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College Calendar Workgroup

Purpose:  The purpose of the College Calendar Workgroup is to research and recommend a college calendar to be implemented in 2013-14.

Charter Sponsor: President’s Cabinet

Charter Contact: VP for Learning & Acad. Aff.

Timeline: October 2011-March 2012



  • Task Action
  • Review academic calendar structures at other institutions.
  • Evaluate gifts and gaps of existing calendar and define the variables and parameters for consideration. 
  • Develop 3-5 draft calendars for consideration by college community.
  • Seek feedback on draft calendars from the college community, including College Senate & Student Congress. 
  • Present pros and cons of top two calendar choices with recommendation of preferred calendar to begin 2013-14.


  • Make policy
  • Compromise institutional enrollment reporting requirements and state standards




  • Consider wide range of student needs (i.e., learning, work, family, etc.)
  • Get creative when developing draft calendars to spark discussion.
  • Work toward a model that allows for a multi-year calendar commitment.
  • Account for ajar period variables between fall and spring semesters.
  • Consider the impact of the College calendar on student success.