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The College of Arts and Sciences Planning Calendar contains dates and deadlines for this academic year. Additions and revisions will be distributed as necessary.  Please contact the Dean's Office with any questions.

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January 2, 2020 Individual Faculty Activity Reports for Department Chairs and for Directors without a tenure home due to Dean's Office Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
January 9, 2020 Spring Retreat of CAS Department Chairs, Academic Program Directors, Center/Institute Directors and Dean Ford Chair/Director Meetings  
January 10, 2020 2019-2020 Third Year Review files due to the Dean T&P: Third Year Review  
January 13, 2020 First day of classes for Spring 2020 semester Academic Calendar external
January 13, 2020 Deadline:  Applications for Spring 2020 Undergraduate Research Enhancement Program (UREP) due to Dean's Office CAS Initiatives/Awards external
January 13, 2020 Comprehensive Review:  Department Chair or Director Activity/Achievement Summary due (first day of spring semester classes) Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
January 20, 2020 No classes in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day Academic Calendar  
January 20, 2020 Deadline for department Post-Tenure Review Committee to send reports to faculty members undergoing Post-Tenure Review, Department Chair, and Dean T&P: Post-Tenure Review  
January 20, 2020 Comprehensive Review Faculty Surveys distributed Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
January 23, 2020 Fall 2020 Program Review:  Notification of review sent to appropriate units Academic Program Review  
January 23, 2020 Spring 2021 Program Review:  Notification of review sent to appropriate units Academic Program Review  
January 24, 2020 2020-2021 Mid-Year Cycle T & P files should be complete  (including letters from referees) and ready for department review T&P: Mid-Year Cycle  
January 27, 2020 Deadline: Theme Semester Course Development Proposals due CAS Initiatives/Awards  
January 31, 2020 Deadline:  Graduate Assistantship Enhancement Program (Round 1) CAS Initiatives/Awards  
February 1, 2020 Incubator for Innovative Teaching: Design Challenge program announcement sent to depts and programs CAS Initiatives/Awards  
February 3, 2020 Deadline:  Faculty Travel Initiative applications due to Dean's Office (Round 2) CAS Initiatives/Awards  
February 3, 2020 Comprehensive Review:  Unit Faculty Survey Responses due Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
February 7, 2020 Deadline to ensure that department faculty have voted on 2020-2021 Mid-Year Cycle T & P cases; notify candidates; notify faculty regarding candidates T&P: Mid-Year Cycle  
February 7, 2020 Faculty Development Program:  Navigating the Tenure and Promotion Process CAS Faculty Development Program  fdp
February 8, 2020 Incubator for Innovative Teaching: Design Challenge nominations due CAS Initiatives/Awards  
February 8, 2020 Admitted Student Day Undergraduate Student Services  
February 14, 2020 Annual Review Process: Chair/Director Annual Review Committee formed and information forwarded to associate deans Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
February 15, 2020 Incubator for Innovative Teaching: CAS Innovative Teaching Associate program announcement sent to depts and programs CAS Initiatives/Awards external 
February 15, 2020 Deadline:  Nominations for McCausland Visiting Scholars due to Dean's Office CAS Initiatives/Awards  
February 17, 2020 Spring 2020 Program Review:  Unit self-study reports due to Dean's Office Academic Program Review  
February 17, 2020 Call for Reappointment of Non-TT Faculty sent to departments and programs Human Resources  ntt
February 17, 2020 Confirm with department T & P chair that all faculty appealing negative T & P decisions have submitted appeal, and appeals have been announced to faculty; notify Dean in writing immediately T&P: Mid-Year Cycle  
February 17, 2020 Department Post-Tenure Review Committee reports and Post-Tenure Review Development Committee reports due with Department Chair's recommendations to Dean T&P: Post-Tenure Review  
February 17, 2020 Comprehensive Review:  Evaluation Committee Report due to Dean Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
February 19, 2020 Meeting of CAS Department Chairs, Academic Program Directors and Dean Ford Chair/Director Meetings  
February 24, 2020 Program Announcement:  Nominations for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award CAS Initiatives/Awards  ntt
February 26, 2020 Meeting of CAS Graduate Directors Graduate Director Meetings  
February 28, 2020 Departmental requests for reappointment of Non-TT Faculty due to CAS HR Office Human Resources  ntt
February 28, 2020 Deadline:  Graduate Assistantship Enhancement Program (Round 2) CAS Initiatives/Awards  
March 2, 2020 Midpoint in the Spring 2020 semester Academic Calendar  
March 2, 2020 Units notified of Non-TT faculty eligible for promotion Human Resources  ntt
March 2, 2020 All 2020-2021 Mid-Year Cycle T & P files due via Blackboard submission.  One complete hard copy (including supplemental materials) due to Dean's Office. T&P: Mid-Year Cycle  
March 6, 2020 Bilinski Fellowship Program:  Deadline for unit nomination process to be completed CAS Initiatives/Awards  
March 8-15, 2020 Spring Break (no classes held) Academic Calendar  
March 8, 2020 Post-Tenure Review development plans due to Dean's Office T&P: Post-Tenure Review  
March 9, 2020 Fall 2020 Program Review: Unit external reviewer suggestions due to Dean's Office Academic Program Review  
March 9, 2020 Call for Administrative Reappointment Requests sent to units Human Resources  
March 9, 2020 Spring 2021 Program Review:  Unit external reviewer suggestions due to Dean's Office Academic Program Review  
March 16, 2020 Annual Review Process begins (Monday after Spring Break) Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
March 16, 2020 Annual Review Process: Department Chair or Director Activity/Achievement Summary due Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
March 18, 2020 Meeting of CAS Department Chairs, Academic Program Directors and Dean Ford Chair/Director Meetings  
March 20, 2020 Administrative Appointment requests due to CAS HR Office Human Resources  
March 20, 2020 Faculty Development Program: Teaching Challenges and Opportunities (in partnership with the CAS Incubator for Teaching Innovation) CAS Faculty Development Program  fdp
March 23, 2020 Deadline:  Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Award nominations due to Dean's Office CAS Initiatives/Awards  ntt
March 23, 2020 Annual Review Process:  Annual Review Survey distributed Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
March 28, 2020 Admitted Student Day Undergraduate Student Services  
March 31, 2020 Comprehensive Review:  Dean's Office Response Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
April 3, 2020 Deadline:  Graduate Assistantship Enhancement Program (Round 3) CAS Initiatives/Awards  
April 3, 2020 Bilinski Fellowship Program:  Deadline for nomination packets to be submitted to Dean's Office CAS Initiatives/Awards  
April 4, 2020 Incubator for Innovative Teaching: Applications for Innovative Teaching Associates due to Dean's Office CAS Initiatives/Awards  
April 4, 2020 Department Chairs notify faculty in writing of option for 2020-2021 Regular Cycle Tenure and/or Promotion review T&P: Regular Cycle  
April 4, 2020 Department Chairs notify the Dean of the name of the 2020-2021 Regular Cycle Tenure and Promotion chair T&P: Regular Cycle  
April 6, 2020 Annual Review Process: Unit Faculty Survey Responses due Chair/Director Evaluation & Review external
April 10, 2020 Notification of Administrative Appointments returned to units Human Resources external 
April 15, 2020 Meeting of CAS Department Chairs, Academic Program Directors and Dean Ford Chair/Director Meetings external 
April 16, 2020 USC Awards Day Academic Calendar  
April 17, 2020 Faculty Development Program: Promoting Mental Health and Work/Life Balance CAS Faculty Development Program FDP
April 18, 2020 Admitted Student Day Undergraduate Student Services  
April 19, 2020 Spring budget review:  FY19 A fund Projection based on 3/31/19 figures due to CAS Budget Office Budget and Finance  
April 20, 2020 Annual Review Process:  Evaluation Committee Report due to Dean’s Office Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
April 22, 2020 Meeting of CAS Graduate Directors Graduate Director Meetings  
April 27, 2020 Last Day of classes for Spring 2020 Semester Academic Calendar  
April 28, 2020 Reading Day Academic Calendar  
April 28, 2020 Provost Office Tenure and Promotion Workshops Provost Office Events  
April 29-May 6, 2020 Final Examinations (includes exams on Saturday) Academic Calendar  
April 30, 2020 Deadline to notify in writing all faculty eligible for Post-Tenure Review in 2020-2021. T&P: Post-Tenure Review  
May 1, 2020 Non-TT Faculty Promotion Requests due to Dean's Office Human Resources  ntt
May 1, 2020 Degree program assessment reports (GROUP 2) due to OIRAA Assessment  
May 2, 2020 Deadline to notify potential 2020-2021 Regular Cycle T & P candidates of eligibility and forward timetable for submission of files. T&P: Regular Cycle  
May 2, 2020 List of all faculty to be considered for Regular Cycle T & P in 2020-2021 due to Dean's Office. T&P: Regular Cycle  
May 2, 2020 Official Notification by Department Chair: potential candidates are advised in writing of the timetable for submission for 2020-2021 Regular Cycle. T&P: Regular Cycle  
May  4, 2020 Incubator for Innovative Teaching: Incubator Graduate Leadership Team program announcement sent to depts and programs CAS Initiatives/Awards  
May 4, 2020 Deadline:  Online Course Development Grant CAS Initiatives/Awards  
May 6, 2020 Deadline:  Applications for Summer/Fall 2020 Undergraduate Research Enhancement Program (UREP) due to Dean's Office CAS Initiatives/Awards  
May 8-9, 2020 Commencement Exercises (Columbia Campus) Academic Calendar  
May 8, 2020 Bilinski Fellowship Program:  Notification regarding new fellows CAS Initiatives/Awards  
May 13, 2020 Incubator for Innovative Teaching: Applications for Incubator Graduate Leadership Team due CAS Initiatives/Awards  
May 15, 2020 Executive summaries of degree program assessment reports (GROUP 2) due to OIRAA Assessment  
May 15, 2020 Bilinski Fellowship Program: Fellow Interim Report due to Dean's Office CAS Initiatives/Awards  
May 20, 2020 Meeting of CAS Department Chairs, Academic Program Directors, Center/Institute Directors and Dean Ford Chair/Director Meetings  
May 25, 2020 Memorial Day (no classes held) Academic Calendar  
May 30, 2020 Standard Review Process:  Department Chair or Director Activity/Achievement Summary due Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
May 31, 2020 Annual Review Process: Dean's Office Response Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
June 1, 2020 Deadline for eligible faculty to notify Dean of intent to do Post-Tenure Review or retire within three years. T&P: Post-Tenure Review  
June 5, 2020 List of all faculty undergoing Post-Tenure Review due to Dean's Office T&P: Post-Tenure Review  
June 10, 2020 Outstanding fiscal year commitment reimbursements due to CAS Budget Office Budget and Finance  
June 22, 2020 Fall 2020 Program Review:  Unit self-study reports due to Dean's Office Academic Program Review  
June 30, 2020 Dean's Office forwards all completed external reviews to the Provost Office  Academic Program Review  
June 30, 2020 Standard Review Process:  Dean's Office Response Chair/Director Evaluation & Review  
July 3, 2020 Independence Day Holiday (no classes held) Academic Calendar  
July 31, 2020 Bilinski Fellowship Program: Fellow Interim Report due to Dean's Office  CAS Initiatives/Awards  
January 15, 2021 Spring 2021 Program Review:  Unit self-study reports due to Dean's Office Academic Program Review  

 


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