Academics

Master Academic Calendar

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NOTE: Except as noted (*), the dates listed below on the master academic calendar are campus deadlines; dates preceded by asterisks are Trustee-mandated deadlines. When a Trustee-mandated deadline falls on a Saturday/Sunday personnel actions should be completed by the preceding Friday.

The Summary of Major Personnel Actions and Other Procedures provides the same deadlines but lists this information by type of major faculty personnel action (e.g. tenure review, sabbatical, PMYR, etc).

Unit heads who are not clear as to the application of these terms to their unit in this document should refer their questions to the Provost’s Office at 617-287-5600.

AUGUST 2014
SEPTEMBER 2014
OCTOBER 2014
NOVEMBER 2014
DECEMBER 2014
JANUARY 2015
FEBRUARY 2015
MARCH 2015
APRIL 2015
MAY 2015
JUNE 2015
JULY 2015
AUGUST 2015

 

JUNE 2014

25   Notification to faculty of Board of Trustee approval of tenure in cases submitted for consideration at the June Board Meeting

26   Summer Session I (CE1) ends

30   Summer Session II (CE4) begins

JULY 2014

01   Colleges tell Graduate Dean the names/changes to GPD lists

04   Holiday (Independence Day)

14   Summer Session II (CE5, CE6) begins

24   Summer Session I (CE3) ends

31   Summer Session II (CE4 and CE5) end

AUGUST 2014

08   By this date, notification of promotion to senior lecturer from Delegated Appointing Authority to faculty (with copies to intervening administrators); this deadline may be extended in certain cases 

13   By this date, notification of promotion from Delegated Appointing Authority to faculty and librarians (with copies to intervening administrators). Deadline may be extended in certain cases

15   (*) By this date, notification of reappointment or expiration of appointment of all faculty in 3rd, 4th, or 5th probationary year whose current contracts expire 8/31/15 from Delegated Appointing Authority to candidates

(*) Deadline for notification of Expiration of Appointment (8/31/15) in tenure cases in which the chancellor does not recommend tenure to the president and the Board of Trustees

By this date, chairpersons remind faculty and university librarian reminds librarians to provide materials by 9/15/14 for personnel reviews scheduled during AY 14-15

21   Online and Summer Session II (CE6) end

27   New Faculty Orientation

28   New Faculty “Move-In” Day

31   Last day of AY 13-14 academic-basis appointments

SEPTEMBER 2014 

01  
Effective date for faculty appointments and reappointments commencing Fall 2014

Holiday (Labor Day)

02   First day of classes

09   Add/drop ends (except for College of Advancing and Professional Studies courses)

Request for exception to Board of Trustee policy on required or immediate return from current sabbatical from faculty/librarian to chairperson/department head in cases in which the sabbatical leave ends before 1/24/15 (NOTE: requests made after this date will normally not be considered)

Chairs receive materials from faculty for personnel reviews scheduled during AY 14-15 and confirm to deans faculty members being reviewed

12   Final day for deans to update Spring 2015 schedule in WISER

15   Annual Reports from faculty to chairpersons/supervisors with appropriate sections completed; chairpersons and supervisors pass reports to personnel committees. Annual reports forwarded from librarians to immediate supervisor with appropriate sections completed.

16   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on required return from current sabbatical leave from chairpersons/department heads to deans/university librarian in cases in which the sabbatical leave ends before 1/24/15

Last date to add/drop a College of Advancing and Professional Studies course (100% refund)

Tenure and faculty promotion to senior rank (without tenure consideration) files from chairperson to departmental personnel committees for review

18   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on immediate return from sabbatical leave from chairpersons to deans or department heads to university librarian in cases in which the sabbatical leave ends before 1/24/15

23   Rosh Hashanah (begins at sunset 9/24/14, lasts through nightfall 9/26/14)

Last date to add/drop a College of Advancing and Professional Studies course (50% refund)

24   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on required return from sabbatical leave from deans or university librarian to provost in cases in which the leave ends before 1/24/15

26   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on immediate return from sabbatical leave from deans/university librarian to provost in cases in which the sabbatical leave ends before 1/24/15

NA grades due to registrar

OCTOBER 2014

04  
Yom Kippur (begins at sundown 10/03/14)

06   Personnel committees return Annual Faculty Reports to chair with appropriate sections completed. Annual Reports returned to librarians for their signatures/comments.

08   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on required or immediate return from sabbatical leave from provost to chancellor in cases in which the sabbatical leave ends before 1/24/15

10   Annual Faculty Reports from chairperson to faculty (with appropriate sections completed by department personnel committee and chairperson)

Annual Reports provided to Library Personnel Committee (LPC) with comments of supervisor

List of faculty and librarians who are eligible for merit sent from provost to colleges

Recommendations regarding tenure from department personnel committee to chairperson

13   Holiday (Columbus Day)

14   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on required or immediate return from sabbatical leave from chancellor to president in cases in which the sabbatical leave ends before 1/24/15

16   Annual Faculty Reports (with signature) returned by faculty to chairpersons

17   Recommendations regarding award of tenure from chairpersons to deans (for forwarding to college personnel committee)

18   Open House

21   Annual Faculty Reports from chairpersons to deans

27   Annual Reports from LPC to university librarian

30   Notification from provost to faculty, notifying them of their eligibility for promotion to senior lecturer (copy to chairs and deans)

31   Application for sabbatical leave or leaves of absence for AY 15-16 from faculty to chairpersons and from librarians to associate university librarian

Recommendations regarding reappointment to 3rd Probationary Year from chairs to deans

Annual Reports from university librarian to librarians for final signature/comments

NOVEMBER 2014

03  
Registration for Spring 2015 begins

07   Annual Reports from librarians (with final signature) forwarded to university librarian

11   Holiday (Veteran's Day)

13   Recommendations regarding merit pools A1 (tenure-system faculty and librarians) and A2 (non-tenure system faculty) from department personnel committees to chairpersons

Recommendations regarding reappointment to 3rd Probationary Year from deans to provost

14   Eligible lecturers notify chair if they intend to submit promotion materials during AY 14-15

17   Chairs notify deans and provost of lecturers who elected to be reviewed

19   Pass/Fail and Course Withdrawal deadline

21   Recommendations regarding reappointment through the 6th Probationary Year (Fourth Year Review) from chairpersons to deans (for forwarding to the college personnel committee)

Recommendations regarding faculty & librarian merit pools A1 and A2 from chairpersons to deans

24   Recommendations regarding sabbatical leaves and leaves of absence for AY 15-16 from chairpersons to deans and from associate university librarian to university librarian

25   Recommendations regarding tenure from college personnel committee to dean

27   Holiday (Thanksgiving Day); Thanksgiving Recess begins; lasts through 11/30/14

DECEMBER 2014

01  
Fall 2015 schedule of classes available for deans to update in WISER

Classes resume

02   By this date, notification to faculty or librarians regarding decision on request for exception to Trustee policy on required or immediate return from sabbatical leave which ends before 1/24/15

04   Written notification from librarian to university librarian of intent to submit name for promotion

12   Last day of classes

13   Study Period

15   (*) By this date, notification of reappointment or expiration of appointment of probationary faculty in 2nd service year (those whose current contracts expire 8/31/15) from Delegated Appointing Authority to candidate (with copies to intervening administrators)

Final Examination period begins; lasts through 12/19/14

Sabbatical reports from Spring 14 due to provost

16   Hanukkah begins at sundown

22   Emergency snow day (for makeup examinations)

25   Holiday (Christmas)

26   All grades submitted online to registrar 

JANUARY 2015

01  
Holiday (New Year's Day)

05   Winter session begins

08   Last date to add/drop a College of Advancing and Professional Studies course (100% refund)

12   Last date to add/drop a College of Advancing and Professional Studies course (50% refund)

14   Recommendations regarding tenure from deans to provost

19   Holiday (Martin Luther King Day)

23   Winter session ends

Recommendation regarding sabbatical leaves and leaves of absence for AY 15-16 from deans to provost and from university librarian to provost

24   Effective end date for Fall 2014 faculty appointments

25   Effective date for faculty appointments and reappointments commencing Spring 2015

26   Spring 2015 classes begin

29   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on required or immediate return from sabbatical leave from faculty or librarian to chairperson or department head in cases of faculty or librarians on leave for AY 14-15 year or on leave in the Spring 2015 semester 

30   Materials for librarian promotion file submitted to supervisor

FEBRUARY 2015

02  
Recommendation regarding reappointment through the 6th Probationary Year (Fourth Year Review) from college personnel committee to dean

Add/Drop period ends (except for College of Advancing and Professional Studies courses)

Recommendation regarding reappointment to 2nd Probationary Year from departments to deans

Recommendation regarding promotion to senior rank (without tenure consideration) for faculty from chairpersons to deans (for distribution to college personnel committees)

03   Recommendation regarding reappointment through the 6th Probationary Year (Fourth Year Review) from college personnel committee to dean

Chairpersons receive promotion materials from eligible lecturers

04   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on required return from sabbatical leave from chairperson to deans or from department heads to university librarian

By this date, faculty scheduled for PMYR submit 2000 word (or less) statement and CV to department personnel committee and chairpersons; chairs provide personnel committees with copies of annual reports and student evaluations

06   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on immediate return from sabbatical leave from chairperson to deans or from department heads to university librarian

Final day for deans to update Fall 2015 schedule in WISER

09   Chairpersons distribute promotion materials for senior lecturer to departmental personnel committees 

Recommendations on reappointment to 2nd PY from deans to provost

10   Last date to add/drop a College of Advancing and Professional Studies course (100% refund)

13   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on required return from sabbatical leave from deans or university librarian to provost

Recommendation regarding librarian promotion from supervisor to personnel committee

16   Holiday (Presidents' Day)

17   Last date to add/drop a College of Advancing and Professional Studies course (50% refund)

19   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on immediate return from current sabbatical leave from deans or university librarian to provost

20   NA grades due to registrar

27   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on required or immediate return from sabbatical leave from provost to chancellor

MARCH 2015

01  
(*) By this date, notification of reappointment or expiration of appointment of probationary faculty members in 1st service year (those whose current contracts expire 8/31/15) from Delegated Appointing Authority to candidates (with copies to intervening administrators)

02   Spring 2016 schedule of classes available for deans to update in WISER

03   Recommendation for reappointment through 6th Probationary Year (Fourth Year Review) from deans to provost

Recommendation regarding promotion to senior rank (without tenure consideration) for full or part-time faculty from college personnel committee to dean

04   PMYR recommendations of personnel committee and chairpersons to PMYR faculty and dean

11   Recommendations regarding promotion to senior lecturer from departmental personnel committee to chairpersons

13   Requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on required or immediate return from current sabbatical leave from chancellor to president

By this date, all recommendations regarding tenure from provost to chancellor

Recommendations regarding promotion from Library Personnel Committee to university librarian

15   Spring break begins after last class; lasts through 03/22/15

17   Recommendations regarding faculty & librarian merit pools A1 and A2 from deans to provost

23   Classes resume

27   Recommendation for reappointment to 4th or 5th Probationary Year from departments to deans

Recommendations regarding promotion to senior lecturer from chairpersons to dean for distribution to college personnel committee

APRIL 2015

01  
Notification due to faculty or librarians regarding sabbatical leaves or leaves of absence for AY 15-16

All recommendations regarding tenure from chancellor to president

03   Passover begins at sundown, 4/03/15; lasts through 4/11/15

Good Friday

06   Summer 15 registration begins; Fall 16 registration begins

10   Recommendations regarding promotion to senior rank (without tenure consideration) for full or part-time faculty from deans and university librarian to provost

17   Recommendations regarding promotion to senior lecturer from college personnel committee to dean

Deans submit PMYR recommendations to PMYR faculty, personnel committees & chairs

20   Holiday (Patriot's Day)

22   Pass/Fail and Course Withdrawal deadline

24   Recommendations for reappointment to 4th or 5th Probationary Years from deans to provost

PMYR development plans, if needed, submitted from faculty to dean

27   Written notification from faculty member to chairpersons of intent to submit name for promotion to senior rank in AY 15-16

MAY 2015

01  
Requests for modifications in period of sabbatical leave during AY 15-16 from applicant to chairperson. (NOTE: requests for changes from full-year to one-semester sabbaticals will normally not be granted if submitted after this date)

05   Deans confirm with chairpersons the names of faculty who will be considered or are eligible for personnel actions (PMYR, reappointment, reappointment through the tenure decision year, tenure and, to the extent known, and promotion to senior rank) during AY 15-16. Chairpersons are responsible for ensuring that such faculty members are aware of their rights and responsibilities

Notification of reappointment through the 6th Probationary Year (Fourth Year Review) to faculty members

07   Deans submit annual PMYR report to provost for PMYR faculty reviewed in AY 14-15  

11   Recommendations regarding promotion to senior lecturer from deans to provost

12   Deans notify provost of all faculty personnel reviews scheduled during AY 15-16

13   Classes end

Requests for modification in period of sabbatical leave during AY 15-16 from chairpersons to deans or university librarian

14   Study Period begins; lasts through 5/17/15

18   Final Examination period begins; lasts through 5/22/15

Requests for modification in period of sabbatical leave during AY 15-16 from deans and university librarian to provost

22   Sabbatical reports from Fall 14 due to provost

25   Holiday (Memorial Day)

26   All grades submitted online to registrar 

Summer Session I (CE1, CE2, CE3) and online begin

29   COMMENCEMENT

JUNE 2015

05  
Notification of promotion from Delegated Appointing Authority to librarians with copies to intervening administrators (this deadline may be extended in certain cases)

19   Notification to faculty and librarians regarding requests for modification in period of sabbatical leave during AY 15-16

19   By this date, notification to faculty or librarians regarding decision on requests for exception to Board of Trustee policy on required and immediate return from current sabbatical leave 

24   Notification to faculty of Board of Trustee approval of tenure in cases submitted for consideration at the June Board Meeting

25   Summer Session I (CE1) ends

29   Summer Session II (CE4) begins

JULY 2015

01  
Colleges tell Graduate Dean the names/changes to GPD lists

04   Holiday (Independence Day)

09   Summer Session I (CE2) ends

13   Summer Session II (CE5, CE6) begins

23   Summer Session I (CE3) ends

30   Summer Session II (CE4 and CE5) end

AUGUST 2015

07  
By this date, notification of promotion to senior lecturer from Delegated Appointing Authority to faculty (with copies to intervening administrators); this deadline may be extended in certain cases 

12   By this date, notification of promotion from Delegated Appointing Authority to faculty and librarians (with copies to intervening administrators). Deadline may be extended in certain cases

15   (*) By this date, notification of reappointment or expiration of appointment of all faculty in 3rd, 4th, or 5th probationary year whose current contracts expire 8/31/16 from Delegated Appointing Authority to candidates

(*) Deadline for notification of Expiration of Appointment (8/31/16) in tenure cases in which the chancellor does not recommend tenure to the president and the Board of Trustees

By this date, chairpersons remind faculty and university librarian reminds librarians to provide materials by 9/11/15 for personnel reviews scheduled during AY 15-16

20   Online and Summer Session II (CE6) end

31   Last day of AY 14-15 academic-basis appointments

 

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