ERIC Number: ED401953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Summer School Survey of Arkansas' Two-Year Higher Education Institutions.
Moody, Allen B.
As part of an effort to improve its summer school offerings, Arkansas' Garland County Community College conducted a survey of summer school practices at the state's 23 other two-year colleges. Survey results, based on responses from all 23 schools, included the following: (1) 13 schools offered 2 sessions during the summer months, 7 offered 3 sessions, and 3 schools offered only 1 session; (2) of the 13 schools having 2 sessions, each session lasted 5 weeks, with classes meeting 5 days per week; (3) 7 schools offered 1 session lasting 5 to 6 weeks and meeting 4 days per week; (4) 17 schools offered a night program, with 12 schools providing library and computer lab services at night; (5) most of the schools limited student enrollment to a maximum number of hours; (6) only 4 schools did not have any limit on summer school faculty teaching load; (7) the pay scale was the same for the full-time and part-time summer faculty at 16 schools, while 2 schools paid their full-time faculty more in the summer than during the fall or spring semesters; and (8) only 4 institutions involved faculty in the selection of courses for the summer. The survey instrument and tabulated results are appended. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Garland County Community Coll., Hot Springs, AR.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas