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ERIC Number: ED172648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 306
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Evaluation of an Innovative Academic Calendar and Its Effectiveness; Final Report.
Wisconsin Univ., Oshkosh.
The impact of an alternative calendar that was developed to meet the needs of present and projected university constituencies at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh was assessed. The calendar combines a traditional two-semester system of 17 weeks each and an eight-week summer session with an alternative calendar that divides the fall and spring semester each into three modules and a summer semester into two four-week modules. The evaluation project, sponsored by the Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education, sought to: (1) determine changes in attitude and campus activities and climate as a result of the new calendar; (2) measure student and faculty attitudes toward unique instructional formats, teaching strategies, and calendar time periods; (3) evaluate student performance in courses with various instructional formats and strategies; (4) evaluate the effectiveness of calendar activities in meeting the needs of specific student interest groups, part-time adult learners, commuting students, and others; and (5) assess the effective responses of faculty to the faculty development program that involves compensation for additional service for curriculum development, research opportunities, and inservice training. A summary chronology of evaluation activities, budget information, and findings and the following appendices are included: the evaluation team report, a report to the faculty on the calendar, and abstracts of two doctoral dissertations on the calendar. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Oshkosh.
Identifiers: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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