Campus: CSU, Fullerton -- April 17, 2001


Cal State Fullerton to Expedite Graduation With Year-Round Operations

WHAT:

Cal State Fullerton is working to help its students speed their route to a university degree with Year-Round Operations (YRO), beginning with this summer's state-supported classes.

   
WHEN:
Registration begins today for the summer session.
Classes begin May 29.
   
ALLEVIATING CROWDING:

With Tidal Wave II's college-bound students "lapping at its shores," according to Dr. Keith O. Boyum, acting associate vice president for academic programs, CSUF joins the growing CSU system movement toward Year-Round Operations as a way to alleviate campus crowding and enable students to graduate sooner.

In addition to serving additional students during the summer, the university is increasing the use of distance-learning technologies, accommodating more students at its Mission Viejo Campus and utilizing "non-capacity" space - space not traditionally used for instruction, such as conference and library rooms.

Cal State Fullerton's growth is expected to rise from 20,700 full-time equivalent students in 2000-01 to 27,010 FTES in 2009-10. One FTE equals 15 units of student course work per semester and is the basis for allocating state funding to the campus.
   
MAKING SUMMER
SCHOOL AFFORDABLE:

Under YRO, state-supported classes will be offered only to students earning university degrees. Cal State Fullerton students who are California residents can expect to pay fees that are comparable to those in fall and spring semesters. Typically, smaller course loads in the summer may mean smaller cash outlays than full-time students pay in fall and spring.
   
MEDIA CONTACT: Dr. Keith O. Boyum, acting associate vice president for academic programs, at (714) 278-2618 or kboyum@fullerton.edu.
 

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