It looks like everything has been given the green light, and we at BMCC (with the rest of CUNY) will be able to take part in the Sloan Semester. It’s an effort to give students who have had their education interrupted by Katrina the chance to take online courses for free.

An accelerated semester will start in October, and students will be able to take a wide variety of courses, in a wide variety of disciplines and at a wide variety of levels, even if they have not been able to find permanent housing or employment yet. The courses will be offered by a range of institutions, with full course credit, with some funding provided by the Sloan Foundation, and the remainder by the host institutions.

It’s a great idea, and even though it’s a small drop in the bucket of help needed after Katrina, I’m glad to be able to participate in whatever small way I can.