By Harry Gibbons
CSU’s Mike Uhlenkamp says starting Thursday, students can take online classes at any CSU campus - even courses not available at their home campus.
“A student can be enrolled at Sacramento State but take a course that’s available online from Channel Islands,” said Uhlenkamp.
Uhlenkamp says the new system will help make up for a lack of available spots in high-demand classroom courses.
“Students are unable to advance towards a degree because they’ve hit a bottleneck: they can’t get a class in a given term, it’s full,” said Uhlenkamp.
The program currently only covers core classes that are already online, like biology and finance. But the university hopes to expand the number of courses available as the program continues.
The new program comes after pressure this year from Governor Jerry Brown for California’s higher education system to increase online course offerings.