By Josh Adamson |Staff Writer| I am celebrating CSUSB's imminent switch over from quarters to semesters. The change cannot happen soon enough. The quarter system is an archaic, compressive and needlessly dense approach to the organization of higher education. Quarters represent a dying way of scheduling the academic year. Only 14.7 percent of universities use the quarter system, while 71.2 percent use semesters, according to an article by Inside Higher Ed. The same article also notes that the number of colleges that utilize the semester system increased from 62 percent to 70 percent between 1990 and 2001. Such findings are not surprising in light of the benefits of … [Read more...] about Quarters are going away. It’s about time.
By Aimee Villalpando |Staff Writer| The new CSU Chancellor, Timothy P. White, visited CSUSB on May 7 and May 8 and spoke on the current state and future of the CSU system. White met with individual groups and hosted an open forum for students, faculty and staff. White gave a 20-minute speech describing his general focus as new chancellor, which was emphasized in his responses to the Q&A segment that followed. The most popular topic of discussion was the possible transition of CSUSB’s quarter system into a semester system. White claimed that although he previously had advocated for the adoption of semester systems over quarter systems, he had not pushed this … [Read more...] about New Chancellor addresses the future of the CSU