Several issues have sprung up during the opening of UTRGV. As for myself, I only have one big concern, the shortage of classes.
I have seen how the number of classes has remained, basically, the same while the number of students has increased.
Other issues are parking and transportation. As more and more students across the Valley swarm to both campuses, this strains the overall parking capacity.
Transportation is being resolved, as more buses are being added to transport students to and from the various campuses. I feel that the main proponents of merging both campuses were unaware of all the problems that would arise after the transition was complete.
Then there’s political science Lecturer Cecilia Sandoval, who was paid late for teaching an overload course, which caused a social media uproar.
Some students have complained that they received their financial aid refunds late and tuition has increased overall .
Even as the number of students increased, solved as quickly as possible.”
many professors were not hired, and there is a shortage of professors in various fields.
Another subject is the changing of traditions for both universities. I talked to fellow UTRGV student Nahiely Garcia, and she brought up the fact that although Homecoming was celebrated, there was no royal court.
“It really saddens me there was no royalty this homecoming, especially being the first one for UTRGV,” said Garcia, who was last year’s homecoming queen.
“Most of the burden will be on the students, who have seen in the first two semesters how the issues have caused a major concern, and hope they will be solved as quickly a possible.”
It will take dedication from administrators to resolve the transition issues of both campuses, which had“Most of the burden will be on the students, who have seen in the first two semesters how the issues have caused a major concern, and hope they will be strong traditions that will be molded into one university. And the problems that have popped up in regard to the payment of professors and the shortage of classes at both campuses will be a burden during the first years of the university.
Still, most of the burden will be on the students, who have seen in the first two semesters how the issues have caused a major concern, and hope they will be solved as quickly as possible.