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ERIC Number: ED176669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Class Scheduling Preferences: Full-Time Students and Faculty, Fontbonne College, St. Louis, Missouri.
Freidman, William
The problems of class scheduling in higher education institutions are discussed in this research study that investigated the scheduling preferences of students at Fontbonne College, a small, private, four-year college in Missouri. Scheduling for nontraditional, part-time students at Fontbonne has centered on evening and weekend classes with increasingly longer class meetings on a concentrated eight-week basis. It is suggested that this has greatly increased the number and variety of courses offered during nontraditional time-frames. Full-time students and faculty expressed preference for traditional time frame scheduling and a traditional meeting frequency of two to three times per week for a typical three-credit course. The results of this study indicate that the scheduling preferences of the full-time academic community should be considered and at the same time, the college should continue to provide innovative, nontraditional scheduling for part-time students. Two schedules are outlined in appendices. (SF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A