Regent Policy Documents

SECTION IV: ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROGRAMS

4-13 ACADEMIC CALENDAR POLICY

(Formerly 92-9)

Contingent upon legislative repeal of the statute mandating the post-September 1 starting date for formal classes at University of Wisconsin System Institutions, all University of Wisconsin System Institutions shall develop academic calendars that provide: 39 weeks in the contractual period for faculty and staff; 34 weeks of organized services, a minimum of 150 days of classroom instruction (or a University of Wisconsin System-approved alternative); and even-length semesters. All University of Wisconsin System Institutions shall substitute "winter break" and "spring break" for "Christmas vacation" and "Easter vacation." Other holidays, such as Martin Luther King Day and Good Friday, shall be referred to by the name designated by the State of Wisconsin.

History: Res. 6290 adopted 12/11/92.


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The Regent Policy Documents were adopted and are maintained pursuant to the policy-making authority vested in the Board of Regents by Wis. Stats. § 36. The Regent Policy Documents manifest significant policies approved by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. This document is a ready reference for those charged with carrying out these policies. Unless noted otherwise, associated documents and reports may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Regents, 1860 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, ph 608-262-2324. http://www.uwsa.edu/bor/policies/