Cal Poly Pomona has made great progress in planning for the conversion to the semester calendar in fall 2018. During the past academic year, faculty has completed the majority of the work in curriculum development, while staff has helped to establish project timelines and objectives for the next three years.
“I would like to thank all the faculty and staff for all the considerable work they’ve accomplished, allowing the project to be on schedule,” says Semester Conversion Director Francelina Neto. “We’ve had a successful first year, and will continue making good progress.”
Cal Poly Pomona has set a goal of converting to a semester calendar in fall 2018.
Last fall, a Steering Committee with representatives from faculty, staff, students and administrators, was formed to set the direction of high-level decisions. Seven subcommittees also came together to begin work in curriculum coordination, enrollment management, modifying the campus technology, advising, and more.
The next steps of the project include curriculum approval by the colleges and Academic Senate, as well as developing a robust advising strategy to help students through the transition. Faculty and staff will also work with consultants to review the administrative and technical infrastructure needed to transition to semesters, as well as the new system that should be in place in a semester calendar.
About Semester Conversion
Semester conversion is a CSU-wide initiative to have all 23 campuses on a similar calendar. Cal Poly Pomona is among six CSU campuses that will be converting from quarters to semesters.
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, it 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.
To learn more about the initiative, visit the Semester Conversion website.