Four Day Weeks at Flagship Southeast Schools

Links to spreadsheets showing the percentage of courses that meet on Friday are given below.  The University of Florida stands out as a school that goes to class on Friday in the traditional way (over half the time using MWF classes).  The rest of the schools range from 48 to 34 percent.  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 other state 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.  This suggests that they believe that class on Friday is important even if you have strong students.

U of Alabama S13 36% courses have class on Friday

U of Florida S13  51% courses have class on Friday

U of Georgia S13 48% courses have class on Friday

U of Kentucky S13 45% courses have class on Friday

U of Missisippi F13 44% courses have class on Friday

U of North Carolina_F13 38 % courses have class on Friday

U of South Carolina_F13 36% courses have class on Friday

U of Tennessee_S13 44 % courses have class on Friday

U of Virginia_F12 34 % courses have class on Friday

West Virginia University S13 45 % courses have class on Friday