ERIC Number: ED063932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Analysis of the 1971 Summer Calendar.
Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.
An examination of the factors related to summer school at Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio) attempted to determine why 1970 summer enrollment had decreased, why growth in summer enrollment had been uneven since 1967, and whether changing the term from eight to six weeks had affected the enrollment. The impact of the length of the summer term(s), student reasons for attending the summer session, and faculty opinions regarding summer school were determined from questionnaires given to a sample of students and faculty who participated in the 1971 summer session. Regarding term length, technical-occupational faculty preferred a longer term; English and speech faculty preferred a shorter term. A significant proportion of students felt all courses were too long in terms of time spent in class, although many judged the 5-week courses as having too few weeks in the session. The most frequently cited reasons for enrolling were to get a degree or finish a program sooner. Faculty opinion showed little agreement as to the relative importance on enrollment of: (1) available summer employment for students, (2) the variety of courses, and (3) the length of the session. The study seems to indicate that a combination of long and short terms would be the most accommodating arrangement. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.