ERIC Number: ED118177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Year-Round Education at the University of Minnesota Technical College, Waseca.
Frederick, Edward C.
The University of Minnesota Technical College-Waseca prepares students for midmanagement, semiprofessional positions in the broad fields related to agriculture. The college operates on a year-round quarterly basis, with the summer quarter being no different from the fall, winter, and spring quarters. Students can start any quarter and graduate any quarter; they can attend school continuously or intermittently, full-time or part-time. Planning for the college tied the your-round concept into all phases of the operations before the doors actually opened. Programs were developed with a minimum of prerequisites, and most courses are self-contained units. Nine-month faculty are rotated throughout the year. Registration, financial aids, veterans assistance, and other procedures have been developed to fit a year-round program. Advantages of the year-round system include the opportunity for students to fulfill employment experience requirements during the time of year that is most advantageous from a learning point point of view, and better use of expensive facilities and equipment. Although problems such as faculty fatigue, lack of time for professional updating, difficulty in maintaining the physical plant, and misunderstanding resulting from the break with tradition have occurred, the program has been well accepted by the students and the agricultural industry. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ. Technical Coll., Waseca.