Calendar Guidelines for Faculty
Fall 2012 and Spring 2013

 

It has been suggested that the Senate provide a list of events, dates and policies that will impact class schedules. Below is a list of dates and relevant policies that should be considered in designing courses for Fall, 2012 and Spring, 2013 terms. These dates are based on the current 2012-2013 Academic Calendar as well as adopted and approved Senate proposals.

Fall 2012 Term

Dates
Event
Relevant Policy Notes
Tuesday, Sept. 4 Instruction begins  
Friday, Sept. 7, Noon K-Day Recess  
Monday, Sept. 10 Classes Resume  
     
Tuesday, Sept. 25,
9 a.m.
Career Fair Exams should be minimized during this week to allow students to attend Career Day and schedule interviews. If exams are to be given, they should be scheduled as far in advance as possible (Senate Resolution on Career Day)
     
Friday, Oct. 5,
3 p.m.
Homecoming Recess begins  
Monday, Oct. 8 Classes Resume  
     
Friday, Oct. 12

End of Term A

Mid-Term Grade Roster due in OSRR (for 1st Year Students Only)

Mid-semester grades of "Satisfactory" or "Unsatisfactory" will be given to first-year students (Proposal 11-00)
Monday, Oct. 15 Term B Begins  
     
Friday, Nov. 16, 10p.m. Thanksgiving Recess begins  
Monday, Nov. 26 Classes Resume  
     
Monday Dec. 10-Friday Dec. 14 Last Week of Classes No Final Exams are allowed during this week (FInal Exam Policy)
Saturday, Dec. 15 Mid-Year Commencement  
Monday Dec. 17-Friday, Dec. 21 Final Exam Period
  • No final exams will be given earlier than the final exam week.
  • No instruction is to be continued during the final exam week, except that the final exam time assigned to a course can be used for instruction if an instructor so desires.
  • Any departure from an officially scheduled exam time must be approved by the OSRR
  • Absences from final exams need not be excused when a student has scheduled courses with conflicting exam times
  • No student shall be required to take more than three exams per calendar day.
  • Conflicts will be resolved by the Dean of Students
     
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 Retention of Student Work A student having an error in a final course grade received should contact the instructor and the registrar as soon as possible but no later than one month after the beginning of the next semester. Graded student work (exams, papers, homework, etc.) which has not been returned to the student should be retained by the instructor of record for at least one month after the beginning of the next semester or until existing disputes have been resolved. (Proposal 14-97, 11-07, 13-08)

 

Spring 2013 Term

Dates
Event
Relevant Policy Notes
Monday January 14 Instruction begins  
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Day Recess Martin Luther King Day will be a full day recess (Proposal 24-06)
Tuesday, January 22 Classes resume  
     
Wednesday, February 6, 10p.m. Winter Carnival Recess begins  
Monday, February 11 Classes Resume  
     
Tuesday, February 19,
noon - 6:00pm
Career Fair Exams should be minimized during this week to allow students to attend Career Day and schedule interviews. If exams are to be given, they should be scheduled as far in advance as possible (Senate Resolution on Career Day)
     
Friday, February 22

End of Term A

Mid-Term Grade Roster due in OSRR (for 1st Year Students Only)

Mid-semester grades of "Satisfactory" or "Unsatisfactory" will be given to first-year students (Proposal 11-00)
Monday, February 25 Term B Begins  
     
Friday, March 8, 10p.m. Spring Recess begins  
Monday, March 18 Classes Resume  
     
Monday, April 22- Friday, April 26 Last Week of Classes No Final Exams are allowed during this week (Final Exam Policy - see below)
Monday April 29- Friday, May 3 Final Exam Period
  • No final exams will be given earlier than the final exam week.
  • No instruction is to be continued during the final exam week, except that the final exam time assigned to a course can be used for instruction if an instructor so desires.
  • Any departure from an officially scheduled exam time must be approved by the OSRR
  • Absences from final exams need not be excused when a student has scheduled courses with conflicting exam times
  • No student shall be required to take more than three exams per calendar day.
  • Conflicts will be resolved by the Dean of Students
Saturday, May 4 Commencement  
     
Thursday, October 3, 2013 Retention of Student Work A student having an error in a final course grade received should contact the instructor and the registrar as soon as possible but no later than one month after the beginning of the next semester. Graded student work (exams, papers, homework, etc.) which has not been returned to the student should be retained by the instructor of record for at least one month after the beginning of the next semester or until existing disputes have been resolved. (Proposal 14-97, 11-07, 13-08)