Academic Calendar Policy

The Academic Calendar is a listing of the official campus dates and events. The information shall be limited to student educational planning as well as faculty planning dates. This policy establishes guidelines for the preparation, adoption, revision and publication of the Academic Calendar.

1.00 Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to assist the campus with the alignment of calendar events with the CSU system calendar requirements. It identifies responsibility for the maintenance and update of the campus Academic Calendar, including annual review, adoption and revision of the campus three-year Academic Calendar, as well as reporting and publishing of Academic Calendar dates.

This policy is intended to reflect the University's commitment to the principles, goals and ideals described in the CSUMB Vision Statement and to its core values.

2.00 Oversight, review, and adoption of academic calendar

The Academic and Centralized Scheduling Office shall establish procedures consistent with this policy and be responsible for the function of development and oversight of the Academic Calendar, in compliance with the faculty collective bargaining agreement, and CSU system guidelines. The Academic and Centralized Scheduling Office shall submit the draft Academic Calendar to the appropriate campus representatives for input. Proposed revisions from campus units shall be reviewed and, when appropriate, incorporated into the Academic Calendar by the Academic and Centralized Scheduling Office by the end of the sixth week of the fall term.

The Academic and Centralized Scheduling Office, via the Provost's Office shall submit a proposed three-year Academic Calendar to the Academic Senate Executive Committee who will review and make recommendations by the end of the tenth week of the fall term. The Academic Calendar shall then be submitted to the Provost and the Academic Affairs Council. The Provost shall make a recommendation for approval of the three-year Academic Calendar to the President's Cabinet. The Academic Calendar shall be considered formally approved when the President's Cabinet adopts it prior to the end of the fall term.

3.00 Publication and dissemination

The officially adopted Academic Calendar shall be published in the campus catalog and course schedules, and shall be placed on the campus Web page.

4.00 Revisions

Certain dates in the Academic Calendar are established by the Chancellor's Office. Should the Chancellor's Office modify those dates, the Academic Calendar shall be modified to reflect the Chancellor's dates without further review or approval. With this exception, the President's Cabinet shall approve any campus-based revisions in the three-year Academic Calendar. The Academic and Centralized Scheduling office shall disseminate the revised Calendar to units affected by the revisions.

5.00 Continuous renewal

This policy shall be reviewed ten years from its effective date to determine its utility and appropriateness. This policy may be reviewed before that time as necessary.

s/ President Dianne F. Harrison

Effective Date: April 16, 2010

Certification of Process

Reviewed by: Academic and Centralized Scheduling, Registrar, Academic Affairs Council, Academic Senate Executive Committee, Policy Facilitation Team, Student Affairs Leadership Team