ERIC Number: ED098865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
The University Calendar: Attitudes of Students, Faculty, and Administrators.
Chase, Clinton I.; And Others
Indiana University instituted a new program calendar beginning with the academic year 1972-73. The new calendar proposed: (1) to end the first semester before the Christmas vacation; (2) to deemphasize final examinations and encourage across-the-semester evaluations; (3) to achieve greater utilization of facilities by creating less "down" time; (4) to provide greater flexibility in summer session scheduling, and (5) to achieve a common calendar for the entire University system. A questionnaire was designed to survey students, faculty, and administrators to see what their opinions were about the new University calendar. Results of the survey indicated: (1) Students strongly favored the early beginning-early ending of the fall semester. (2) Faculty found no difficulty with the new schedule, but 40 percent reported that they were more ready to begin classes after Labor Day than in late August; and (3) Administrators were about equally for and against the new starting and ending dates, but reported that they had no difficulty with their personal schedules or in staffing, and that they managed to get necessary work accomplished under the new calendar. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Bureau of Educational Studies and Testing.