Four-Class Week

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I. Introduction:
The College of Coastal Georgia, is a college that focuses on their students and what is best for them, they do this by implementing new ideas. Their most recent idea includes going from five-day academic week to a four-day academic week. This changed took place during the Spring Semester, and there have been those who have expressed their like and dislike for this change. Which is why the questioned was asked: “What are the effects of a 4-day academic class week have on students, faculty, and staff at CCGA?” There are three focus groups involved in this research and those are; the students, faculty and staff. These three are the main focus, because changing the week doesn’t just affect the students, but others as well, and
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