New! Our Final Report is available.
The Committee is in the process of optimizing across the multiple and sometimes diverging views that have been expressed through the 1000+ posted comments that we received in response to our fall questionnaire and the 3000+ responses that we received in response to our recent online survey.
The survey was based on what we learned from the fall questionnaire and our own research. We formulated two possible Fall calendars (F1, F2) and four possible Spring calendars (S1, S2, S3,S4) :
|Summary||Shows all the options and issues for the busy reader.|
|Fall Calendar F1||2-day Fall break, 3-day Thanksgiving break followed by 9 class days.|
|Fall Calendar F2||2-day Fall break, a 5-day Thanksgiving break followed by 9 class days.|
|Spring Calendar S1||February break delayed by one week.|
|Spring Calendar S2||The February and Spring break are reversed in order and repositioned.|
|Spring Calendar S3||Commencement is two weeks earlier. February and spring break remain.|
|Spring Calendar S4||Commencement is two weeks earlier. February break is cancelled.|
|Study/Exam Periods||Learn more about study days, exam days, and exam slots.|
Although the survey is now closed, you can still post comments below and you can still email the Committee.
Changes to the calendar are not likely to take effect before the 2018-19 school year.
The Academic Calendar Committee has these members, this charge, this timeline, and this outreach plan. We post informal minutes after each of our meetings and invite you to browse through some of the resources that have helped shape our thinking.