New Maps Plus Programs and Online Courses
New Map Plus courses are designed around a 10-week semester, rather than the traditional 16-week semester. Given the compressed time schedule, the course work (both in class time and assignments) is much more intensive in order to provide the same level of instruction. Therefore, students are advised to ensure that they have sufficient time in their schedule to complete the work load, roughly 10-12 hours per week focused on class work for a three credit course.
Fall and Winter Terms
Fall 2017: 10/9/2017 — 12/17/2017
Winter 2017: 1/23/2017 — 4/2/2017
Spring and Summer Terms
Spring 2017: 4/17/2017 — 6/25/2017
Summer 2017: 7/10/2017 — 9/17/2017
In order to design an initiative around ten week courses we have devised an alternative yearly schedule consisting of four ten week course periods and four breaks of two to six weeks. The exact dates of the four course periods and four breaks is fixed to the yearly schedule of the University of Kentucky and is detailed above. Credit for courses will be assigned (e.g., appear on transcripts) to regular UK semesters and summer sessions.