ERIC Number: ED134282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Dec-17
Reference Count: 0
Calendar Evaluation; Recommendations to Return to Traditional Calendar for 1977-78 Academic Year.
Scott, David C.; And Others
Bakersfield College conducted a study to determine what type of academic year calendar would be most appropriate for that institution. The alternative calendars considered were an August to May calendar (early-start) and a September to June calendar (traditional). Primary considerations were: (1) enabling students to receive quality education and appropriate support services, (2) maximizing enrollment opportunities for students, (3) impact on administrators, instructors, and staff members, and (4) minimizing costs of running the college. Input was obtained from students, faculty, local business associations (student employers), high school students and counselors, and from the California Employment Development Department. Resulting data revealed distinct differences of opinion regarding the alternative calendars. Students favored the August to May calendar by a nine to one ratio, the business associations were split on the question, and college faculty/staff and high school counselors favored the September to June calendar. The final recommendation was that the college should adopt the September to June calendar. Survey data and arguments on both sides of the issue are included. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bakersfield Coll., CA.