17.9 Definition of the Academic Year

(President 8/15/72; 2/92)

The academic year commences three working days before the beginning of classes in the fall semester and ends on the spring commencement day of the college calendar. Academic year appointees are expected to be available throughout this period when classes are in session or when other scheduled events require their presence on campus. They are also expected to render appropriate services such as advising students, training teaching assistants, preparing class materials, evaluating student performance and submitting grades, and preparing reports for the academic year.