ERIC Number: ED134259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-9
Reference Count: 0
Calendar Study Committee Final Report.
College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA.
A three-phase study was conducted at the College of the Redwoods (C/R) to determine if the college calendar should be changed, and if so, how. The first phase of the study consisted of establishing priority criteria for consideration of alternative forms of calendar organization, identification of calendar alternatives, and compilation of a list of colleges similar to C/R using different modes of calendar organization. Phase two consisted of administering questionnaires to C/R faculty and students to elicit their opinions regarding alternative calendars. Additionally, staff and students at other colleges were contacted to ascertain their opinions on the form of calendar organization used at their colleges. Phase three consisted of compiling, analyzing and reviewing data from phase two and formulating recommendations appropriate for C/R. It was recommended that C/R remain on the quarter system for several reasons: (1) 79% of the students and 58.79% of the faculty supported the quarter calendar; (2) the quarter system offered the flexibility and opportunity to offer a wide range of classes; (3) survey data indicated that the quarter system best fit the seasonal employment patterns of C/R's district; and (4) general support for the quarter system was noted in the literature. Tabulated data are included in the report. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA.
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