Calendar Committee FY2020

Committee Details:

Committee: Calendar Committee
Committee Category: Standing Committees of the University Senate
Fiscal Year: FY2020
Fiscal Year: 2020


  • Chair: Mazhar Arikan, Business, (2020)
  • Faculty: Laurie Ramirez, Social Welfare, (2021)
  • Faculty: Nyla Branscombe, Psychology (2022)
  • Faculty: Julia Broxholm, Music (2021)
  • Staff: Wendy Bridges, Office Event Mgmt. & Protocol (2021)
  • Staff: Nhan, Nguyen, Research, (2020)
  • Registrars Office: Tiffany Robinson
  • Student: Zach Thomason
  • Student: Seth Wingerter
  • Student: Addison Henson
  • Ex-officio (non voting): Registrar KUMC: Marla Herron, Registrar,
  • Ex-officio (non voting): Charles Olcese, Director ISSS -


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. FY2021 Committee: Update the five-year calendar.  Report to SenEx by November 20, 2020.  (When approved by University Senate, Governance will forward to Haskell Registrar)

Specific Charges

  1. Compile questions for an online form that will be used when units are requesting exceptions of final and special exam times (USRR 1.3.2) and exceptions to Stop Day (USRR1.3.7) (University Governance will create form and post to website). 
  2. Survey faculty, staff and students regarding replacing fall break days during the Thanksgiving week. (work with Governance Office to establish survey.)

Meeting Minutes

Calendar Meeting Minutes - Oct. 4, 2019 (pdf)

Final Reports and Outcomes

Calendar Final Report FY2020 (pdf)

Calendar Committee FY2020