Industrial and Management Systems Engineering


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Report: P. Savory (2008), “Summer Sessions Breakdown of Course Dates and Time,” Report to UNL Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, November 2008.


This report highlights an exhaustive analysis of the hundreds of Summer Session courses to develop an understanding of when they occur during the day and during which of the four academic terms. The analysis shows that the most popular time for scheduling courses is between 9:30 am and noon for each of the four summer session terms. Given the limited number of general purpose classrooms on campus, accommodating faculty preference for rooms, buildings, and computer equipment is sometimes not possible during the most in demand course times. The results also showcase the potential for having summer courses four-day per week and/or having their starting times in the mid-to-late afternoon and evening.