S-1003: Academic Calendar, Part 2
Consider the potential problems with the Fall 2010 academic calendar brought to the Senate’s attention by Senator Ted Szatrowski; namely, the fact that the first class meeting for sections of courses meeting on Monday only will not take place until near the end of the second week of classes. Evaluate the difficulties this will cause for faculty and students. Consult with Arun Mukherjee, University Director of Scheduling and Space Management, with appropriate staff in the Office of Information Technology (OIT), and with representatives of various schools and colleges and recommend whether or not changes should be made to the Fall 2010 academic calendar to solve the problems identified. Also revisit the academic calendar for subsequent years to see if changes should be made in order to avoid similar problems with Monday classes in the future. Respond to the Senate Executive Committee by April 2010 with regard to recommendations for Fall 2010 and by October 2010 for recommendations for future years.