ERIC Number: ED430644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Alabama College System Quarter to Semester Conversion: A Working Manual.
Gainous, Fred; Kuzmicic, Jorge; Romine, Robert J.; Culverhouse, Renee; Dahl, Debbie
In February 1997, the Alabama State Board of Education authorized the Alabama College System to convert to a semester based academic calendar, effective for the 1998-99 academic year. The decision to move forward with the semester conversion was guided by the fact that collegiate research indicates that the semester system provides a superior environment for teaching and learning. This manual was designed to serve as a reference guide to the semester conversion, by providing information and examples that explain how the conversion will affect institutions, and to assist in the transition process on individual campuses. The manual identifies challenges and opportunities with regard to the following areas: (1) instruction, including class schedules, teaching loads, and instructional programs and awards; (2) fiscal impacts for students, employees, and college operations; (3) student services, including the role of academic advisors and the impact on students; and (4) information services, including forms, files, personnel, and historical data. The report also contains surveys to be completed by students, faculty, staff, and administrators requesting their opinions about the conversion from a quarter system to a semester system. The report concludes with recommended policy revisions. (AS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Postsecondary Education, Montgomery.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama