Campuses including Fresno State, UC Riverside and California State University, Northridge will include in-person elements in their commencement ceremonies.
The pandemic has wreaked havoc on the college plans for some California freshmen who have had to change their plans so they can help support their families.
UC’s Board of Regents voted in May to stop requiring the exams, but some campuses were still giving students the option to submit scores.
T-shirt giveaways, free summer classes, virtual concerts, flexible deadlines are new pandemic efforts. Schools don’t want the usual attendance melt turning into a flood.
More colleges open shops to provide students with free professional attire for work interviews, internships and new jobs.
College quality to should be measured by the number and diversity of the students they graduate, not by institutional wealth and high rejection rates, author says.
The state is pushing UC campuses to widen access to undergraduate degrees by increasing the number of transfer students. UC Riverside's efforts seem to be working, avoiding possible state financial sanctions.