CSI working on weekend course program

In an attempt to serve nontraditional students and Hispanic students, the College of Southern Idaho is looking to work weekends.

The “Weekend College Plus” program will allow students to take some classes on Fridays and Saturdays, Julie Wootton-Greener of the Twin Falls Times-News reported Monday. However, students would still have to take some weeknight classes, or hybrid or online courses to round out their degree work.

“We want to allow them to complete a degree with that ‘plus’ piece,” CSI dean of student success John Hughes told Wootton-Greener.

It’s unclear when the weekend program would begin. Hughes told Wootton-Greener that the program could begin by summer, but said that target date could be optimistic.

CSI will use a federal grant to fund the weekend program, Wootton-Greener reported, after failing to get state funding for a program line item.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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