ERIC Number: ED143275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
In Geography Department, Curriculum Experiment Integrates Day, Evening, Summer Courses. Comment, Number 29.
Peterson, Nancy A., Ed.
In an effort to improve service to all its students, and to provide its faculty members with more flexibility in scheduling their time, the geography department in the College for Liberal Arts has developed an experimental "integrated curriculum." All of the department's courses, whether scheduled in day or evening hours, in summer or other months, have been organized by two-year periods into a single coordinated plan. Students registered in the college may schedule courses offered through Continuing Education and Extension, and vice versa. Faculty members, retaining the equivalent of all conditions of a regular nine-month academic year appointment may fulfill the terms of their appointment by teaching combinations of day, evening, and summer courses. The plan is intended to broaden the scope of courses and increase the number of faculty members available to evening and summer students. It is also expected to free faculty members for extended periods of field and library research and for professional activities that can best be done at times other than evenings and summers. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Articulation (Education), College Faculty, College Students, Day Programs, Evening Programs, Extension Education, Faculty Workload, Flexible Scheduling, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Noninstructional Responsibility, Research Opportunities, School Schedules, State Universities, Summer Schools
Center for Educational Development, 317 Walter Library, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Educational Development.