Four Day Weeks at Flagship Northeast Schools

Links to spreadsheets showing the percentage of courses that meet on Friday are given below.  Penn State and Ohio State stand out as schools that go to class on Friday in the traditional way (over half the time using MWF classes (or other combinations with F)).  The rest of the schools are at least half of this.  While this is evidence of considerable growth of MW classes, these schools still have class on Friday much more than most schools in the Ivy League and some of the elite liberal arts schools.  While the flagship schools are not as selective as the more elite schools they are more selective than most schools and they seem to be resisting the four day week.  I have already documented some very poor use of Fridays at some more common state schools and I think it noteworthy to see the more selective state schools are doing better at preserving Friday as a class day.  It suggests that they believe that class on Friday is important even if you have strong students.

Indiana University F13 39% courses have class on Friday

New_Hampshire_S13 41% courses have class on Friday

Ohio State University_S13 52% courses have class on Friday

Penn State_F12  53% courses have class on Friday

SUNY_Stony _S13 28% courses have class on Friday

UConn_Storrs_S13 34% courses have class on Friday

U Illinois Urbana/Cham. F13  44% courses have class on Friday

UMaine_S13 39% courses have class on Friday

UMassachusetts_F12 40 % courses have class on Friday

UMichigan_F13 37 % courses have class on Friday

URhodeIsland_S13 31% courses have class on Friday

UVermont_S13 42 % courses have class on Friday

UWisconsin_F13 47 % courses have class on Friday