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Dates to Remember

March 2017
March 1Ash Wednesday (Christian)
March 1Promotion and Tenure Committee elections – ballots are emailed to faculty
March 1Student regalia ordering begins
March 1Deadline for programs to give notice of anticipated changes in application and admissions policies and procedures
March 1Final deadline for graduation application in order to participate in Commencement
March 2First day of The Nineteen Day Fast (Baha’i); ends March 20
March 3Last day to drop with a “W”
March 3Deadline for faculty commencement participants (name, rank, degree(s), department)
March 6Inclement weather alternate date for the College of Health Professions Phonathon
March 7Deadline for submission of agenda items to president’s office (for the March 29-30 Board of Trustees Meeting)
March 8Educators Academy and OED are presenting “Office of Academic Services Overview,” 4:00-5:00 pm, COPH Room G/228
March 10Deadline for Staff Excellence Award nominations (second Friday in March)
March 10UAMS Diversity Day
March 12Purim (Jewish)
March 12Daylight Saving Time begins
March 13Holi (Hindu)
March 14College Advisory Board – Spring Meeting (second Tuesday of March)
March 14Promotion and Tenure Committee elections – deadline to submit ballot
March 15Deadline for submission of classroom requests for fall 2017 semester to the Office of Academic Services (OAS)
March 17Deadline to submit faculty regalia orders
March 20Last day of The Nineteen Day Fast (Baha’i); began March 2
March 20-24Spring break
March 21Naw Ruz (New Year) (Baha’i)
March 22Abstracts submission deadline for Student Research Day
March 24First draft of the commencement program distributed to colleges and OUR for review
March 24Deadline to submit student regalia orders
March 24Deadline to submit orders for honor cords to Dana Venhaus
March 27Deadline for submission of academic agenda items to president’s office (for the May 24-25 Board of Trustees Meeting)
March 29-30Board of Trustees Meeting – University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
March 31Scholarship application cycle opens
March 31Special Called College Meeting, 10:00-11:00, IDW, Room 115 A/B
Varies by programSpring course evaluations (refer to individual program timelines)
VariesLab/computer testing schedules and classroom requests for fall semester due to dean’s office
April 2017
April 1Faculty survey of chairs and program directors is available to faculty
April 1Deadline for summer and fall textbook lists to be posted (http://library.uams.edu/library-services/bookstore/)
April 3Deadline for revisions to the first draft of the commencement program
April 3-14Early registration – summer semester
April 6Second draft of the commencement program distributed to colleges for review
April 7Deadline for Staff Excellence Awards selection (first Friday in April)
April 7Inventory Exception Report due to dean’s office
April 7Spring Fling Luncheon, from 11:30-1:00 in the Administration West Lobby; sponsored by the CHP Faculty Development and Services Committee
April 11Passover (Pesach) (Jewish); ends April 18
April 12UAMS Student Research Day
April 13Deadline for revisions to the second draft of the commencement program
April 14Good Friday (Christian)
April 14Holy Friday (Christian Orthodox)
April 14Deadline for list of CHP student ushers for commencement
April 15Deadline for adjunct faculty requests – new and continuing appointments for summer semester
April 15Deadline for submission of faculty survey of chairs and program directors
April 16Easter (Christian and Christian Orthodox)
April 17Third and final draft of the commencement program distributed to colleges, provost, and chancellor for review
April 18Passover (Pesach) (Jewish); began April 11
April 21First Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
April 21Deadline for final revisions to the commencement program
April 21Call for Faculty Excellence Award nominations (third Friday in April)
April 21Spring College Meeting - Staff Excellence Awards (third Friday in April)
April 21Promotion and Tenure Spring Workshop
April 26Administrative Professionals Day
April 29Ninth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
Varies by programSpring course evaluations (refer to individual program timelines)
May 2017
May 1Current catalog pages are sent to programs for update
May 1Deadline for submission of agenda items to president’s office (for the May 24-25 Board of Trustees Meeting)
May 1Chair Evaluation Meetings begin (scheduled through June 10)
May 1Request to chairs to review and update their Code Black student training plans
May 2Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
May 4First reminder for Faculty Excellence Award nominations (first Friday in May)
May 5Cinco de Mayo
May 5Last day to withdraw from spring semester classes – grade of “WF” or “WP”
May 5Creative Services forwards list of graduates to Marketing and Communications Department for inclusion in newspaper
May 8-12Final Exam Week
May 10Vesak Day (Buddha’s Birthday) (Buddhist)
May 12Spring grades for senior students due to registrar
May 14Mother’s Day
May 15-30Regular registration – summer semester
May 17Commencement marshals meeting, 11:30-12:30, location TBD
May 19Spring grades for all students except seniors due to registrar
May 19Last day to remove “I” from previous semester
May 19Last day to submit outstanding documents for May graduation
May 19Spring Semester ends
May 19Graduate Brunch – Administration West Lobby
May 19Hooding ceremony – UALR Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
May 20Commencement – 3:00-5:00 pm at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock; students and faculty are required to report to the Box Office at 1:30 pm
See http://commencement.uams.edu/ for the most updated information
May 20Department Code Black student updated training plans to dean’s office
May 23Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)
May 24-25Board of Trustees Meeting – University of Arkansas Little Rock
May 27First day of Ramadan (Islam); ends July 25
May 29Memorial Day holiday
May 29The Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh (Baha’i)
May 30Summer classes begin
May 30Post summer syllabi in SharePoint (first day of summer semester)
May 30Deadline for uploading summer faculty workloads (first day of summer semester)
May 30-June 1Shavuot (Jewish)
May 31College Code Black Training Plans to Provost Office
May 31-June 5Late registration – summer semester
June 2017
June 1Faculty and staff annual performance review process begins
June 1Call for CHP Faculty Committee nominations
June 1Program catalog draft revisions due to dean’s office
June 1Call for CHP Academic Senate representative nominations (contact Danny Bercher for information about Academic Senate)
June 1-17Program first revisions to catalog are reviewed by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; pages are sent to programs for second revisions with a one-week return deadline
June 2Second reminder for Faculty Excellence Award nominations (first Friday in June)
June 5Dean’s Society grant application – process opens
June 9Scholarship application cycle closes
June 10Chair Evaluation Meetings end (began May 1)
June 15Renewal of regular faculty appointments
June 15Dean’s Office requests college committee annual reports (due July 17)
June 16CHP Committee recommendations due to dean’s office
June 18Father’s Day
June 20 - July 5Program second revisions to catalog are reviewed by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; pages are sent to programs for third revisions with a one-week return deadline
June 23Deadline for Faculty Excellence Award nominations (Fourth Friday in June)
June 25Last day of Ramadan (Islam); began May 27
June 30Department chair evaluations – deadline for ESS entry
June 30All faculty and staff annual performance reviews must be completed
Varies by programMidterm – final date to drop with a “W” showing on the academic record
July 2017
July 1Deadline for adjunct faculty requests – new and continuing appointments for fall semester
July 4Independence Day holiday
July 9The Martyrdom of the Bab (Baha’i)
July 11P &/or T candidate credentials due to department chair (first Tuesday in July)
July 11-18Final changes are made to program catalog pages
July 12CHP Faculty Showcase (second Wednesday of July)
July 15Dean’s Society grant applications deadline
July 17College committee annual reports due to dean
July 18-25Program pages are sent to programs for their final changes and approval
July 20-21UAMS Teaching with Technology Symposium, I. Dodd Wilson Education Building
July 24CHP Scholarships – selection (Scholarship Committee – Phyllis Fields, Chair)
July 28-29Final proof by the dean’s office before catalog is submitted for print publication
July 31CHP Scholarships – notification letters are mailed out (Scholarship Committee – Phyllis Fields, Chair)
July 31Deadline for dean’s office to schedule any Friday hold time for fall semester
Varies by programLast day to withdraw from summer classes – grade of “WF” or “WP”
Varies by programFinal Exams
Varies by programSummer course evaluations (refer to individual program timelines)