President of the University of Minnesota Eric Kaler suggested during his first state of the university address that a year-round academic calendar should be considered.
According to Mila Koumpilova of the Pioneer Press, Kaler also plans give all University employees a 2.5 percent raise.
Kaler proposed the year-round academic calendar will allow students to graduate sooner and increase the yearly revenue of tuition reported the Pioneer Press.
Skeptics of the switch site faculty numbers and students ability to make money at jobs over the summer as shortfalls to the idea reported Dina Elrashidy of the Minnesota Daily.
Hannah Smiltneek, a undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, told the Pioneer Press that year-round schooling would make it more challenging to get to know staff in a three year plan.