Last semester, 10 students and one professor flew to Madrid for Trinity’s first full-semester study abroad program, Trinity in Spain. Though the students were warned that they might not get credit for some of the classes, many were disappointed at how few credits they actually received. In the program, the students took five classes. Of these classes, two were taught by Bladimir Ruiz, the associate professor of Spanish that joined the students in Madrid. Those classes...

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The University Curriculum Council (UCC), the committee that oversees all curricular changes, recently introduced possible changes to the class scheduling grid. These changes are supported by some members of the UCC, but opposed by others. Duane Coltharp, associate vice president for curriculum and faculty development, explained the responsibilities of the UCC to the Trinity community. “If a department wants to revise an existing course, create a new course or revise requirements for the major, those...

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This past Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the University Curriculum Council (UCC) meeting regarding the addition of a “˜common time’ to the weekly class schedule. This proposed open period would last from 11:20 a.m.”“12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and would provide more time for faculty to meet with each other and with students. Added side benefits include a guaranteed period in which students can eat lunch or meet with student organizations....