Date: February 15, 2007
May 7, 2007, the Monday after graduation, marks the beginning of May Express, a new educational course at Andrews University, burgeoning the school's already-expanding summer programs. May Express is the brainchild of Donald May, assistant dean for the College of Arts and Sciences and general education director.
"We believe in our general education program and our approach to it," May explains. "But it would be better if we can make it available at a convenient time and a great price."
May Express is a 3-4 week intensive itinerary of selected courses, ending before summer camps start to ensure a job and classes for busy students. May notes that the program is targeted for double majors, students needing additional assistance and those needing credits for graduation.
Students may take up to four credits, at half price per credit. They must register by April 25, and each class must enroll a minimum of ten students. Future offerings will depend on this year's success, anticipated by students and faculty alike.
"The May Express initiative demonstrates great potential for increasing enrollment growth in the summer programs, one of the goals I would like to see achieved over the next year," states Provost Heather Knight. "I am delighted at any opportunity that allows our University to expand its academic horizons and offer alternatives for students needing extra time to complete general education courses."