The academic year covers the nine-month period that begins on August 16 and ends on May 15, and those on academic-year appointments receive regular pay between those dates. Academic terms normally include a fall semester ending in December and a spring semester ending in May. Interim terms fall between the end of the fall semester and the beginning of the spring semester, and between the end of the spring semester and the beginning of the summer term. Summer term consists of the full term (ten weeks) and can be divided into two five-week terms.
The Academic Calendar is established annually by the Office of the University Registrar after consultation with the Faculty Senate. The Calendar includes information about the drop-add periods and dates for paying fees and for deferred examinations. A final examination schedule is available from the Office of the University Registrar.
B. Compensation Periods
The academic-year salary of nine-month, full-time faculty members normally is paid over a 12-month period. The normal payment date is the last working day of each month. A new faculty appointee normally will receive a first payment on the last working day of the first calendar month of appointment; that payment will reflect the part of that month during which the faculty member was employed. The salary of full-time temporary and part-time faculty members is paid in full during the months of appointment.