Office of the Provost

Expansion of Spring/Summer Instruction
Chair: Jim Penner-Hahn, Associate Dean for Budget, Literature Science, and the Arts

Enrollments in the Spring/Summer semesters traditionally have lagged behind Fall and Winter semester. This group will propose two or three options for increasing Spring-Summer enrollment and will develop comprehensive plans to implement each option.

Expansion of Spring/Summer course offerings could provide many benefits, including:

  • increased utilization of instructional space between May 1 and August 31, when typically many classrooms are idle,
  • more flexibility for students in scheduling classes,
  • enhanced revenue by increasing overall enrollment.

Please email provostcrre@umich.edu with comments, questions, or ideas for the Expansion of Spring/Summer Instruction task force.

Task Force Members:

  • Janet Gerson, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • James Holloway, Associate Dean, College of Engineering
  • Joann McDaniel, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs, School of Art & Design
  • Annemarie Palincsar, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Education
  • Paul Robinson, University Registrar, Office of the Registrar
  • Glenna Schweitzer, Director, Office of Budget and Planning
  • Pat Van Volkinburg, Academic Program Coordinator, Kinesiology
  • Michael Zabriskie, Director, Housing Information Office

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