Calendar Committee FY2013

Committee Details:

Committee: Calendar Committee
Committee Category: Standing Committees of the University Senate
Fiscal Year: FY2013
Fiscal Year: 2013


  • Chair: Mark Ferrell, Music, (2013) (Spring Semester)
  • Donita Massengill Shaw, Curriculum & Teaching (2013)
  • Dennis Grauer, Pharmacy Practice, (2013)
  • Jide Wintoki, Business, (2015)
  • Brian McDow, Associate Registrar
  • Will Putzier, Student, Vice Chair
  • Jessie Pringle, Student
  • Allison Kohn, Student
  • Josh Dean, Student
  • Robin Merritt, Undergraduate Advising Ctr., Unclassified Staff (2015)
  • Kay Coblentz, Student Housing, University Support Staff (2014)
  • Ex-officio (not voting): KUMC Observer: Chris Meiers, Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Services/Registrar
  • Ex-officio (not voting): Charles Bankart, Interim Director, International Student and Scholar Services



Standing Charges

  1. Monitor compliance with University Senate Rules and Regulations 1.3.2 concerning final examinations, including: (a) ensuring that adequate arrangements are made each semester to inform students and faculty through the Schedule of Classes about the regulations governing final examinations, and the appropriate procedures to be followed if questions arise about the application of the regulations; (b) informing the teaching faculty and GTAs, via an e-mail from the chair, one week before the beginning of each semester (in August and January) of these regulations and their rationale; and (c) considering requests for exceptions, as provided in the regulations. Report actions taken on these matters to SenEx. (ongoing)
  2. Monitor compliance with University Senate Rules and Regulations 1.4.2 concerning the scheduling of examinations outside of regular class hours. Following the committee’s established procedures, approve or disapprove applications for tests other than final examinations to be held at times other than regular class hours. Report actions taken on these matters to SenEx.
  3. Update the five-year calendar and report to SenEx by 1/1/2013.

Specific Charges

  1. Develop a policy for scheduling final examinations in dual-campus courses, seeking input from Edwards Campus. Consider whether policy should blanket all classes, or differ by day/evening courses, in-person or tele-courses, and whether the comparative size of the enrollment (from Edwards or Lawrence) should play a role in determining the exam schedule. Report to SenEx by 2/26/13.

Final Reports and Outcomes

Calendar Final Report FY2013 (pdf)

Calendar Committee FY2013