Calendar Guidelines for Faculty
Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

 

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, 2013 and Spring, 2014 terms. These dates are based on the current 2013-2014 Academic Calendar as well as adopted and approved Senate proposals.

Fall 2013 Term

Dates
Event
Relevant Policy Notes
Tuesday, Sept. 3 Instruction begins  
Friday, Sept. 6, Noon K-Day Recess  
Monday, Sept. 9 Classes Resume  
     
Friday, Sept 20,
3 p.m.
Homecoming Recess begins  
Monday, Sept. 23 Classes Resume  
     
Tuesday, Sept. 24,
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. 11

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. 14 Term B Begins  
     
Friday, Nov. 22, 10p.m. Thanksgiving Recess begins  
Monday, Dec. 2 Classes Resume  
     
Monday Dec. 9-Friday Dec. 13 Last Week of Classes No Final Exams are allowed during this week (FInal Exam Policy)
Saturday, Dec. 14 Mid-Year Commencement  
Monday Dec. 16-Friday, Dec. 20 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. 13, 2014 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 2014 Term

Dates
Event
Relevant Policy Notes
Monday January 13 Instruction begins  
Monday, January 20 Martin Luther King Day Recess Martin Luther King Day will be a full day recess (Proposal 24-06)
Tuesday, January 21 Classes resume  
     
Wednesday, February 5, 10p.m. Winter Carnival Recess begins  
Monday, February 10 Classes Resume  
     
Tuesday, February 18,
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 21

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 24 Term B Begins  
     
Friday, March 7, 10p.m. Spring Recess begins  
Monday, March 17 Classes Resume  
     
Monday, April 21- Friday, April 25 Last Week of Classes No Final Exams are allowed during this week (Final Exam Policy - see below)
Monday April 28- Friday, May 2 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 3 Commencement  
     
Thursday, October 2, 2014 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)