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ERIC Number: EJ837454
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0935
Guaranteeing the Course Schedule
Carroll, Jonathan; Campbell, Lea
Community College Enterprise, v14 n1 p25-29 Spr 2008
It is an event administrators, faculty, staff, and students dread every semester--the course cancellation meeting, when it is decided which low enrollment classes will be canceled. No one wins. Students are left scrambling to make last-minute adjustments to their schedules, and administrators are forced to cancel low-enrollment classes even though they may be unsure whether a couple more days would have improved enrollment. The result is that adjunct faculty may either find themselves without any classes or one less to teach, and full-time faculty either have to change their load or find a new assignment. Imagine a different situation, one where the course schedule is guaranteed and all classes are offered. This is possible by implementing a strategic enrollment plan to create a guaranteed course schedule. Not only does this plan assure classes will be offered, but it also helps increase enrollment. In this article, the authors will outline how to conceptualize the schedule, and the specific steps necessary to implement a guaranteed schedule. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A