Effects of academic calender changes

By Jonathan Persson | gargoyle@flagler.edu

As of next year, the fall and spring academic calendars for the 2013-2014 school year have been altered so that more education and success can be achieved. How will this effect current students and professors alike at Flagler College?

Some of the many changes will be the introduction of a quiet week. This allocated time is to help give advisers more time to speak with students.

“I often find that during this time it can be very busy for professors who also advise. I am glad that they will be given more time. More time means that students will still be able to reach their professors during advising week,” said Adam Tyler, a junior at Flagler College.

A new event has been created called Reading Day and will take place on the Friday before finals in both the fall and spring semesters. During Reading Day, no classes will be held.

“I sometimes feel overwhelmed and rushed in major projects since we are not afforded more time to complete them. I believe I will benefit from this change,” said Hannah Jordan, also a junior at Flagler College.

Another key change is the added third day off during spring break. Students will now have an extra day of break for traveling purposes.

Overall, both the fall and spring semesters have been extended by one week.

“I am in support of our new calendar in that it allows students a bit more time to accomplish all that they set out to do here at Flagler college,” said Nicholas Panepinto, assistant professor of the department of business administration.

The end result of these changes are to encourage a better quality of life for both the students and the faculty.

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