The Switch … it’s almost here!

On Tuesday, I attended a meeting focused on the big switch to semesters which is happening right around the corner.  Semesters will initially start this summer with a seven week term before the start of “Fall Semester” that will begin in the middle of August.  There’s a lot of work that goes into switching an entire program from a traditional 10 week schedule to a 7 or 14 week schedule.  There’s course plans available to show a sample outline of how to finish the program by when you started.  The advisers are doing a great job of trying to make this transition as seamless as possible.  Here’s a few of the nuggets I got out of the session:

  • Core classes will move to Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Classes will be one night per week.  Instead of having class both Tuesday and Thursday evenings, classes will just be one night per week for a longer period of time (I think, she said 6:00 – 9:15)
  • Many of the elective classes will last 7 weeks.  Many of the core classes will last the full 14 weeks.
  • May session, which will last the month of May, will offer a “Workshop Core” or a project experience.  The workshop will focus on ethics, communication or other professional development topics.
  • The program will last slightly longer than previously, under the new curriculum, the program will finish up in slightly less than three years.
  • The electives will be structured so students could have a more clear concentration (if you want).
Overall, the switch to semesters seems pretty straight forward.  Another meeting will be held in late February to discuss class options.

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  1. Melissa,

    Thank you so much for the information. Are there any changes in the number of credit hours for required for graduation?

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