The Q2S change is happening in less than six months, and it can be intimidating if you don’t have the correct information. Students worry about not being able to finish on time or taking classes that they shouldn’t need to. Departments set up their own criteria, but as far as general education goes, everyone will have to follow the same requirements. Dr. Craig Seal, who is the former dean of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, spoke about the advantages of teaching on a semester system based on his experience with both approaches. “Quarters are so fast. When you get in and you miss a week because something happens, all of a sudden you’re failing a course and there’s no chance to … [Read more...] about A Q2S Guide
In Fall 2020, CSUSB will be converting to the semester system, making the leap from the current quarter system. Currently, the Pfau library book reserves are set up to work for students in the quarter system. However, an emerging question right now is how the leap to the semester system will affect permission for course reserves in the library. The library course reserve will have to change how they catalog the current books to set up for the conversion. The current books offered have to be moved and how they are able to be checked out has to be changed. One of the concerns about this upcoming change is whether or not the library will get any additional funding to help provide more … [Read more...] about How will conversion to Q2S affect library course reserves?
With preparations being made for upcoming transitions from quarter to semester system for both San Bernardino and Palm Desert Campuses, students remain fervent. Many students have been informed about this upcoming transition for a little over two years at both campuses. Some students are excited and thrilled about the fast-approaching transition this fall while others are disappointed about the systems being changed because of added weeks to the semester system. Senior of Communication Studies at the Palm Desert Campus Alex Aparicio, stated, "I'm glad to graduate before the upcoming transition because of originally transferring from College of the Desert and adapting into our current … [Read more...] about From Quarter to Semester 2020
By Austin Murray, Jonathan Cadena, & Jacob Russell To alleviate confusion about the upcoming 2020 Q2S change, faculty and staff have been leading an information campaign but some students are confused. Banners and posters have popped up around campus inviting students to information sessions and urging them to see an academic counselor. Yet some students are still unsure how the conversion will affect them. “I'm just worried about how this will affect my graduation track,” said 1st year English major Dominique. One area that might be affected by the conversion change is the financial aid disbursement. Students will now have to budget their money for 15 weeks instead of 10. … [Read more...] about The impact and consequences of quarter to Semester conversion
Recently, CSUSB has announced that, in Fall 2020, the campus will be converting from a quarter system to a semester system, and some of the students who will be affected by the conversion gave us their thoughts. “I think it’ll mess up people who are going to be in the middle of the conversion. I’m from a semester system in community college, and now I’m getting used to the quarter, but then I’ll have to go back to semester. I think it’ll definitely get confusing. I’ll most likely have to stay a little longer, but I’m fine with that, as long as the job gets done.” “I have mixed feelings about the conversion. In a quarter system, you can take 5 classes each quarter. … [Read more...] about Vox Pop: “What are your thoughts on the quarter to semester conversion?”