Lake Superior State University in Michigan has removed 8 a.m. classes from its schedule to use the time for campus-wide meeting sessions. Inside Higher Ed reported that university officials said the decision was not meant to give students and faculty an extra hour of sleep, but acknowledged the serendipitous connection.
“We see this as a beneficial side effect,” said David Finley, the university’s provost. “Many college students aren’t at their best at that hour.”
Finley said the goal is to involve more students and employees in the university’s decision-making process and hopes students will make the best of the extra hour. The change will go into effect next fall as a trial run for the university.