2018 Faculty Senate Working Group on the Academic Calendar


Charge: The working group will examine the difference in the number of days of instruction between the Fall and Spring semesters in the proposed 2020-2021 calendar and consider whether this difference poses a problem, and if so to try to find a way to equalize the number of days of instruction in a way which will minimize the impact to the current proposed calendar. The working group will present a report and any proposed changes to the calendar at the November 14, 2018 meeting of the Rice Faculty Senate.


  • Gwen Bradford, Philosophy, Senate
  • John Casbarian, Architecture
  • Anna Clyburn, Undergrad representative, Martel Senator
  • Brian Gibson, Kinesiology, Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduates
  • Julie Griswold, Academic Advising for Athletics
  • Chris Johns-Krull, Chair, Physics & Astronomy, Senate
  • Dave Messmer, NTT, Lecturer and Associate Director FWIS Program, Senate
  • Bart Sinclar, School of Engineering, Senior Associate Dean of Engineering
  • Kurt Stallmann, Shepherd School, Senate
  • David Tenney, Registrar


Read the Final Working Group Report.