The University has moved in the right direction by offering online classes to undergraduates, but it seems as if there are still some logistics that need to be worked out before this plan becomes ideal for all students.
Online classes have been offered in certain graduate programs at the University, but are now available for undergraduates. Freshmen were encouraged to take online classes such as the basic Christianity courses.
The changes to the University’s meal equivalency plan create more problems by solving others. In past years, students were able to use the meal equivalency plan at various on-campus locations. This semester brought a reversal: the Baugh Center is the only option for the use of the meal plan, and students are struggling to adjust to the new policy.
As the spring semester begins, the University faculty and staff are implementing new ideas to help bring progress and unity. Additions such as new degrees and the increased use of social media accounts by faculty, staff, current students and alumi are helping to draw the attention of prospective students while keeping current students connected.
University officials recently approved a time change for both the amount of weeks in a semester as well as the length of time set aside for finals.
When problems occur, students must remember to verify information before talking about the problem with classmates or friends instead of hastily accusing individuals without properly addressing concerns.
The University’s courageous act of filing a lawsuit against the federal government over the Health and Human Services’ mandate of the Affordable Care Act, passed in 2012, should be supported by students.
Attending a private Christian university definitely has its perks for students. However, this does not mean that the campus is always crime free.
The University’s new advertising campaign featuring film, television and radio commercials might not appeal to the correct audience.
Amid the current and upcoming changes, it is important for students to remember to be supportive and excited about the changes while maintaining the ultimate goal of graduating with the highest GPA possible and actively taking part in campus life.
The potential University name change, although met with shock and skepticism from some of the student body, will keep the University’s Christian values while attracting more students and removing the limits of the current name.