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.
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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.
On Monday the Faculty Senate, by a vote of 6-8, shot down the College of Arts and Sciences request to postpone implementation of the new academic calendar.
Starting in the 2009-2010 academic year, many University of La Verne students will go to school for two additional weeks, with fall classes starting one week earlier and spring classes ending one week later than they did under the previous traditional semester schedule.
Unlike public schools and other universities around the country, the University of La Verne was not “closed” for Veterans Day this past Tuesday. Universities are a business, and, as a business, it is in the school’s best interest to have every seat in every available class filled every semester.
Campus news for the week of Nov. 14, 2008.
The University of La Verne currently has a two-semester schedule with a January interterm, which works perfectly for undergraduate students because the January term is paid for in the general tuition for up to five units per student.
In order to better assist La Verne’s students and faculty, Provost Alden Reimonenq has laid out three different proposals to change and improve the academic calendars.