New Schedule & Calendar Task Force

studentslawnWe are pleased to announce that the new Schedule & Calendar Task Force will include the following seven member of our community:

  • Kevin Cardozo, chemistry instructor
  • Marcelle Doheny, history and social science instructor
  • David Fox, instructor in English and art history
  • Lisa Joel, associate dean of admission
  • Karen Kennedy, physical education instructor
  • Chris Odden, instructor of mathematics, statistics, and computer science
  • Vic Svec, chair of the Russian Department, Russian instructor

Join us in wishing them well as they take up this important work, and stay tuned for updates.

Looking Ahead

A follow-up discussion on the new schedule and calendar process will take place during faculty meeting on May 22. The approximate timeline of key milestones is:

  • SPRING 2017: community conversations
  • SPRING 2017: seven-person task force formed
  • SUMMER 2017: professional development for task force
  • EARLY FALL 2017: community conversations continue; proposed models welcomed
  • LATE FALL 2017: draft schedules/calendars presented to faculty
  • WINTER 2018: subset of schedules/calendars refined
  • (Ideally) SPRING 2018: binding vote
  • (Ideally) FALL 2019: schedule and calendar implementation

If you’d like to be in touch with questions or suggestions during the process, please email