Thinking Outside the Box on Block Scheduling
Wayne Wheeler, Community College Daily
The block model for academic scheduling is an age-old idea that has recently found international appeal.
Notably, only a handful of mostly private, small liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States currently use the block model, including Cornell College (Iowa), Colorado College, Tusculum University (Tennessee), and University of Montana Western. But a recent Australian version may provide new inspiration and spur more out-of-the-box innovation here in America as U.S. higher education institutions-including community colleges-evolve and continue to seek promising practices that can increase student retention, success, and completion.