Feedback on schedule welcome
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Pullman commencement was a great experience this past weekend and, as always, congratulations to our graduates on their tremendous achievements.
Of course, you wouldn’t know the semester was over given the vibrancy of campus the past couple days. WSU Summer Session has really developed into a popular choice for many of our students who utilize it to get an education quicker and cheaper. Its popularity would make it hard to notice that the main academic year is, in fact, completed, were it not for the U-Hauls traveling in and out of town right now. (For the record, those who did choose to stay have been rewarded with nicer weather, finally.)
As per some feedback I received on Saturday, we are considering making a change to the academic calendar as it pertains to Summer Session. One of the concerns I have heard from students is the lack of a break between the spring semester and Summer Session.
Students wishing to take first session Summer Session courses must do so two days after completing the traditional academic year. It seems like it might be a valid concern. Would anyone like to see a one-week break between spring semester and first session to regroup?
We are also considering a shift in December commencement. As it stands now, we have final exams for that semester the week following the December commencement ceremony. I am considering changing that date so the completion of exams occurs the week before the ceremony instead.
Feel free to weigh in below on this blog, or in person. I’ll be giving it some thought and would welcome feedback……