Starting fall semester 2021, the University of La Verne will pilot eight-week classes embedded in the new 17-week semester.
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The University of La Verne could move to a 17-week semester with two 8-week terms embedded beginning Fall 2021, following a Faculty Senate vote Monday in support of the change.
The University of La Verne should begin observing Veterans Day as an “off” day to allow students, faculty and staff to spend the day honoring those who have served in the military.
The University of La Verne currently offers two 16 week semesters and a winter term in January known as “Jan Term” for the academic year. Most universities like Chapman University, UC Berkeley and the Pomona Colleges that are on a semester system offer 15 week semesters instead.
Students will not be saying the “Thank God it’s Friday” today as they walk into their respective classrooms to take, not their last final, but their first.
Students have always dreaded finals week and at the University of La Verne it is no different. Everywhere you turn students are stressing, cramming and procrastinating.
Thanksgiving is inching closer and teasing students with the dream of vacation. The long weekend gives the campus two extra days of relaxing before dumping them back into the workload leading up to finals.
Now is about the time when many students are beginning to feel burned out. Some are feeling stressed out from school, work and extracurricular activities.
It seems like no big deal to add on a week for the semester in fall – and spring, which is what the administration has done effective this September. But it is a big deal to us.
It is a little too early to be thinking about the class schedule for the upcoming school year. But faculty members and students should start soon.