Campus / News / October 16, 2013

New academic schedule approved, term lengths standardized

The Executive Committee has approved a standardized schedule for the 2014-2015 academic year, shortening fall term and lengthening spring term so that all three terms will be nine weeks and two days in duration.

Classes will begin on Sept. 15 and the final day of exams of Spring Term will be on June 2. Commencement will fall on June 6.

Spring break will remain nine days and extend from March 16-24. Winter break will also remain unchanged.

New student orientation does not yet have a fixed date yet, as Dean of Students Debbie Southern is looking into the possibility of changing it.

In 2011 the Executive Committee approved a similar calendar, also with a standardized length of nine weeks and two days. That calendar was subsequently approved at the October faculty meeting of that year.

The calendar must still be approved by the Board of Trustees at their upcoming meeting.

Matt Barry
Matt Barry is a senior majoring in international relations and double minoring in economics and German. This is his third year working for TKS, having served previously as discourse editor. He has worked for such organizations as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Premier Tourism Marketing and the Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago, where his work appeared in such publications as Leisure Group Travel, Ski & Ride Club Guide and The Chicago Monitor. Matt has written his political opinion column, "The Voice of Reason," weekly for three years, which finished in first place at the 2012 Illinois College Press Association conference and was also recognized at the 2013 conference.

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Matt Barry
Matt Barry is a senior majoring in international relations and double minoring in economics and German. This is his third year working for TKS, having served previously as discourse editor. He has worked for such organizations as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Premier Tourism Marketing and the Council on American Islamic Relations-Chicago, where his work appeared in such publications as Leisure Group Travel, Ski & Ride Club Guide and The Chicago Monitor. Matt has written his political opinion column, "The Voice of Reason," weekly for three years, which finished in first place at the 2012 Illinois College Press Association conference and was also recognized at the 2013 conference.




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