San Francisco State University Academic Calendar Policy [Umbrella Policy]

Reference Number: S14-242
Senate Approval Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Presidential Approval Date: 
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Archival Information: 

#S14-242/[Introduced by: APC]

            [Introduced: March 18, 2014]

Academic Calendar Policy (Proposed amendment to #S11-242)

Rationale

This amendment allows for an academic planning day and convocation activities at the beginning of the academic year, prior to the commencement of instruction.

 

 

The Academic Senate of San Francisco State University endorses the following academic calendar policy to replace the annual adoption of academic calendars.  The Academic Senate further requests that this policy be used by Academic Affairs to construct and publish academic calendars for five years in advance.  If Academic Affairs must propose a calendar that deviates from these principles the calendar must be approved by the Academic Senate; otherwise, individual academic calendars will not need senate approval.

 

The annual academic calendar will be constructed in accordance with state law, CSU regulations and the following stipulations:

 

1)      The fall semester conforms to the appropriate dates below:

First day of semester

First day of instruction

Projected last day of instruction

Projected last day of finals

Tuesday, August 24

Wednesday, August 25

Tuesday, December 14

Tuesday, December 21

Tuesday, August 23

Wednesday, August 24

Monday, December 12

Monday, December 19

Tuesday, August 22

Wednesday, August 23

Monday, December 11

Monday, December 18

Tuesday, August 21

Wednesday, August 22

Monday, December 17*

Friday, December 21

Tuesday, August 20

Wednesday, August 21

Monday, December 16*

Friday, December 20

Friday, August 22

Monday, August 25

Thursday, December 11

Thursday, December 18

Friday, August 21

Monday, August 24

Thursday, December 10

Thursday, December 17

* Projected last day of instruction only for Monday only courses.  All other courses have a last day of instruction of Wednesday, December 11 or 12.

 

2)    The week-long fall recess will be observed the week of the fourth Thursday in November. 

3)    The spring semester begins on the Thursday before the fourth Monday in January.  Thursday and Friday will be faculty development days, and the first day of instruction for all courses will be the fourth Monday in January.

4)    The week-long spring recess will be observed after the eighth week of classes.

 

The Academic Policies Committee and the Academic Senate retain their responsibility for the academic calendar and they can entertain proposals to amend this policy as they deem appropriate.

ACADEMIC SENATE

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

14—242

Academic Calendar Policy (Proposed amendment to #S 11-242)

Rationale

This amendment allows for an academic planning day and convocation activities at the beginning of the academic year, prior to the commencement of instruction.  The Academic Senate of San Francisco State University endorses the following academic calendar policy to replace the annual adoption of academic calendars. The Academic Senate further requests that this policy be used by Academic Affairs to construct and publish academic calendars for five years in advance. If Academic Affairs must propose a calendar that deviates from these principles the calendar must be approved by the Academic Senate; otherwise, individual academic calendars will not need senate approval.

The annual academic calendar will be constructed in accordance with state law, CSU regulations and the following stipulations:

1) The fall semester conforms to the appropriate dates below:

First day of semester First day of instruction Projected last day of instruction Projected last day of finals

Tuesday,

August 24

Wednesday,

August 25

Tuesday,

December 14

Tuesday,

December 21

Tuesday,

August 23

Wednesday,

August 24

Monday,

December 12

Monday,

December 19

Tuesday,

August 22

Wednesday,

August 23

Monday,

December 11

Monday,

December 18

Tuesday,

August 21

Wednesday,

August 22

Monday,

December 17*

Friday,

December 21

Tuesday,

August 20

Wednesday,

August 21

Monday,

December 16*

Friday,

December 20

Friday

August 22

Monday,

August 25

Thursday,

December 11

Thursday,

December 18

Frjday,

August 21

Monday,

August 24

Thursday

December 10

Thursday,

December 17

Projected last day of instruction only for Monday only courses. AIE other courses have a last dav of instruction of Wednesday, December 11 or 12.

2) The week-Iong fall recess will be observed the week of the fourth Thursday in November.

3) The spring semester begins on the Thursday before the fourth Monday in January. Thursday and Friday will be faculty development days, and the first. day of instruction for all courses will be the fourth Monday in January. The week-long spring recess will be observed after the eighth week of classes. The Academic Policies Committee and the Academic Senate retain their responsibility for the academic calendar and they can entertain proposals to amend this policy as they deem appropriate.