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Jordan Hall
Office of the Provost

Key Academic Affairs Dates, 2020-21

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Note: If a deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it is due the next business day.

Fall 2020

August 14:  Pivot pedagogy program concludes
August 17:

First day for full-time faculty (20.20.50)

The official responsibilities of a full-time faculty member for the regular academic year begin with the first day of orientation in the fall and
extend through spring commencement.

August 17-18:                                           

New Faculty Orientation

August 19: Symposium on anti-racism
August 20: College and department meetings (contact your dean's office or department chair for details)
August 21: Faculty and staff welcome event
August 24:  First day of classes for fall term 
September 1: Promotion increases effective for newly promoted faculty
(does not include merit increases or equity increases; these are effective
January 1)  
September 7: Labor Day – Classes will occur
September 15:  Dean forwards the name of their elected College UPTC representative to the Provost (20.30.40 D) 
September 25:

Faculty 180 report deadline

September 29: Early term grades due to Registration and Records by 5 p.m.
October 1: Tenure and/or promotion application due to faculty member's department chair, or Dean if applicable (20.30.40 D) 
October 15: Sabbatical reports from faculty gone spring 2020 due to their Dean’s office
(20.30.70 A) 
October 15-16: Fall break cancelled; classes will occur
October 19: Advising begins
November 1:

Department reports for all tenure and/or promotion candidates due to Dean of the college, who refers it to the college’s Professional Standards Committee
(PSC) (20.30.40 D) 

November 2:  Self-service registration for spring 2021 begins
November 15: Sabbatical reports from spring 2020 due to Provost (20.30.70 A) 
November 24: Last meeting day of classes 
November 25-27: Thanksgiving holiday – no classes
November 30:

Faculty annual performance reviews due to Provost 

November 30-December 1: Reading Days
December 1:                   College Professional Standards Committee (PSC) tenure and/or promotion reports due to Dean of College (20.30.40 D) 
December 2-8: Final exams (weekdays only, all exams and final projects will occur remotely) 
December 14:  Grades due to Registration and Records by 10 a.m.
December 15:
  • Deadline to notify full-time faculty in their second year of academic service of non-reappointment (20.30.80 A) 
December 17:  Grades due for Certificate Program Fall B Session to Registration and Records
by 10 a.m.
December 18: Winter Commencement

 

Spring 2021

Spring semester dates subject to change if necessary due to Covid-19 considerations

January: College Dean provides a list to the Provost of faculty members who are eligible for review during the next academic year
January 1:  Merit and equity increases effective for all University staff and faculty
January 25: First day of classes for spring term 
February 1:  Dean's tenure and/or promotion report and recommendation due to Provost, who refers it to the University Promotion and Tenure Committee (UPTC) (20.30.40 D) 
February: UPTC convenes to review tenure and promotion process for all candidates
February 14:                                             Dossiers for faculty undergoing second- and fourth-year reviews due to College's Professional Standards Committee. for second-year faculty in Colleges whose 
Professional Standards Committee does not examine dossiers, dossiers should be submitted to Dean of the College
February 28: Contract renewals for full-time faculty due to Provost 
March 1:  University Promotion and Tenure Committee (UPTC) reports due to Provost for all tenure and/or promotion candidates (20.30.40 D) 
March 2: Early term grades due to Registration and Records by 5 p.m.  
March 15: Provost's report and recommendations for tenure and/or promotion candidates due to President (20.30.40 D)
March 22: Advising for fall 2021 begins 
April 1:  President’s report and recommendations due for all tenure and/or promotion candidates (20.30.40 D)
April 5:  Self-service registration for fall 2021 begins 
April 15:                                                                                      Deadline for tenure-track faculty undergoing second- and fourth-year reviews to receive formative feedback from the Dean of the College and other groups
involved in the review per college policy.
April 27: Last day of classes
April 28:  Reading Day

April 29-May 1,
May 3-4                                                  

Final examinations
April 30:  Provost provides written notice of the Board's decision to faculty candidates for tenure and/or promotion by this date
May 6: Grades due to Registration and Records by 10 a.m.
May 8: Spring Commencement (20.20.50)
 
The official responsibilities of a full-time faculty member for the regular academic year begin with the first day of orientation in the fall, and extend through 
Spring Commencement. All faculty members are expected to be present in the academic regalia at Spring Commencement.
May 15: Notice of resignation from full-time faculty members due to College Dean and Provost (20.30.80 B)