Resolution 96: Academic Calendar

Passed: May 9, 2012
Sponsor: Calendar  Committee:  Jeff Doyle, Chair, J. Adams, G. Block. L. Brown, C. Dembosky, D. DeVries, W. Fry, C. Heckman, K. Hubbell, M. Matier, L. Meyerhoff, L. Pollack, N. Raps, K. Walsh
Senate Discussions: April 11, 2012

The Resolution

Whereas the Cornell academic calendar has not undergone significant review for several decades, and

Whereas the spring semester contains only one break that is in the latter half of the semester, and

Whereas the early part of the spring semester occurs during the coldest and dreariest part of the year in Ithaca, and

Whereas, the week before spring break appears to be a week of intense student stress, and

Whereas, local public school calendars and Cornell’s calendar do not align,

Therefore be it resolved that the University Faculty Senate adopt the proposed academic calendar, as illustrated for 2012/2013 below.

Fall schedule includes 68 days of instruction and 12 Mondays

Spring schedule includes 69 days of instruction and 13 Mondays

Thirteen study and exam days

Five study days (including a Sunday break in the middle of exams in the fall and a Friday break in the middle of exams in the spring)

Eight days of exams (including Saturday in Fall and Saturday and Sunday in Spring)

Background


Term 2011-2012
Senate University Faculty Senate
Status Adopted  5/9/12
Abstract Whereas the Cornell academic calendar has not undergone significant review for several decades, and…
Resolution File view
Title Academic Calendar
Sponsors Calendar  Committee:  Jeff Doyle, Chair, J. Adams, G. Block. L. Brown, C. Dembosky, D. DeVries, W. Fry, C. Heckman, K. Hubbell, M. Matier, L. Meyerhoff, L. Pollack, N. Raps, K. Walsh
Reviewing Committee University Faculty Committee (UFC)

Resolution History

Date Action View Details
10/27/10 Calendar Committee Formed
4/11/12 Discussion at Univ. Faculty Senate meeting of Academic Calendar – Calendar Committee
5/9/12 Resolution Presented & Adopted by University Faculty Senate
5/9/12 Referred to Provost Kent Fuchs
9/12/12 Provost Kent Fuchs Response
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