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									                               DICKINSON COLLEGE
                                  MEMORANDUM

TO:            All Who Attend Faculty Meeting

FROM:          Academic Program and Standards Committee

RE:            Resolution to Approve Changes to the Military Science program, including
                removal of courses from the Bulletin, and APSC’s report of approval of
                changes to course titles and descriptions
               Resolution to Approve Changes to the Creative Writing minor, including
                the addition of new English courses, and APSC’s report of approval of
                change to course description
               Report of Re-Approval of Academic Calendars 2011-12, 2012-13, and
                2013-14
               Report of Approval of Academic Calendars 2014-15, 2015-16

DATE:          October 25, 2010

        I. Resolved, that the following changes to the Military Science program be
           approved:

          A. Resolved, that the following courses be removed from the Bulletin:

              1. MISC 211: Organization and Management. One-half course credit.

              Rationale: Course is no longer needed. Revised MISC 201 and 202 cover
              content.

              2. MISC 321: Leadership and Management. One course credit.

              Rationale: Course is no longer needed. Revised MISC 301 and MISC 302
              cover material.

               3. MISC 431: Contemporary Problems Seminar. One course credit.

              Rationale: Course is no longer needed. Revised MISC 401 and 402 cover
              material.

          B. APSC reports its approval of the following changes to course titles and
             descriptions to reflect the Department of the Army’s change in
             verbiage:

              1. MISC 101, 102
                 Old Course Title and Description:
                 Introduction to Military Science: A critical inquiry into the evolution
                 of the relationship between military policy and the foreign and economic
                 policies of the United States. A careful study of military history designed
                 to foster in the student a balanced judgment of both political leaders and
                 soldiers and of their mutual problems in the conduct of military affairs in
                 peace and war. By means of both written and oral presentations regarding

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  the history of military art, battle history, technical studies and the
  relationship of the armed forces with society, students will be encouraged
  to develop a habit of critical reflection. To complement their investigation
  of military history, students will receive practical instruction in the
  application of military art and basic soldier skills.
  One-half course credit each. Open to all Dickinson students. Meets 75
  minutes per week.

  New Course Title and Description:
  MISC 101: Introduction to Military Leadership I: Introduces Cadets
  to the personal challenges and competencies that are critical for effective
  leadership. Cadets learn how the personal development of life skills such
  as critical thinking, goal setting, time management, physical fitness, and
  stress management related to leadership, Officership, and the Army
  profession. The focus is on developing basic knowledge and
  comprehension of Army leader attributes and core leader competencies
  while gaining a big-picture understanding of ROTC, its purpose in the
  Army, and its advantages for the student. One-half course credit. Open to
  all Dickinson students. Meets 75 minutes per week. Prerequisites: NONE

  MISC 102: Introduction to Military Leadership II: A critical inquiry
  into the evolution of the relationship between military policy and the
  foreign and economic policies of the United States. A careful study of
  military history designed to foster in the student a balanced judgment of
  both political leaders and soldiers and of their mutual problems in the
  conduct of military affairs in peace and war. By means of both written
  and oral presentations regarding the history of military art, battle history,
  technical studies and the relationship of the armed forces with society,
  students will be encouraged to develop a habit of critical reflection. To
  complement their investigation of military history, students will receive
  practical instruction in the application of military art and basic soldier
  skills. One-half course credit. Open to all Dickinson students. Meets 75
  minutes per week. Prerequisites: NONE

2. MISC 201, 202
   Old Course Title and Description: Application of Military Science
   Advanced instruction in topics introduced in the first year. Participation
   in operations and basic tactics to demonstrate leadership problems and to
   develop leadership skills. No course credit. Prerequisite: NONE. Meets
   two hours per week each semester.

  New Course Titles and Descriptions:
  MISC 201: Foundations of Military Leadership I: Explores the
  dimensions of creative and innovative tactical leadership strategies and
  styles by examining team dynamics and two historical leadership theories
  that form the basis of the Army leadership framework. Cadets practice
  aspects of personal motivation and team building in the context of
  planning, executing, and assessing team exercises and participating in
  leadership labs. Focus is on continued development of the knowledge of
  leadership values and attributes through an understanding of Army rank,
  structure, and duties and basic aspects of land navigation and squad

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   tactics. Case studies provide tangible context for learning the Soldier’s
   Creed and Warrior Ethos as they apply in the contemporary operating
   environment (COE). One-half course credit. Open to all Dickinson
   students. Meets two hours per week each semester. Prerequisites: NONE

   MISC 202: Foundations of Military Leadership II: Examines the
   challenges of leading tactical teams in the COE. The course highlights
   dimensions of terrain analysis, patrolling, and operation orders. Further
   study of the theoretical basis of the Army leadership framework explores
   the dynamics of adaptive leadership in the context of military operations.
   MSL 202 provides a smooth transition into MSL 301. Cadets develop
   greater self awareness as they assess their own leadership styles and
   practice communication and team building skills. COE case studies give
   insight into the importance and practice of teamwork and tactics in real-
   world scenarios. No course credit. Open to all Dickinson students. Meets
   two hours per week each semester. Prerequisite: NONE.

   NOTE: Revised course content for 201, 202 replaces old 201, 202, 211.

3. MISC 301, 302:
   Old Course Title and Description: Advanced Application of Military
   Science Emphasis on leadership. Situations require direct interaction
   with other cadets and test the student's ability to meet set goals and to get
   others to do the same. Students master basic tactical skills of the small
   unit leader. Prerequisite: 321 for MISC 302. Meets three hours per week
   and selected weekends each semester.

   New Course Titles and Descriptions:
   MISC 301: Adaptive Military Team Leadership: Challenges Cadets
   to study, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are
   presented with challenging scenarios related to squad tactical operations.
   Cadets receive systematic and specific feedback on their leadership
   attributes and actions. Based on such feedback, as well as their own self-
   evaluations, Cadets continue to develop their leadership and critical
   thinking abilities. The focus is developing Cadets’ tactical leadership
   abilities to enable them to succeed at ROTC’s summer Leadership
   Development and Assessment Course (LDAC).One course credit. Meets
   two hours per week each semester. Prerequisites: NONE

   MISC 302: Applied Military Team Leadership: Uses increasingly
   intense situational leadership challenges to build Cadet awareness and
   skills in leading small units. Skills in decision-making, persuading and
   motivating team members when “under fire” are explored, evaluated, and
   developed. Aspects of military operations are reviewed as a means of
   preparing for the ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course
   (LDAC). Cadets are expected to apply basic principles of the Law of
   Land Warfare, Army training, and motivation to troop leading
   procedures. Emphasis is also placed on conducting military briefings and
   developing proficiency in Garrison operation orders. MSL 302 Cadets are
   evaluated on what they know and do as leaders. No course credit. Meets
   two hours per week each semester. Prerequisites: NONE

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          NOTE: Revised course content for 301, 302 replaces 301, 302, 321.

        4. MISC 401, 402:
           Old Course Title and Description: Command and Staff
           Emphasis is placed on developing planning and decision-making
           capabilities in the areas of military operations, logistics and
           administration. Prerequisite: *302 for MISC 401. Meets three hours per
           week.

          New Course Titles and Descriptions:
          MISC 401: Adaptive Military Leadership: Develops Cadet proficiency
          in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as
          a member of a staff, and providing performance feedback to subordinates.
          Cadets assess risk, make ethical decisions, and lead fellow ROTC Cadets.
          Lessons on military justice and personnel processes prepare Cadets to
          make the transition to Army officers. MSL IV Cadets analyze, evaluate,
          and instruct Cadets at lower levels. Both their classroom and battalion
          leadership experiences are designed to prepare MSL 401 Cadets for their
          first unit of assignment. They identify responsibilities of key staff,
          coordinate staff roles, and use situational opportunities to teach, train, and
          develop subordinates. One course credit. Meets two hours per week each
          semester. Prerequisites: MSL 302

          MISC 402: Military Leadership in a Complex World: Explores the
          dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military
          operations in the COE. Cadets examine differences in customs and
          courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the
          face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting
          with nongovernmental organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host
          nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing
          Cadets for their first unit of assignment. It uses case studies, scenarios,
          and “What Now, Lieutenant?” exercises to prepare Cadets to face the
          complex ethical and practical demands of leading as commissioned
          officers in the United States Army. No course credit. Meets two hours
          per week each semester. Prerequisite: MSL 401.

          NOTE: Revised course content for 401, 402 replaces old 401, 402 431.

          Rationale, for #1-4: The new titles more accurately describe the course
          content and are more consistent with the language used to talk about the
          subject matter covered by the courses. These changes reflect current
          expectations for ROTC program and maintain same amount of academic
          credit provided by the program.

II. Resolved, that the following changes to the Creative Writing minor be
    approved:

   A. Resolved, that the following new courses be approved:

       1. ENGL 215: Introduction to Creative Writing: Memoir and Personal


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   Essay
   Course Description: A workshop on the writing of memoir and personal
   essay.

         Prerequisites:                 None
         Instructors:                   Sharon O’Brien or other Creative
                                        writing faculty
         Frequency offered:             Every 2 years
         Enrollment size:               15
         Enrollment preference:         Creative writing minors
         Distribution requirement?      None
         Count toward a major?          Yes
         Major requirement?             ENGL major elective and Creative
                                        writing minor elective
         Replacing another course?      Previously offered as ENGL 218
                                        topics course

   Rationale: An existing topics course is being renumbered to clarify a
   specific topic in a permanent course offering.

   Learning Outcomes:
     Understand some basic elements of the form
     Gain a basic ability to closely read and analyze the work of
        published practitioners - demonstrate this ability in writing an
        analysis, presenting an oral report, or building an anthology of
        works, appropriate to the genre
     Gain the ability to employ the basic elements of the genre by
        writing and significantly revising at least two pieces
     Gain the ability to closely read, analyze, and offer constructive
        criticism on creative work written by classmates; learn the protocol
        of writing workshops and peer critique both in written responses
        and orally
     Gain the ability to use constructive criticism from professor and
        classmates to improve a piece of writing

2. ENGL 216: Introduction to Creative Writing: Special Topics
   Course Description: A writing workshop in a genre other than fiction,
   poetry, or memoir. May include screenwriting, playwriting, or other
   genres.

         Prerequisites:                 None
         Instructors:                   Creative writing faculty; adjuncts
         Frequency offered:             Every year
         Enrollment size:               15
         Enrollment preference:         Creative writing minors
         Distribution requirement?      None
         Count toward a major?          Yes
         Major requirement?             ENGL major elective and Creative
                                        writing minor elective



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         Replacing another course?      Replaces ENGL 218: Screenwriting
                                        and other courses not covered in the
                                        major genres

   Rationale: An existing topics course is being renumbered to clarify a
   specific topic in a permanent course offering.

   Learning Outcomes:
     Understand some basic elements of the form
     Gain a basic ability to closely read and analyze the work of
        published practitioners - demonstrate this ability in writing an
        analysis, presenting an oral report, or building an anthology of
        works, appropriate to the genre
     Gain the ability to employ the basic elements of the genre by
        writing and significantly revising at least two pieces
     Gain the ability to closely read, analyze, and offer constructive
        criticism on creative work written by classmates; learn the protocol
        of writing workshops and peer critique both in written responses
        and orally
     Gain the ability to use constructive criticism from professor and
        classmates to improve a piece of writing

3. ENGL 316: Advanced Creative Writing: Special Topics
   Course Description: Creative writing at the advanced level in genres
   other than poetry and fiction.

         Prerequisites:                 Introductory course in appropriate
                                        genre
         Instructors:                   Various
         Frequency offered:             As needed
         Enrollment size:               15
         Enrollment preference:         Creative writing minor
         Distribution requirement?      None
         Count toward a major?          Yes
         Major requirement?             ENGL major elective and Creative
                                        writing minor elective
         Replacing another course?      Replaces ENGL 318: Special Topics

  Rationale: The renumbering will reduce confusion for students during
  course selection and also prevent Banner from admitting to 300-level
  workshops students who took their 200-level workshops in a different
  genre.

  Learning Outcomes:
     Build on all skills mastered in introductory course, plus further
       exploration and use of forms, more in-depth discussion of formal
       elements
     Master the ability to closely read and analyze contemporary work in
       the genre



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        Master the ability to closely read, analyze, and offer constructive
         criticism on stories or poems written by classmates
        Write, and revise through the workshop process, significant work in
         the genre

4. ENGL 317: Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction
   Course Description: Writing and discussion of fiction.

         Prerequisites:                ENGL 218 or permission of
                                       instructor
         Instructors:                  Fiction writing faculty
         Frequency offered:            Every year
         Enrollment size:              15
         Enrollment preference:        Creative writing minors
         Distribution requirement?     None
         Count toward a major?         Yes
         Major requirement?            ENGL major elective and Creative
                                       writing minor elective
         Replacing another course?     Replaces ENGL 318: Advanced
                                       Creative Writing: Fiction

   Rationale: The renumbering will reduce confusion for students during
   course selection and also prevent Banner from admitting to 300-level
   workshops students who took their 200-level workshops in a different
   genre.

   Learning Outcomes:
     Build on all skills mastered in ENGL 218, plus further exploration
        and use of forms, more in-depth discussion of formal elements:
        unreliable narrators, multiple narrators, experimental structures,
        dialect, etc.
     Master the ability to closely read and analyze contemporary work in
        the genre
     Master the ability to closely read, analyze, and offer constructive
        criticism on stories or poems written by classmates
     Write and revise through the workshop process, three short stories
        that show a growing mastery of basic technique and development of
        a distinctive voice

5. ENGL 319: Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry
   Course Description: Writing and discussion of poetry.

         Prerequisites:                ENGL 218 or permission of
                                       instructor
         Instructors:                  Poetry writing faculty
         Frequency offered:            Every year
         Enrollment size:              15
         Enrollment preference:        Creative writing minors
         Distribution requirement?     None
         Count toward a major?         Yes


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         Major requirement?            ENGL major elective; Creative
                                       writing minor elective
         Replacing another course?     Replaces ENGL 318: Advanced
                                       Creative Writing: Poetry

   Rationale: The renumbering will reduce confusion for students during
   course selection and also prevent Banner from admitting to 300-level
   workshops students who took their 200-level workshops in a different
   genre.

   Learning Outcomes:
     Build on all skills mastered in ENGL 218, plus further exploration
        and use of forms, more in-depth discussion of formal elements:
        slant rhyme, meter, tropes, syllabics, etc.
     Master the ability to closely read and analyze contemporary work in
        the genre
     Master the ability to closely read, analyze, and offer constructive
        criticism on stories or poems written by classmates
     Write and revise through the workshop process, eight to ten poems
        that demonstrate individual poetic sensibility in the context of
        reading contemporary poetry

6. ENGL 417: Senior Creative Writing Workshop in Fiction
   Course Description: Capstone workshop for students minoring in creative
   writing with an emphasis in fiction.

         Prerequisites:                ENGL 101, 317
         Instructors:                  Susan Perabo or other creative
                                       writing faculty when necessary
         Frequency offered:            Every year
         Enrollment size:              15
         Enrollment preference:        Creative writing minors
         Distribution requirement?     None
         Count toward a major?         Yes
         Major requirement?            ENGL major elective
         Replacing another course?     Replaces previously offered course,
                                       ENGL 418: Senior Creative Writing
                                       Workshop

   Rationale: An existing topics course is being renumbered to clarify a
   specific topic in a permanent course offering.

   Learning Outcomes:
     Build on the skills from ENGL 317, develop an individual “voice”
        by writing a significant body of work – in fiction – a portfolio of
        40-50 pages of fiction spanning one’s undergraduate career, that
        serves as the creative-writing thesis
     Revisit and revise earlier work to advance coherence and
        craftsmanship



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            Gain the ability to help classmates not only improve individual
             work, but to become better writers overall
            Gain the ability to see one’s place as writer in the context of other,
             more accomplished writers

   7. ENGL 419: Senior Creative Writing Workshop in Poetry
      Course Description: Capstone workshop for students minoring in
      creative writing with an emphasis in poetry.

             Prerequisites:                  ENGL101, 319
             Instructors:                    Adrienne Su, or other Creative
                                             writing faculty when necessary
             Frequency offered:              Every year
             Enrollment size:                15
             Enrollment preference:          Creative writing minors
             Distribution requirement?       None
             Count toward a major?           Yes
             Major requirement?              ENGL major elective
             Replacing another course?       Replaces previously offered course,
                                             ENGL 418: Senior Creative Writing
                                             Workshop

       Rationale: An existing topics course is being renumbered to clarify a
       specific topic in a permanent course offering.

       Learning Outcomes:
         Build on the skills from ENGL 319, develop an individual “voice”
            by writing a significant body of work – in poetry – a collection of
            15 to 20 original poems spanning one’s undergraduate career, that
            serves as the creative-writing thesis
         Revisit and revise earlier work to advance coherence and
            craftsmanship
         Gain the ability to help classmates not only improve individual
            work, but to become better writers overall
         Gain the ability to see one’s place as writer in the context of other,
            more accomplished writers

B. Resolved, that the following changes to the Creative Writing minor be
   approved:

   Old requirements:
   Seven courses:
   ENGL 218 in genre of concentration
   ENGL 318 in genre of concentration
   ENGL 418 in genre of concentration
   ENGL 339-Craft in genre of concentration
   one 300-level literature course in any language
   two additional 200-level writing courses: possibilities include 212, 220, 214,
   218 in other genre



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       New requirements:
       Six courses:
       ENGL 101, any section
       ENGL 218
       ENGL 317 OR ENGL 319 (in genre of concentration)
       ENGL 417 OR ENGL 419 (in genre of concentration)
       ENGL 339, in genre (NOTE: pre-requisite for creative writing minors
        is ENGL 101)
       one additional writing course in non-concentration genre, or, a literature
        course in translation with approval of the Creative Writing director

       Rationale:
         The move from seven to six courses brings the minor in line with other
            minors at the college.
         Combining both poetry and fiction in ENGL 218 will ensure that all
            students get experience early with both genres.
         Changing the minor’s literature requirement to a 100-level literature
            course preserves the emphasis on both reading and writing.
         Making ENGL 101 a prerequisite for 339 and 417/419 helps ensure that
            students take it before they take the upper-level courses in the minor,
            without disrupting the existing prerequisites for non-minors.
         The option of a second “craft” course (as the elective course in the
            minor) offers flexibility to students. This gives non-English majors the
            opportunity to study more literature in the minor than English majors
            (and literature majors in other languages) may need.

   C. APSC reports its approval of the following change to course description:

       1. ENGL 218: Creative writing.
          Old course description: A workshop on the writing of fiction, poetry,
          drama, or the personal essay.

          New course description: An introductory creative writing workshop in
          poetry and fiction.

          Rationale: The current structure of 218 focuses either on fiction or poetry
          and forces students to choose a genre before they have done any creative
          writing. This approach does the students a disservice: most great writers
          have tried to work in more than one genre. Combining both genres will
          give students exposure to writing both poetry and fiction at the
          introductory level, and at the beginning of the coursework for the minor,
          before choosing the genre of concentration.

IV. APSC reports its re-approval on September 27, 2010 of the Academic
    Calendars for 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 to reflect the change in the
    calendar guidelines:




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                                             Dickinson College
                                     2011-2012 ACADEMIC CALENDAR


Fall 2011 Semester
New student orientation begins                                   Wednesday, August 24
Classes Begin                                                    Monday, August 29
Last Day to Add/Drop or
Change to/from Pass/Fail                                         Friday, September 2
Last Day to Change in Level for
  Language Courses                                               Friday, September 23
Mid-Term Pause                                                   5 PM Friday, October 14 thru
                                                                   8 AM, Wednesday, October 19
Roll Call Grades Due                                             By NOON--Wednesday, October 19
Course Request Period for the                                    Monday, October 24 thru
 Spring 2012 Semester                                              Wednesday, October 26
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
  With a "W" grade                                               Wednesday, November 2
Thanksgiving Vacation                                            5 PM, Tuesday, November 22 thru
                                                                   8 AM, Monday, November 28
Classes End                                                      Friday, December 9
Reading Period Day                                               December 10, 11
Final Exam Days                                                  December 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
All Grades Due                                                   By NOON--Tuesday, January 3


Spring 2012 Semester
New Student Orientation                                          Sunday, January 22
Classes Begin                                                    Monday, January 23
Last Day to Add/Drop or
 Change to/from Pass/Fail                                        Friday, January 27
Last Day to Change in Level for
 Language Courses                                                Friday, February 17
Roll Call Grades Due                                             By NOON--Thursday, March 8
Spring Vacation                                                  5 PM, Friday, March 9 thru
                                                                   8 AM, Monday, March 19
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
  With a "W" grade                                               Thursday, March 22
Course Request Period for the                                    Monday, March 26 thru
  Fall 2012 Semester                                                Wednesday, March 28
Classes End                                                      Friday, May 4
Reading Period Day                                               May 5, 6, 9, 12, 13
Final Exam Days                                                  May 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15
Senior Grades Due                                                By NOON--Wednesday, May 16
Baccalaureate                                                    Saturday, May 19
Commencement                                                     Sunday, May 20
All Other Grades Due                                             By NOON--Wednesday, May 23

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                                              Dickinson College
                                     2012-2013 ACADEMIC CALENDAR



Fall 2012 Semester
New student orientation begins                                Wednesday, August 22
Classes Begin                                                 Monday, August 27
Last Day to Add/Drop or
Change to/from Pass/Fail                                      Friday, August 31
Last Day to Change in Level for
  Language Courses                                            Friday, September 21
Mid-Term Pause                                                5 PM Friday, October 12 thru
                                                                8 AM, Wednesday, October 17
Roll Call Grades Due                                          By NOON--Wednesday, October 17
Course Request Period for the                                 Monday, October 29 thru
 Spring 2013 Semester                                           Wednesday, October 31
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
  With a "W" grade                                            Wednesday, October 31
Thanksgiving Vacation                                         5 PM, Tuesday, November 20 thru
                                                                8 AM, Monday, November 26
Classes End                                                   Friday, December 7
Reading Period Day                                            December 8, 9
Final Exam Days                                               December 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
All Grades Due                                                By NOON--Thursday, January 3



Spring 2013 Semester
New Student Orientation                                       Sunday, January 20
Classes Begin                                                 Monday, January 21
Last Day to Add/Drop or
 Change to/from Pass/Fail                                     Friday, January 25
Last Day to Change in Level for
 Language Courses                                             Friday, February 15
Roll Call Grades Due                                          By NOON--Thursday, March 7
Spring Vacation                                               5 PM, Friday, March 8 thru
                                                               8 AM, Monday, March 18
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
  With a "W" grade                                            Thursday, March 21
Course Request Period for the                                 Monday, March 25 thru
  Fall 2013 Semester                                             Wednesday, March 27
Classes End                                                   Friday, May 3
Reading Period Day                                            May 4, 5, 8, 11, 12
Final Exam Days                                               May 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14
Senior Grades Due                                             By NOON--Wednesday, May 15
Baccalaureate                                                 Saturday, May 18
Commencement                                                  Sunday, May 19
All Other Grades Due                                          By NOON--Wednesday, May 22




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                                              Dickinson College
                                     2013-2014 ACADEMIC CALENDAR



Fall 2013 Semester
New student orientation begins                                Wednesday, August 21
Classes Begin                                                 Monday, August 26
Last Day to Add/Drop or
Change to/from Pass/Fail                                      Friday, August 30
Last Day to Change in Level for
  Language Courses                                            Friday, September 20
Roll Call Grades Due                                          By NOON--Wednesday, October 16
Mid-Term Pause                                                5 PM Friday, October 18 thru
                                                                8 AM, Wednesday, October 23
Course Request Period for the                                 Monday, October 28 thru
 Spring 2014 Semester                                           Wednesday, October 30
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
  With a "W" grade                                            Wednesday, October 28
Thanksgiving Vacation                                         5 PM, Tuesday, November 26 thru
                                                                8 AM, Monday, December 2
Classes End                                                   Friday, December 6
Reading Period Day                                            December 7, 8
Final Exam Days                                               December 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
All Grades Due                                                By NOON--Friday, January 3



Spring 2014 Semester
New Student Orientation                                       Sunday, January 19
Classes Begin                                                 Monday, January 20
Last Day to Add/Drop or
 Change to/from Pass/Fail                                     Friday, January 24
Last Day to Change in Level for
 Language Courses                                             Friday, February 14
Roll Call Grades Due                                          By NOON--Thursday, March 6
Spring Vacation                                               5 PM, Friday, March 7 thru
                                                               8 AM, Monday, March 17
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
  With a "W" grade                                            Thursday, March 20
Course Request Period for the                                 Monday, March 24 thru
  Fall 2014 Semester                                             Wednesday, March 26
Classes End                                                   Friday, May 2
Reading Period Day                                            May 3, 4, 7, 10, 11
Final Exam Days                                               May 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13
Senior Grades Due                                             By NOON--Wednesday, May 14
Baccalaureate                                                 Saturday, May 17
Commencement                                                  Sunday, May 18
All Other Grades Due                                          By NOON--Wednesday, May 21




V. APSC reports its approval on September 27, 2010 of the Academic
   Calendars for 2014-15 and 2015-16:

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                                              Dickinson College
                                     2014-2015 ACADEMIC CALENDAR



Fall 2014 Semester
New student orientation begins                                Wednesday, August 27
Classes Begin                                                 Monday, September 1
Last Day to Add/Drop or
Change to/from Pass/Fail                                      Friday, September 5
Last Day to Change in Level for
  Language Courses                                            Friday, September 26
Mid-Term Pause                                                5 PM Friday, October 17 thru
                                                                8 AM, Wednesday, October 22
Roll Call Grades Due                                          By NOON--Wednesday, October 22
Course Request Period for the                                 Monday, November 3 thru
 Spring 2015 Semester                                           Wednesday, November 5
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
  With a "W" grade                                            Wednesday, November 5
Thanksgiving Vacation                                         5 PM, Tuesday, November 25 thru
                                                                8 AM, Monday, December 1
Classes End                                                   Friday, December 12
Reading Period Day                                            December 13,14
Final Exam Days                                               December 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
All Grades Due                                                By NOON--Tuesday, January 6




Spring 2015 Semester
New Student Orientation                                       Sunday, January 18
Classes Begin                                                 Monday, January 19
Last Day to Add/Drop or
 Change to/from Pass/Fail                                     Friday, January 23
Last Day to Change in Level for
 Language Courses                                             Friday, February 13
Roll Call Grades Due                                          By NOON--Thursday, March 5
Spring Vacation                                               5 PM, Friday, March 6 thru
                                                               8 AM, Monday, March 16
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
  With a "W" grade                                            Thursday, March 19
Course Request Period for the                                 Monday, March 23 thru
  Fall 2015 Semester                                             Wednesday, March 25
Classes End                                                   Friday, May 1
Reading Period Day                                            May 2, 3, 6, 9, 10
Final Exam Days                                               May 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12
Senior Grades Due                                             By NOON--Wednesday, May 13
Baccalaureate                                                 Saturday, May 16
Commencement                                                  Sunday, May 17
All Other Grades Due                                          By NOON--Wednesday, May 20




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                                              Dickinson College
                                     2015-2016 ACADEMIC CALENDAR



Fall 2015 Semester
New student orientation begins                                Wednesday, August 26
Classes Begin                                                 Monday, August 31
Last Day to Add/Drop or
Change to/from Pass/Fail                                      Friday, September 4
Last Day to Change in Level for
  Language Courses                                            Friday, September 25
Mid-Term Pause                                                5 PM Friday, October 16 thru
                                                                8 AM, Wednesday, October 21
Roll Call Grades Due                                          By NOON--Wednesday, October 21
Course Request Period for the                                 Monday, November 2 thru
 Spring 2016 Semester                                           Wednesday, November 4
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
  With a "W" grade                                            Wednesday, November 4
Thanksgiving Vacation                                         5 PM, Tuesday, November 24 thru
                                                                8 AM, Monday, November 30
Classes End                                                   Friday, December 11
Reading Period Day                                            December 12, 13
Final Exam Days                                               December 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
All Grades Due                                                By NOON--Tuesday, January 5




Spring 2016 Semester
New Student Orientation                                       Sunday, January 24
Classes Begin                                                 Monday, January 25
Last Day to Add/Drop or
 Change to/from Pass/Fail                                     Friday, January 29
Last Day to Change in Level for
 Language Courses                                             Friday, February 19
Roll Call Grades Due                                          By NOON--Thursday, March 10
Spring Vacation                                               5 PM, Friday, March 11 thru
                                                               8 AM, Monday, March 21
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
  With a "W" grade                                            Thursday, March 24
Course Request Period for the                                 Monday, March 28 thru
  Fall 2016 Semester                                             Wednesday, March 30
Classes End                                                   Friday, May 6
Reading Period Day                                            May 7, 8, 11, 14, 15
Final Exam Days                                               May 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17
Senior Grades Due                                             By NOON--Wednesday, May 18
Baccalaureate                                                 Saturday, May 21
Commencement                                                  Sunday, May 22
All Other Grades Due                                          By NOON--Wednesday, May 25




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