Department of Physics and Astronomy 2015-2016 Calendar

The department faculty meetings scheduled are the times at which we will certainly meet. It is possible that additional meetings will become necessary. In so far as possible, please keep the Friday 2:15-3:30 timeslot open in case an additional meeting is required.
Fall Semester
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August
Friday 21 Faculty-Staff Picnic 5:00 - 8:00PM, Festival Center, Inside lower level and rear lawn.
Friday   28 Opening University faculty meeting Opening meetings for University 9:00-10:30 AM Festival Ballroom
      Opening College faculty meeting Opening meetings for College 11:00 AM room 1007, Bioscience Bldg.
Lunch served from 11:30-1:00
      Opening Department faculty meeting Opening meetings for Department.
2:00 in P&C 221. Photo will be made.
Monday   31 1st day of classes
September
Tuesday   1 Nomination for T&P The PAC or Head may nominate a faculty member for T&P by this date
Friday   4 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
      Syllabi due Syllabi for all sections of all Fall Semester classes must be uploaded to the Scheduling software
Saturday   5 Mid-year thesis report Seniors must submit a mid-year thesis report by this date
      Home Football Game Morehead State
Friday   11 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   12 Home Football Game Lehigh
Sunday   13 Fall Picnic start: 1:00 PM
Monday   14 Rosh Hashanah Begins
Tuesday   15 Rosh Hashanah Ends
      Recommended T&P reviewer list T&P candidates should get this list of recommended reviewers to the Head by this date.
      T&P reviewers Candidates provide a list of potential external
reviewers and a pdf draft of their dossier to the Head and PAC.
      T&P reviewers Department head contacts potential external reviewers during
the next two weeks to determine who is willing and able.
Friday   18 University census date Official student count generated
Saturday   19 Home Football Game Albany
Monday   21 PAC evaluations to Head Ten days before the final evaluations are due to the faculty, the PAC should get its report to the Head
Wednesday   23 Yom Kipper Begins at sundown on the evening before
Friday   25 December graduation deadline Last day to submit an application for a Masters, Ed.S. or Doctoral degree if graduation requirements are to be met in December 2014.
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
October
Thursday   1 Annual Evaluation Written evaluation to the faculty by this date
      Application for T&P Faculty in the penultimate year of the probationary period must apply for tenure and submit an application to the Head and PAC
      T&P reviewers Department head provides external reviewers with candidate's dossier
Friday   2 Spring teaching schedule To Hope Thompson
      Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   3 Family Weekend Stony Brook
Friday   9 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Thursday   15 Degree Application Degree application for May graduation to advisor
      T&P reviewers All external reviewer letter are in-hand
Friday   16 1st block Ends
Monday   19 2nd block Begins
Tuesday   20 Honors Thesis Proposal Juniors submit proposal to department
Wednesday   21 NCUR/CAA Abstract deadline JMU's internal deadline is 12:00 noon. Meetings are in March and April
Thursday   22 Mid-semester grades Due by 5:00 PM
Friday   23 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   24 Homecoming Richmond
Tuesday   27 1st block grades Due by 5:00 PM
Thursday   29 Madison Scholar Presentation 4:30-6:00: Bioscience 1007
Friday   30 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
November
Sunday   1 Nomination/Application deadlines Madison Scholar, Distinguished Service Award, Distinguished Teaching Award, Educational Leave
Wednesday   4 Spring registration begins
Friday   6 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Tuesday   10 Honors Thesis Proposal Thesis proposal to the Honors College
Sunday   15 Degree Application Signed application to the registrar
      T&P recommendations From Head and PAC to the Dean
Thursday   19 Internal open house Phys 105 students visit with upperclassmen and faculty in department research laboratories.
Friday   20 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   21 Home football Game Villanova
Monday   23 Thanksgiving Break Begins
Friday   27 Thanksgiving Break Ends
Monday   30 Removal of "I" Grade Forms
December
Tuesday   1 Objectives & Initiatives Update Plan. database, budget init. submitted.
Friday   4 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Monday   7 Hanukkah Begins
Friday   11 Last day of classes
      Department Holiday Party 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   12 Commencement
Monday   14 Hanukkah Ends
Tuesday   15 T&P file to the PVPAA From Dean to P/VPAA.
Friday   18 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116 This meeting will be only held if necessary for faculty search business.
Saturday   19 December Graduation 10:00 AM Convo Center
Monday   21 Semester and 2st block grades Due by 3:00 PM

 

 

Spring Semester
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January
Monday   11 1st day of classes
Friday   15 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
      Syllabi due Syllabi for all sections of all Spring Semester classes must be uploaded to the Scheduling software
Monday   18 Martin Luther King Day No classes
Friday   22 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Thursday   28 Initial Evaluation There is an initial evaluation of new faculty by the 3th week of second full semester.
Friday   29 University census date Official student count generated
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   30 Saturday Morning Physics #1
February
Monday   1 T&P notification Official notification of T&P from PVPAA to faculty, PAC and Head
      Initial draft of honors thesis Seniors must have the initial draft of their thesis to their advisor.
Saturday   6 Saturday Morning Physics #2
Tuesday   9 Assessment day No classes 8 AM - 4 PM
Friday   12 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116 - Honors, scholarships and Sigma Pi Sigma inductees to be determined by this date
Saturday   13 Saturday Morning Physics #3
Monday   15 President's day Classes as normal
Friday   19 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   20 Saturday Morning Physics #4
Friday   26 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   27 Saturday Morning Physics #5
March
Tuesday   1 3rd block End
      Appeal of T&P decision Written appeals to Faculty Appeals Committee
Friday   4 Spring Symposium abstracts due Students should submit thier abstracts for the spring symposium by this date.
Saturday   5 Saturday Morning Physics #6
Monday   7 Spring Break Begin. Counting weekends, we get March 8-16
Friday   11 Spring Break End
Monday   14 4th block Begin
      APS March Meeting Begins - Baltimore, MD
Friday   18 James Madison Day
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
      APS March Meeting Ends
Saturday   19 Spring Symposium The department symposium will be held in the Ntelos room, 9:00 AM.
Symposium winners will be determined on following Monday.
Monday   21 Summer school registration
Friday   25 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Sunday   27 Easter Catholic and Protestant Easter
April
Friday   1 Honors theses due Final draft to the department. Department will determine recommendations for thesis awards.
      Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Wednesday   6 Fall Registration
      Department Honor's Banquet 5:00- 7:00 PM in Festival Ballroom B
Thursday   7 NCUR 2015 Begins UNC, Asheville
More Information
Saturday   9 NCUR 2015 Ends UNC, Asheville
Sunday   10 Honors thesis Thesis forwarded to Honors College
Friday   15 Faculty meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
      Self-study The completed self-study is due.
Saturday   16 APS April Meeting Begins - Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday   17 Spring Picnic Saturday Afternoon, Noon
Tuesday   19 APS April Meeting Ends
Friday   22 Executive Committee Meeting 2:15, P&C 2116
Saturday   23 Passover Begins
Thursday   28 Last day of classes Last day to remove an incomplete from Fall 2010.
Saturday   30 Passover Ends
May
Sunday   1 Easter Orthodox Easter
Thursday   5 Graduation ceremonies Begin
Saturday   7 Graduation ceremonies End
Wednesday   11 Department Retreat Retreat location is the Montpelier Room in E-Hall
Sunday   15 Annual Activites Report &
Anticipated Activities Report
Firm deadline. Can't start writing the Department Annual Report until all these are in hand. Forms located here.
Monday   16 1st session, summer school Begin
Wednesday   18 Syllabi due Syllabi for all sections of all Summer-I classes must be uploaded to the Scheduling software
Monday   30 Memorial Day No classes
June
Tuesday   7 Department Annual Report To the Dean
Friday   10 1st session, summer school End
Monday   13 2nd session, summer school Begin
Wednesday   15 Syllabi due Syllabi for all sections of all Summer-II classes must be uploaded to the Scheduling software
Friday   17 Infrared Radiation, Thermoelectricity and Chaos Montpelier Room
July
Monday   4 Independence Day holiday No classes
      Independence Day holiday No classes
Friday   8 2nd session, summer school End

Monday August 3, 2015