My buddy and I are visiting colleges, he is busy to check how many students actually have GED diploma instead of high school diploma. He says that the percentage is pretty high. It’s a part of his summer job to support promotion of ged schools with preparation for ged exam programs. Anyway, at every college I’ve ever taken a tour of, there’s always been several ongoing construction projects on the campus.
For high schools, construction projects are typically a large deal, since the school is small and the construction crew interferes a lot with the day-to-day hustle and bustle of the school. Projects are also usually limited to a renovation, though in cases of large expansion, new wings or buildings may be built.
But at colleges, construction is pretty much ongoing. Due to the larger income from tuition and possibly state funds, colleges have a lot more money at their disposal to keep the campus up-to-date and, as necessary, expanded. This keeps the school modern, attractive, and accommodating for everyone. You know that well-known fact about how the Golden Gate Bridge is always being painted because it’s so large? Think of your college like that: when one project is finished, another project will be needed.
Currently at UCSC, several of the ten colleges are under expansion, a new biomedical building is being built, the library is being renovated, and a dining hall is being redone. Other schools I had seen through tours always had construction going on in some form. (more…)