Resolution 68: Concerning the Academic Calendar

Passed: April 8, 2009
Sponsor: Professor Georg Hoffstaetter, chair, Education Policy Committee
Senate Discussions:

The Resolution

1. Whereas orientation for new students in the fall semester will conclude on Tuesday, Be it resolved that Classes start on the following Wednesday of the fall semester.

2. Whereas classes will start on Wednesday of the fall semester, Be it resolved that the fall semester be lengthened by one day.

3. Whereas classes will start on Wednesday of the fall semester Be it resolved that there be no classes on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving break

4. Whereas classes will start on Wednesday of the fall semester, Be it resolved that there will be no classes on Labor Day.

Background

• It is assumed that the first resolution will pass.

• If the second resolution passes, then the third and fourth resolutions will not be considered and voting will cease. We will start fall classes on Wednesday and the fall semester will be lengthened by a day.

• If the second resolution is defeated we will vote on the third resolution. If the third resolution passes, then the fourth resolution will not be considered and voting will cease. The first day of fall classes will be on Wednesday, with no classes on Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

• If the third resolution is defeated, we will consider the fourth. If the fourth resolution passes, we will start fall classes on Wednesday and there will be no classes on Labor Day.

If the first resolution passes and all others are defeated, the fall semester will be lengthened by a day.


Term 2008-2009
Senate University Faculty Senate
Status Adopted 4/8/09
Abstract Whereas orientation for new students in the fall semester will conclude on Tuesday,
Be it resolved that Classes start on the following Wednesday of the fall semester…
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Title Concerning the Academic Calendar
Sponsors Professor Georg Hoffstaetter, EPC Chair
Reviewing Committee Educational Policy Committee (EPC)

Resolution History

Date Action View Details
04.08.09 Adopted by University Faculty Senate
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