Boise State Considers Trimester

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Boise State President Bob Kustra said he's taking a hard look at evolving his university into a trimester calendar, moving from the traditional fall/spring system into three semesters. That's one of the ideas Kustra unveiled this morning before lawmakers as he sat before Idaho's Joint Finance Appropriations Committee.

"I recognize fully my responsibility to continually increase the efficiency and effectiveness of this university," said Kustra.

He said he was continually challenged by declining state revenues but growing admissions.

"It has been a struggle and a true test of institutional character to advance as we have despite the dramatic reductions in funding over the last several years," said Kustra. "We are coming close to a critical point in history where only those who can afford higher education will get it, just as we need an increased workforce knowledge base to maintain the recovery and global competitiveness."

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