WHO —> PAIN:

1. There is a student who wants to cross register at Berkeley —> can't work commute into their schedule for just one class across town.

2. There is a transfer student with 3-4 semesters to be completed at Mills —> between major requirements and thesis, no room for breadth/depth in class programming.

3. There is a student who wants to add an Interdisciplinary Masters in Computer Science —> can't take pre-reqs while completing B.A. because of major requirements/thesis.

4. There is a single parent —> can't commit to 15 weeks for only one course.

5. There is an instructor who wants to mix students at lower div/upper div/graduate levels —> University Need: 30+ students need Intro courses; deficit in knowledge at lower div levels

6. There is an instructor with outside employment —> can't teach daytime classes

7. There is an OUSD high school student who wants to take college level classes @ Mills —> can only attend in evenings

8. There is a transfer student with no declared major —> not enough time to explore subjects of interest because of GE requirements.

HOW MIGHT WE….

How might we Smash the Semester for a student who wants to cross register at Berkeley so that they can maximize resources at multiple campuses & intellectual communities?

WHAT IF WE…

What if we allowed Mills students to take more than one course a semester at Berkeley…we'll call it "Cal Day"…

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what if we gave better access to Berkeley's course catalogs during Mills registration by showing the courses that are acceptable for xreg (i.e. they are not offered at Mills)?

INNOVATION:

Story: there is an Anth student at Mills College who can't find enough Anth electives to create a Anthropology program and can't commit to commuting to Berkeley x2 a week for the payoff of just one Anth course. Our product increases the cap on enrollment at Cal to 2 courses per semester and retains the limit of only allowing xreg in courses that are not currently offered at Mills.

This allows students to great a program with breadth/depth and allows department faculty to focus on specialized courses (which may attract more cross registration from Berkeley students). E.g. a Mills student who needs intro to Anth cross registers at Cal and a student who wants to take the Anth of Cooking is enticed to cross register at Mills.

Adding the available/acceptable courses at Berkeley to the Mills catalog streamlines the xreg process and makes cross registration at Berkeley a part of the rule instead of the exception. Since Mills and Berkeley already have a matriculation agreement, the questions really is, why not now?