On August 5, errors in data processing occurred at Hanyang University ERICA Campus, when seniors were registering for their classes. Senior students are originally only allowed to make up 25 percent of the total number of students per Liberal art class. However, due to the computer error, that limit was not set, and thus seniors were allowed to take up 100 percent. Lee Su-jeong, a Junior in the Department of Molecular Life Science, said, “I was stunned when I found out the seniors took all the Liberal art classes. The current situation is against all students because seniors are usually skillful and experienced at Liberal art classes. Students usually take Liberal arts class for better credit, but it would be harder to earn credits in Liberal art classes than major classes.”
In response to the glitch, Center for the Integrated Education (CIE), which is in charge of course registration system, apologized for the mix-up. One staff member at the CIE said, “We admit it was our fault and are sorry about the inconveniences that were experienced. We are trying our best to rectify the problem in the quickest way possible. In order to efficiently settle these issues, we are planning to divide up the classes and invite more professors to teach them, in order to appease our student.
Despite CIE’s endeavors to ready the situation however, many students remained unsatisfied. Lee Jeong-kwon, a Junior in the Division of Economics, said, “I do not understand how the Administration made such a such big mistake. Even though they say they are trying to take measures to fix the problems, they are not adequate compensation for all the students who were inconvenienced. They are just patching up the situation to allay students’ anger. All I can do is just hoping this kind of problem does not happen again."