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LionPATH Errors Force Classes To Be Rescheduled ‘Beyond Department’s Control’

Students enrolled in select classes got an email from their departments declaring, with little explanation or warning, that their classes had been rescheduled to a different time due to yet another glitch in LionPATH.

The email stated that the time change “is due to errors that occurred in the new scheduling system,” meaning, of course, LionPATH messed up once again, in a way that resulted in large groups of people forced into relocating. The departments apparently had no control over the time change. Here’s an excerpt from the email a student got stating that his class times had been changed:

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Not only is this an inconvenience in student’s being forced to change around their entire schedules that they likely intentionally scheduled at a specific time, but also for students who have to plan their day around work or commuting to campus. A class originally scheduled at 8 a.m. was moved to 6 p.m. — hardly a smooth adjustment.

Some of the classes that were changed include sections of HPA 332 (Health System Administration) and HPA 455 (Strategic Planning and Marketing for Health Services).

In a similar strain, LionPATH accidentally admitted hundreds of students, forcing the university to offer 1+3 scholarships to students who chose to instead spend their freshman year at a branch campus. The new student portal has been nothing but headaches so far, and with each glitch shows off a system that is less user-friendly than even originally thought. We’ll miss you, eLion.

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Lexi Shimkonis

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