ERIC Number: ED103693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Continuous Progress Learning Year Program at the Culinary Institute of America Combining Term Rotation with Student Acceleration.
Thomas, George I.
A new, continuous progress learning year calendar, described in the document, has been prepared for the Culinary Institute of America, to enable the Institute to realize desired educational and space utilization objectives more effectively, while increasing Institute capacity. In addition, the continuous learning year calendar introduces a multiple-entry concept which is unique at the college level. The basic design combines principles of term rotation with the student acceleration concept to provide the setting for a new work experience program plus a flexible student schedule. Traditional college vacations are replaced by a series of short vacations for students in designated streams or groups. At the Institute, student vacations follow 12-week learning periods. Other variations of the plan, however, provide recess periods at the end of eight or nine weeks. To bring together sizeable orientation groups, the multiple entry aspect has been limited to 17 entries per calendar year; at maximum, 28 streams of students would have entered by the time the first entering stream is ready to graduate. A maximum of three streams of students would be in recess, five streams in some phase of work experience program, and no more than twenty streams on campus, at any given time. (Author/AJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.