Thank you for your letter of December 4, 2000 transmitting the Senate resolution to change the Spring 2001 registration period on a trial basis. Please convey my appreciation to the Senate for proposing this excellent idea. I believe it will increase student access to courses, reduce requests for special permission to register for courses, and improve the overall efficiency of course selection for our students. The administration will implement this change on a pilot basis in the Spring semester. We look forward to evaluating these changes to the registration period with the appropriate Senate Committee in order to consider whether we should adopt them on a permanent basis.
Francis L. Lawrence