Category Archives: Academics

March Madness. . . What if?

Thoughts from Dr. Gurney
What if the NCAA used the 4 year Federal Graduation Rate from the 2012 men’s basketball reports as the threshold for post-season play in the NCAA tournament as was originally intended? 178 of 314 (57%) institutions would be ineligible. 10 institutions had a 0%
4 year FGR. Of course all of the service academies and ivy league schools’ teams are not included in athletic FGRs because no athletic related aid are offered. Just imagine the tumult if the NCAA was really serious about academic standards for participation in March Madness.

Gerald Gurney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Adult and Higher Education
University of Oklahoma
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Spring 2013 Important Dates

Important Dates for the CU Boulder Campus

As we get ready for the spring term, here are some important dates to be aware of . . .

Four Female Athletes (18-21) in Starting Blocks Awaiting the Race Start
January 11, Open enrollment begins
January 14, Spring 2013 Classes begin
January 21, MLK Holiday (campus closed)
January 22, Athletics tutoring begins
January 23, Add deadline
January 30, Drop deadline
March 6, Summer registration begins
March 25-29, Spring Break
April 1, Fall registration period
May 3, Last day of classes
May 4-9, Final Exams
May 10, Spring 2013 Commencement
May 13-31, Maymester Session
June 3, Summer A-Session begins
July 9, Summer B-Session begins