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Virginia Tech to change schedule format for 2008 Summer Sessions


BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 25, 2007 – In an effort to address both student and parent responses to surveys, Provost Mark McNamee has approved altering the scheduling format for the 2008 Summer Sessions.

Several ad hoc groups of faculty, staff and students over the most recent years have studied options to encourage increased enrollment in Virginia Tech's Summer Sessions. Recent surveys of our current student population support early access to Summer Session offerings.

Laurie Hillstock, director of University Summer Sessions, stated survey results revealed that more than 50 percent of Virginia Tech students would prefer to view the summer session timetable and begin requesting courses during the winter, prior to the holiday break. Assessment results also indicated the desire of both students and parents to have access to the summer timetable earlier to assist with planning.

As a result, the display of 2008 Summer Session course offerings will be available in December. Course Request for the Summer Sessions will open Friday, Dec. 7 through Friday, Feb. 8, 2008.

This change in format will not impact the already scheduled dates for Fall 2008 course request.

Visit the Summer Sessions website to access up-to-date information regarding the 2008 Summer Sessions.



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