Start of academic classes at the US Air Force Academy postponed due to technical problems
US AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (KRDO) – The US Air Force Academy is pushing back the start of college classes due to technical issues.
According to USAFA officials, the cadets will instead focus on military, athletic and aviation training for the first two days. The start of classes for the 2022-2023 academic year will begin on Wednesday, August 10.
Officials say this is because the school’s new student information system, COMPASS, is experiencing technical difficulties.
USAFA said Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark is monitoring the situation closely and has ensured the institution has all the resources available to bring the new computer system online.
Officials said the old, outdated system had been in use at the Academy for decades and “no longer met mission or cybersecurity requirements.”
The academy replaced the system with COMPAS after the class of 2022 graduated. USAFA says deployment of the complex new system is being implemented jointly by Air Force Academy personnel and contractor of the system.
Officials say the two-day delay allows the Academy to finalize the implementation of COMPAS and not disrupt cadet schedules.
According to the USAFA, the course delay will not impact cadet learning because the academic calendar has been adjusted to provide the same number of instructional days.