ERIC Number: ED164030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Flexible Calendar Pilot Project Report, 1976-1977.
Blaha, Marjorie K.
The Flexible Calendar Pilot Project at Evergreen Valley College focused on staff and instructional development, and assessing the needs and characteristics of the student population. The new academic calendar, based on faculty preference, called for a fall semester beginning in late August and ending in mid-December, an 18-day intersession during mid-January, and a spring semester from the end of January to the first of June. The following surveys were used to evaluate the first year (1976-77) of the project: student and staff surveys at the end of fall 1976; pre- and post-intersession surveys of faculty attitudes toward staff development; and surveys of students, full-time faculty, part-time faculty, and administrators at the end of the 1976-77 academic year. Additional methods of evaluation included comparisons of enrollment for 1975-76 and 1976-77, of the number of students applying but not enrolling, of student attrition rates, and of final grades, and an assessment of faculty reports of their participation in development activities. Effects of the shortened instructional year, number of special projects developed, and evaluation of the administration of the project were also studied. Plans for the second year are outlined in terms of problems to be resolved, goals, and current project status. Survey results are included and the instrument form is appended. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Evergreen Valley Coll., San Jose, CA.
Note: Several appendices have been deleted due to irreproducibility