Academic Calendar Committee

The Academic Calendar Committee recommends to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs regarding the academic calendar.

About Senate Joint Committees and Councils

In the spirit of shared governance, joint committees and councils are proposed on the Senate floor and recommended to the president of the university by a majority vote of the Senate. Joint committees and councils are administered by the designated committee administrator. At any time, the president or Senate may evaluate the effectiveness of joint committees in conjunction with the Steering Committee. It is the responsibility of the joint committees and councils to report any policy change recommendations to the Faculty Senate Steering Committee for consideration.

Rules and policies of the Senate govern the operation of its committees. Senate committees may adopt temporary rules and policies necessary to the operation of committees. These temporary rules must be consonant with the constitution and the bylaws and are reported to the Office of the Faculty Senate as they are adopted. Such changes are subject to subsequent approval by the Senate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To recommend the academic calendar and to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations of the state of Florida and the university Board of Trustees.
  2. To consider the impact of changes in the academic calendar on students and faculty.

Committee References

UCF Regulation 2.023 Academic Calendar
Florida Board of Governors Regultion 8.001 University Calendars
Joint Committee and Council Procedures
Parliamentary Procedure


The committee shall consist of one faculty member from each academic unit selected by the Committee on Committees and one student nominated by the president of the Student Government Association. No more than two of the faculty members of the committee shall hold a rank of assistant dean or higher. The vice president for Student Development and Enrollment Services or designee (ex officio) shall identify other ex officio members, making every effort to ensure that areas relating to the Academic Calendar are represented. The number of ex officio members shall not exceed the number of faculty members. The chair and vice chair of the committee shall be a faculty member elected annually by the membership. Terms of service shall be two years, staggered, with the exception of the student member, who shall serve for one year.

If a committee member is absent or unable to serve for eight weeks or longer, contact the Faculty Senate Office for an interim or permanent replacement to be appointed for the remaining term. If a committee member is appointed a member by virtue of the position held which will not change over multiple committee terms, those members may be listed as continuing members. When the continuing member ceases to hold the position that entitles him/her to such membership, membership on the committee ends. A committee member designated as an ex officio member is a contributing member who takes part in all discussions and serves asa resource person but is non-voting.

For expectations of committee members, see Joint Committee and Council Procedures.

Academic Calendar

Robin Back, Chair
Food Service and Lodging Management
Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Daniel Murphree, Vice Chair
College of Arts and Humanities

Note: A committee member who misses more than half of the regularly scheduled meetings in an academic year for which an alternate has not been assigned by the Senate Office is presumed to have resigned from the committee. It is the responsibility of the committee member to ensure attendance is recorded whether in person or on the phone.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are scheduled by the chair of the committee. No action can be taken at committee meetings unless a majority of the voting membership is present.

Meeting Materials

The committee submits a brief annual report of the committees' activities by the end of the second week of August each year. Below are the annual reports for the committee.

Committee Minutes Annual Report
Academic Calendar none 2019-2020
Calendar Draft
10-17-18 2018-2019
none 2017-2018
none 2016-2017
none 2015-2016
none 2014-2015
none 2011-2012



Thursday, November 19, 2020
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