From the Desk of the Chancellor, April 4, 2011
Chancellor Charles R. Bantz View print-quality image
April 4, 2011
- Diane Brown
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Student success is our goal in a new Flexible Summer Program: “Learn, Work, Play.” Students who want to put time to graduation on the fast track can take advantage of a number of opportunities that make summer school a really smart idea. Flexibility is the operative word. The duration and timing of classes is varied. Special campus housing options are on offer. The availability of financial aid and on-campus jobs makes taking summer classes even more attractive.
Under the leadership of Executive Vice Chancellor Uday Sukhatme, the campus came together in a variety of ways to bring this special summer session package of options together. The availability of summer jobs on campus was expanded by a funding match to offering units from the Office of Academic Affairs. Departments across campus worked to create summer programs that offer not only the traditional 6-week sessions, Summer I and Summer II, but also 12-week courses that span both. Other courses are taught in 3-week formats. These are particularly popular with students who want to concentrate on a course and complete it quickly, leaving time for work or vacation during the remainder of the summer. Daytime and evening courses are available.
Summer sessions give students an opportunity to spend more time on a subject they find difficult, make up deficiencies before the academic year begins, or complete required science courses that have a laboratory component—many of which are likely to have greater capacity during the summer.
Open enrollment for the Summer Sessions began last Saturday, April 2, and lasts until May 13. Be sure to spread the word to students you know who might benefit.
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