Sunday, October 18, 2015

Getting Crowded

The Daily Bruin has an article noting that if UC admits an extra 5,000 in-state students as part of its budget deal with the state, class sizes will likely grow, there will be unmet demand for dorm rooms, etc.

...Ellen Carpenter, a member of the Academic Senate’s Committee on Undergraduate Admission and Relations with Schools and a psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences professor, said she thinks increased enrollment will be problematic in larger departments such as life sciences. “We will need larger spaces, more instructors and perhaps alternative methods of delivering lectures,” Carpenter said. Trent Kajikawa, the Undergraduate Students Association Council’s Academic Affairs commissioner, said he thinks about 500 of the double occupancy rooms on the Hill will have to be converted into triple occupancy rooms to accommodate the increase...

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