The Missouri Students Association Academic Affairs Committee launched a survey on Monday asking students their feelings toward a potential fall break.
The survey asks students whether they would agree or disagree to statements such as, “A two day fall break (Thursday and Friday) would help me recoup,” and, “Not having a ‘breather’ period after midterm affects me negatively.”
Since November, the idea of a fall break has been circulating in MSA, Academic Affairs co-chairman Taylor Major said. Other Southeastern Conference schools, such as University of Arkansas, Alabama and South Carolina, schedule the break.
“It’s something other SEC schools offer, and it’s worth seeing if a fall break can benefit our students,” Major said.
As of Tuesday, the number of respondents to the survey exceeded one thousand, Major said. Students who haven’t responded can do so by clicking on the link provided on MSA’s Facebook page. The survey has 11 questions. Major is currently working on a presentation to show Faculty Council.
"The student response to the Fall Break survey is exceptional," Major said. "The survey is still open and we're still seeking as much student input as possible. Soon, a proposal will be put forth to the Faculty Council representing the best interest of students on the possible implementation of a fall break.”