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Nov 8, 2018

Episode 7: Eight Week Classes - Faculty talk Focused and Flexible


In episode 2 of Our College, Your Voices we discussed the major system-wide change underway at Ivy Tech to transform the College from a predominantly sixteen week institution to a predominantly eight week institution.  That episode focused on this initiative from the perspective of administrators.  By your request during the Provost Listening Tour, in this episode, we reprise the same set of questions from Episode 2 with a panel off faculty.   


Our panel members had a lively discussion about their personal experience with eight week classes as well as the first few months of this transition at the College. 


Remember that Ivy Tech faculty and staff can access all resources related to eight week classes in MyIvy on the Employee tab.


Call To Action

In each episode, we’re going to ask you to engage in a call to action.  We’d love for you to share your perspectives on eight week classes with us.  We will talk about eight week classes again.  Would you like to come on the podcast to share your perspective on eight week classes?  Reach out.


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  • Today’s guests are:
    • Ben Markham is Math and Physics Department Chair, Bloomington Campus
    • Jessica Cate is Human Services Program Chair, Richmond Campus
    • Jason Roth is Program Chair for Design Technology, Assistant Dean for the School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Science. You can connect with Jason on social media @footballroth and you can connect with the Indianapolis Design Program @IndyDESN.  Jason’s LinkedIn Profile is
  • You can connect with Kara Monroe on twitter @KNMTweets
  • You can connect with our Producer, Anne Penny Valentine on twitter @indypenny
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  • Thanks as always to Jen Edds at The Brassy Broadcasting Company. Jen provides our theme music, recording, and post production services.