Solutions for Study Day
Written by Bwog Staff
There was much uproar in response to our Shocking Revelation that next fall, the traditional Reading Week will morph into a tiny, hellish creature known as “Study Day.” Is there anything to be done about the unfortunate calendering? CCSC offers up a resounding “maybe!”
According to 2010 VP Sue Yang, who’s point person on the Study Day Project, the following two options are the most viable:
- “Move the last day of classes from Monday Dec 14 to Friday Dec 11. This, of course, would require faculty who would normally teach those Monday courses to shift their schedule for this one day. Students who normally have classes and recitations on Friday may incur some conflicts too. This would, however, add not only that Monday to the reading period, but also provide the weekend as study days free of the worry of classes.
- Keep the class schedule the same, but hold exams on Saturday and Sunday (as some universities do) so that we can shift the start of the exam period from Wednesday Dec 16 to Friday Dec 18. Students would then have a normal reading period of Tuesday – Thursday.”
Still, said Yang, putting into place either of these things (or any other solution) requires cooperation between the four school councils. Ideally, solutions would be discussed before break with a resolution coming to fruition sometime in the mid-February area. However, the timeline “will depend on the schedules of the parties involved,” she cautioned.