MEETING DATE: September 16, 2008
PERSON PRESIDING: John Crammer
ATTENDEES: Punam Madhok, Johna Faulconer, Donna Kain, John Crammer, Linda Teel, Terry Jones
EX-OFFICIO: Steve Cerutti, Mary Farwell
VISITORS: Janice Tovey
The meeting was called to order at 4:00 pm in Rawl 142 by John Crammer as chair of last year’s committee. This was the organizational meeting of the 2008-2009 committee. The members introduced themselves.
Janice Tovey, Chair of the Faculty, talked to the committee. She complimented the committee on the work done in developing the 2009-2010 calendar. She acknowledged the efforts to reach out to Pitt schools and hopes that the committee will continue to do that. She is willing to be of assistance in any way. She thanked the committee for the work that is done annually in creating the calendar.
Officers were elected as follows:
Chair: Shanan Gibson
Vice Chair: Johna Faulconer
Secretary: Linda Teel
Upon election of the new officers, Johna Faulconer, in the
absence of the elected chair, initiated discussion of goal setting and new
business. The calendar for 2010-2011
should be submitted to the
The committee set goals for the current year:
Create and finish calendar for 2010-2011
by February to be presented at the March 17th
2. Contact Graduate Administrative Board about dates in the calendar relevant to graduate students.
3. Review common exam schedule and conflicts with 5:00 pm classes.
Continue communications &
5. Compare ECU calendar with calendars at other UNC schools.
6. Explore week break at Thanksgiving.
7. Study faculty information calendar.
Faulconer discussed several items that will need to be
considered in the development of the 2010-2011 calendar including move-in day,
inclement weather, comparison to other colleges and universities, fall break in
relationship to Thanksgiving break, and other suggestions that may be presented
to the committee. Linda Teel shared the
The committee looked at a spreadsheet format listing start dates, breaks, holidays, last day of classes, reading days, final exams, commencements and last day to drop for 2007-2008 academic calendars for UNC system schools. Janice Tovey was asked to have the appropriate committee review the “last day to drop” at ECU in comparison to other UNC schools. ECU has the earliest drop date.
The committee will next meet at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 15. The committee will work on the 2010-2011 calendar. On behalf of the committee, Faulconer expressed appreciation for all the expertise Crammer had shared with the committee during his past years of service. Meeting adjourned at 4:48 pm.