Doane College Drops Interterm Classes

doane-college(AP) — Doane College in Crete has taken steps to increase academic rigor by eliminating the three-week interterm courses next school year.

Dean of academic affairs John Burney said the interterm was created more than 40 years ago as a way to get students into some interdisciplinary education, with courses and topics they usually wouldn’t take during a semester.

Over time the courses became less about the classes and more about the extracurricular activities that accompanied the three-week stretch.

Doane wants to move away from the party culture the interterm became known for. Officials plan to eliminate the three-week interterm courses and replacing them with a semester-long liberal arts seminar for freshmen, sophomores and juniors.