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Semester and Quarter Plan Report

Semester and Quarter Plan Report

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Semester and Quarter Plan Report
Identification: MF028
Date: 1936
Size/Quantity: 0.05 linear feet (one archival folder)
Language: This collection is written in English.
Creator: Georgia School of Technology.
Repository: Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract:This collection contains a single report, entitled "Report of Professor Daniel to Advisory Committee on Semester and Quarter Plan."

Biographical/Historical Note

When classes began at Georgia Tech in 1888, the school was on the semester system; however, in 1946, Georgia Tech converted to the quarter system. This system remained in effect until the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia decided that Georgia Tech, along with the rest of Georgia colleges and universities, would convert to the quarter system in the fall of 1998. Nonetheless, Georgia Tech's conversion did not occur until the fall of 1999, due to the impact of the 1996 Olympics.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a single report, which discusses the semester system versus the quarter system. The report was written by Floyd Field in February 1936. This report also includes a small survey from other institutions, such as the University of Texas and Cornell University, on the quarter and semester systems.

Index Terms

Field, Floyd, 1873-1958

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Please cite Semester and Quarter Plan Report (MF028), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.


Accession #2001.132.

Processing Information

Jody Lloyd Thompson described this item in 2002.

Revisions to Finding Aid

October 2005:
  • Finding aid converted from Encoded Archival Description Version 1.0 to Version 2002. September 2010: Finding aid imported into Archivists' Toolkit.

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    1Report, 1936