Monday (Jan. 3) marked the return of the first January Interim at UW-Green Bay since 1993. The scope and delivery methods are greatly changed, however, from the version some alumni and longtime faculty and staff might recall from the 1970s and ’80s. Back then, the young UW-Green Bay offered an intensive four-week interim between the first and second semesters, with experimental courses, study tours, and “regular” classes adapted to “fit” the accelerated schedule via daily half-day class periods.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette describes how UW-Green Bay officials decided to revisit the concept after the school created a longer winter break a few years ago with its move from 15 weeks of instruction to a 14-week semester. This time around, the January emphasis is heavy on online courses. Read more.