The Calendar Committee voted 17-2 to recommend a calendar that includes a winter intersession after the administration had already given the go ahead for an operational calendar that does not include a winter intersession to be put into the scheduling system.
The Shared Governance Calendar Committee has yet to start on the Fall 2014 academic calendar as the future of the winter intersession remains unclear.
The Calendar Standing Committee voted unanimously to propose a model calendar for the 2013-14 year that includes a winter session at its special meeting on Tuesday.
Much confusion and uncertainty surrounding the transferability of summer classes emerged at the Feb. 20 Associated Students Executive Board meeting.
Due to the elimination of the winter intersession, study abroad programs offered by the college have had to be radically rearranged, officials said.
A three-semester calendar for the 2013-2014 academic year, excluding any winter intersession, was presented to the Calendar Standing Committee on Jan. 31.
Since the beginning of the spring semester, a hostile environment has become evident on campus.
The Faculty Association, through a survey sent out last week, is asking its members what actions it should take â€” up to and including a sickout or strike â€” in response to recent events on campus.
Heated discussions over shared governance and communication issues broke out between various groups at the Academic Senate meeting on Monday.
The summer intersession dates in the full-page advertisement in the last two issues of the Courier are causing confusion.
With all of the rapid and hasty changes to the collegeâ€™s fundamental calendar system, one must ask if they were properly planned.