The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve a calendar without a winter intersession, despite being met with strong opposition from protestors sporting winter attire who were kept locked out of the meeting by campus police. Protestors said police refused to let them in saying the room was filled to capacity. However, the board meeting which was held in the Creveling Lounge, had seats available throughout the evening.
The college scrambled for more than two weeks trying to make good on a promise administrators made to students that the classes they took in Extended Spring would be transferable for Fall 2013.
We believe the entire student body should have been informed immediately and officially that there might be problems with extended spring. This would have given the students more information to make informed decisions about their education.
A public apology from the administration to the students and faculty would be welcome and much needed in order to put all this behind us.
Students taking classes during the Extended Spring term were shocked to find out that the courses they were told would transfer to universities for Fall 2013 are in jeopardy of being rejected.
Although there was no priority registration for Extended Spring, this disaster shouldn’t be incredibly surprising to students.
The registration fiasco could have been avoided if the calendar had been left alone. The Board and administrators tried to fix something that was never broken.
Students are using the extra vacation time provided by the extended spring term to get jobs and catch up on units.
Registration clerks fled their posts after feeling threatened by angry students who couldnâ€™t access the online registration server for Extended Spring classes.
Hundreds of students who were overwhelmed by their inability to get into the collegeâ€™s online registration for Extended Spring registration waited in line for hours for help in the L building on Monday.
Registration for Extended Spring turned into a free-for-all on Monday when students who could not register online showed up in person to try to sign up for classes.