College of Arts and Sciences

Major Events Timeline for Academic Departments

July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec | Jan | Feb | March | April | May | June


July

  • 1st Summer final exams
  • 2nd Summer session begins
  • Travel Enrichment Award applications
  • New student orientation

August

  • Final exams
  • Commencement
  • Departmental meetings/retreats
  • College & university meetings/retreats
  • New faculty arrive
  • Orientations—faculty and GA’s
  • Graduate Assistant contracts
  • Part-time instruction contracts due to college
  • Fall term begins
  • Initiate faculty searches

September

  • Continue initiating faculty searches
  • Finalize part-time instruction forms/spreadsheets
  • Spring course schedule
  • Departmental review of T&P dossiers
  • Departments develop curriculum changes
  • Graduate faculty applications
  • Graduate candidacy forms

October

  • College T&P committee meets
  • Review faculty job applications
  • PDA applications
  • TAF software requests
  • Travel Enrichment Award applications
  • Curriculum changes submitted to college
  • Provost’s Pre-doctoral Diversity nominations
  • Program Reviews begin

November

  • Program reviews completed
  • Spring semester advising & registration
  • Review faculty job applications
  • Comprehensive exams for graduate students
  • Alumni Association Distinguished Research & Creative Activity & Engaged Scholarship Award nominations
  • Spring GA contracts due

December

  • Final exams
  • Commencement

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January

  • Faculty evaluate chairs
  • Faculty update CVs and submit planning/activity reports
  • Part-time instruction paperwork
  • Faculty Research Grant applications
  • Interviews for tenure track faculty (peaks in Jan. & Feb.)
  • Prepare for external reviews
  • Reviewing GA applications
  • Scholarship forms for next academic year distributed
  • Graduate candidacy forms

February

  • Staff evaluations—clerical
  • Summer & Fall class schedules finalized
  • External reviewers on-campus
  • Revenue estimates
  • Graduate Assistant Meritorious Teaching & Morton Thesis Award nominations
  • Van Fleet Memorial Doctoral Award nominations
  • Early Career Research Award nominations
  • Interviews for tenure track faculty (peak period)
  • Reviewing GA applications
  • Tenure-track renewal recommendations
  • Recommendations on renewal of 1-year faculty

March

  • Complete faculty evaluation & planning
  • Staff evaluations—administrative professionals
  • Finalize tenure track faculty searches and appointment paperwork
  • External reviewers on campus
  • Early Career Research Award nominations
  • CAS Outstanding Employee nominations
  • Honors Assembly award information due
  • Reviewing GA applications and making offers
  • Graduate University Council nominations
  • Travel Enrichment Award applications

April

  • Honors Assembly
  • Part-time Masters Award nominations
  • Advising/registration for summer and fall terms
  • Final exams
  • Comprehensive exams for graduate students
  • Convocation
  • Solicit external review letters for tenure & promotion candidates
  • Summer school contracts distributed
  • Reviewing GA applications and making offers
  • Final base budget revisions

May

  • Commencement
  • Pre-session
  • Summer school contracts
  • Final chance for purchase orders

June

  • 1st Summer and Extended sessions begin
  • Year-end budget clean up
  • Finalize summer school spreadsheets
  • New student orientation
  • Part-time Masters

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Part II: Management Issues

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