Planning for Higher Education Journal

We Can’t Get There in Time

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From Volume 30 Number 2 | Winter 2001–2002
By Stephen R. Porter, Paul D. Umbach

Institutions referenced in this resource:
University of Maryland-College Park

In response to student and faculty complaints about the amount of time available to travel between classes, an analysis of the time between classes problem was conducted at a large, public research university. Using facilities, course scheduling, and student survey data, we discovered that many students had distances to travel between classes that would normally take longer than the allotted 10 minutes. This forced them to leave class early, arrive to class late, or skip class altogether and often left them with an inadequate amount of time to complete exams. These analyses supported a decision to implement a policy regarding student scheduling.

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