Mar 11, 2013 4:43 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Cal Poly likely to convert to semesters by end of decade

Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong announced Monday that CSU Chancellor Timothy White is moving toward a decision to convert all quarter-based campuses to a semester system. Cal Poly is currently on a quarter system.

Back in September, Armstrong appointed a task force to investigate the pros and cons of switching to a semester-based academic calendar. The Semester Review Task Force determined that a conversion to semesters would be too costly and would not benefit students. In February, Cal Poly students also voted against converting to semesters.

President Armstrong says he presented the findings to Chancellor White and recommended against converting Cal Poly to a semester system; however, White expressed that the benefits of a common calendar outweigh individual campus preferences.

Armstrong says Cal Poly's conversion to semesters would be phased-in and would begin by the end of the decade.

To read Armstrong's full statement, click here.



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