studies
Program at Lesley College, in Cambridge,MA. Sounds like Waterloo has pretty
much the same design that Lesley had. I don't know if it still exists or in
what form; but easy enough to check. I didn't take a single course offered
by Lesley. I found training programs, a mentor, and had an apprenticeship
all off campus. I was able to totally design my course of study. It was

Ann Ide

----- Original Message -----
From: "Victoria Serda" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2003 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Discuss-sudbury-model] post-secondary

> I'd like to add that in Canada, at the University of Waterloo, Ontario,
there is
> the Independent Studies Program (undergraduate degree-
> where the
> can design their own courses or mix with ones offered by the university
> distance or on campus), and to get the undergraduate degree you do a
> There are no grades or tests, no prerequisite courses, and students have
> meetings one on one with professors. I just finished this program, and sat
> the admissions committee, so if anyone has questions, email me. UW was
listed by
> Macleans Magazine to be the #1 best overall university in Canada for the
> year in a row. This is the best program
> have ever heard of at an undergraduate level.
> Victoria Serda
> Joseph Moore wrote:
> > > From: Mike Sadofsky []
> >
> > > I am hardly an expert on the college and university scene, but some
> > > folks talk about Hampshire and Goddard having a self-directed
> > > structure. And depending on what one wants, St. Johns may be a school
> > > to consider.
> > >
> > > Mike Sadofsky
> > >
> >
> >>
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