The End of Spring Break?
Jeff Selingo, Open Campus
The academic calendar has long been a barrier to change in higher education. Will the pandemic open up more flexibility?
Prior to the pandemic, some colleges and universities were already experimenting with new ways of crafting an academic calendar to appeal to the needs of today’s students accustomed to learning on their terms. Now, if institutions can resist the urge to return to their old calendars, they can design new schedules that offer opportunities for students to learn additional skills and personalize their learning.