An introduction to the less is more approach in creating course offerings.
A starting place for identifying and setting goals when attempting to change the structure of schedules at your institution.
This overview describes the barriers to student success created by the way most community colleges are currently organized. It describes the key design features of the guided pathways model, describes the process for implementing it and outlines reasons why college leaders should consider doing so despite the costs involved.
This paper identifies the key aspects of reform in higher education: Time, choice and structure are the essential optics through which all higher education reforms must be viewed in order to maximize the likelihood of graduating more of today’s students.
Those that are interested in deep diving into this topic might be interested in reading the research on what roles, departments and services must change or be developed to support students in a structured schedule environment.
In this six year study, a university looks at how course schedules/structure impact students expected grades versus earned grades, as well as how the course schedule influenced student evaluation of instruction. The study suggests that course schedules/structures do influence grades but has no significant impact on instructor evaluation.
This brief examines how institutions schedule courses. It includes information on scheduling goals and implementation. Additionally, the report outlines scheduling software and assessment. Download the report for full overview...