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ERIC Number: EJ1043402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-18
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Leveraging up Summers on Campus; Avoiding Lost Opportunities
Gross, Karen
New England Journal of Higher Education, Mar 2014
New England's long winter and seemingly interminable wait for spring has this author thinking about what colleges could do with their campuses during the summer. The options are almost infinite, although the cost-benefit analysis clearly varies. For some students, being on campus in the summer is preferable to going home, where the environments may be dangerous and rife with temptations; at the college, they have structure, friends and support services from SVC staff and faculty. The schools used grants to support these efforts. Speaking to other college presidents, the author learned that she is not alone in her struggles to re-think summer on college campuses. Presented in this article are a few suggestions worth considering, ones that seem educationally and societally wise. They share one major drawback: they are unfunded suggestions and absent quality support mechanisms, they cannot be implemented easily or immediately. Some possible funding options to operationalize these suggestions follow.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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