Dear Colleagues: [From [log in to unmask]] I address this question especially to those who teach remedial math, reading, or writing at the two-year college level. Recently we have been asked for input concerning a possible review of summer scheduling for course offerings. We now offer 3-semester hour courses in preparatory math and writing, and 4-semester hour courses in preparatory reading & study skills. Until now we have offered these courses for the full eight weeks of our regular summer terms. Now discussion is under way to determine whether any of these courses would be suitable for offering in a more accelerated scheduling option: for example, two five-week sessions offering consecutive prep-level courses. Another possibility would be to set aside some sections for a five-week schedule in the summer, even if not tied to the next course in sequence for the next five weeks. Our main concern is whether the accelerated pace might defeat the purpose of effectively teaching our students, who already face a reduced time frame in the summer. Please let me know whether your school offers these developmental courses for the full summer term, or modifies the schedule to offer them in a reduced time frame. For those who have offered such courses at an accelerated summer pace, please let me know what your results have been. Your prompt response would be most helpful and appreciated! Sincerely, Bob LeMaire Professor-Math & Reading/Study Skills Kankakee Community College Kankakee, Illinois 60901 [log in to unmask] To Unsubscribe, send a message to [log in to unmask] In body type: SIGNOFF LRNASST.