Cal Poly Pomona is well underway in its conversion to the semester calendar, with the go-live date of fall 2018. The semester schedule will provide for deeper, more meaningful student projects, richer learning experiences, and extended time to develop mentoring relationships between students and faculty.
In addition, the calendar will better align Cal Poly Pomona’s academic schedule with the vast majority of California community colleges, opening up more opportunities for efficiency and collaboration. Semester conversion creates an opportunity to review the curricula to ensure that they are current and to increase opportunities for students to engage in activities that prepare them to meet the needs of the 21st century.
The university is undertaking this project thoughtfully, with great care for the concerns of students, faculty and staff. Over the next few years, faculty and staff will be hard at work on semester conversion, redesigning academic programs to serve students effectively.
This newsletter is one of the vehicles that will be used to communicate important updates and news of interest to faculty and staff.