ERIC Number: ED365274
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul-13
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Academic Calendars of Illinois Colleges and Universities. Item #5B.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report examines academic calendars at Illinois' institutions of higher education and presents data for the 12 public universities on the number of instructional days as well as the number of days that instruction was not offered during the 1992-93 academic year. Data are also presented on the academic calendars of samples of Illinois public community colleges and private colleges and universities. More generally, the report discusses the improvements in quality and productivity that can be realized by shaping the calendar to meet the needs of faculty, staff, and students and better utilize facilities and other institutional resources. Alternative calendars are considered, such as the addition of a third "regular" semester and rescheduling existing semesters to provide more time for student instruction and projects, as well as for faculty development and scholarship. The report notes that all but two of Illinois' public higher education institutions will have a semester system by Fall 1993; however, Illinois' private institutions have a greater range of academic calendars. The report also recommends that all institutions further examine their academic calendars to include a review of how effectively summers are utilized. (GLR)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.