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ERIC Number: ED363253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar-15
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Reinventing Community by Changing the Academic Calendar: Changing Time and the Consequences.
Cash, Robin; And Others
The new year-round calendar implemented at Western State College (Colorado) is described, and the corresponding changes in curriculum and facility use are highlighted. The Western Scholars Year, with four alternating 12-week and 8-week terms, replaces the traditional 16-week semester schedule. Regular academic courses are scheduled over four terms. All freshmen attend the fall, winter, and spring terms, but thereafter can select their preferred terms. Courses are more intensive and calls for more interaction between faculty and students. Wednesdays are free for scheduling alternative academic or non-academic activities. The new schedule allows for a variety of course designs and schedules, including traditional, block, and cluster courses. The freshman studies program, characterized by a learner-centered and interactive approach, advising and other support services, a residential living program, and cooperative and experiential learning, evolved with the new schedule. Classrooms were also reconfigured for interactive teaching and scheduled more efficiently because of the new calendar. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A