Southern Polytechnic State University is leaving any schedule changes up to individual faculty members, while Kennesaw State University is still considering whether to make any changes.
Dr. Trina Boteler, vice-president of academic affairs at Chattahoochee Technical College, said the recent weather-related closing has caused issues with classes meeting their required hours this quarter.
"This is especially true of those courses that have specific lab and/or clinical requirements," she said.
CTC classes offered on Monday only, Tuesday only, Wednesday only and Monday/
Wednesday are especially affected, as those classes have not yet met requirements for this quarter. Monday's Martin Luther King Day holiday also compounded issues for Monday-only classes.
The CTC quarter will now end March 22, and final exams for any of those classes that need the extra day will be March 23. The quarter was slated to end March 16, with finals on March 17 and 18.
SPSU President Dr. Lisa Rossbacher said her campus debated options that included canceling Spring Break or extending the semester by a week, both of which would have wreaked havoc on students because most of them work and have carefully scheduled their class schedules.
"Ultimately, we have chosen to leave the decision about how to make up the missed time to the individual faculty members," Rossbacher said.
SPSU's Dr. Zvi Szafran, vice president for Academic Affairs, said faculty may consider out-of-class assignments and/or plan additional class times that meet students' schedules.
Dr. Ken Harmon, Kennesaw State University's interim provost, said Monday KSU was seeking guidance from the Board of Regents on any potential changes to its calendar. Harmon said any schedule changes would be announced.