ERIC Number: ED119755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Class Time Scheduling at Bakersfield College.
Scott, David C.
During the spring semester 1976, 521 day students at Bakersfield College responded to a 12-item questionnaire designed to (1) determine general student feelings toward present scheduling patterns for three unit lecture courses, (2) determine if students were confused by either irregular patterns of days in scheduling (i.e., TWF, MTTh, TThF) or by irregular patterns of hours (i.e., TTh 9:30, F 10:30), (3) determine if students were unable to take classes they wanted because they were scheduled at the same time and/or were offered in too narrow a time span, (4) determine if students favored certain scheduling changes such as scheduling more afternoon classes, and (5) seek other student suggestions for reform of class time scheduling. Results indicate that most students were satisfied with the present class time scheduling pattern, most were not confused by either irregular day patterns or irregular hour patterns, and most were opposed to the idea of scheduling more classes in the afternoon to avoid conflict. About 42 percent of the respondents indicated that they were unable to take courses because they were offered at the same time, and about 49 percent indicated that too many courses were concentrated in the morning. The questionnaire, which includes an outline of present scheduling patterns, is appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.