UF Considering Alternative Spring-Summer Schedule.

GAINESVILLE, FL (September, 2010): The University of Florida is considering a new scheduling option in which undergraduate students would only participate in on campus classes in the spring and summer, as the campus is currently at capacity in the fall, according to an article in Inside Higher Ed. According to the article, Provost Joseph Glover envisions increasing the freshman class from its current level of 6400 students by an additional 250 students with the new scheduling format. Of course, the idea cannot be implemented unless the State Legislature alters a current statue which bars public institutions from requiring students to take summer classes if they enter with 9 or more credits. Early indications are that the Board of Governors is in favor of the change, according to the article.