Academic Calendar 2007–2009


Fall Semester 2007
August 26, Su Last day to cancel registration with a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
August 27, M Instruction begins.
September 3, M Labor Day holiday. No classes.
September 7, F Last day to complete late registration; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record via Student Self-Service.
September 23, Su CampusCare deadline to submit waiver forms.
October 5 , F Last day for undergraduate students to use optional late drop in college office and receive grade of W on academic record.
November 22–23, Th–F          Thanksgiving holiday. No classes.
December 7, F Instruction ends.
December 10–14, M–F Final examinations.
December 15, Sa Semester ends.
   
Spring Semester 2008
January 13, Su Last day to cancel registration with a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
January 14, M Instruction begins.
January 21, M Martin Luther King, Jr., Day holiday. No classes.
January 25, F Last day to complete late registration; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record via Student Self-Service.
February 10, Su CampusCare deadline to submit waiver forms.
February 22, F Last day for undergraduate students to use optional late drop in college office and receive grade of W on academic record.
March 24–28, M–F Spring vacation. No classes.
May 2, F Instruction ends.
May 5–9, M–F Final examinations.
May 10, Sa Semester ends.
   
Summer Session 2008 Please note: For Summer 2008, UIC is adding a new 4-week session and moving the start of the regular 8-week session to the middle of June. The Academic Calendar below has been updated with all relevant dates for Summer Session 2008. Summer 2008 registration policies and procedures are available online http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/registration/policies_procedures.html.
4-Week Session  
May 19, M Instruction begins.
May 19, M Last day to cancel registration for the 4-Week Session only with a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
May 21, W Last day to complete late registration for the 4-Week Session; last day to drop or add a course(s) online or make section changes for 4-Week Session; last day to drop individual courses via Student Self-Service without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record for the 4-Week Session.
May 26, M Memorial Day holiday. No classes.
June 4, W Last day for undergraduate students to use optional late drop with college approval and receive grade of W on academic record.
June 10, Tu CampusCare deadline to submit waiver forms.
June 12, Th Instruction ends for 4-Week Session.
June 13, F Final examinations for 4-Week Session. 4-Week Session ends.
   
8-Week Session  
June 10, Tu CampusCare deadline to submit waiver forms.
June 16, M Instruction begins.
June 16, M Last day to cancel registration for the 8-Week Session with a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
June 20 , F Last day to complete late registration for the 8-Week Session; last day to drop or add a course(s) online or make section changes for 8-Week Session; last day to drop individual courses via Student Self-Service without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record for the 8-Week Session.
July 4, F Independence Day holiday. No classes.
July 18, F Last day for undergraduate students to use optional late drop with college approval and receive grade of W on academic record.
August 6, W Instruction ends.
August 7–8, Th–F Final examinations for 8-Week Session.
August 8, F 8-Week Session ends.
   
Fall Semester 2008
August 24, Su Last day to cancel registration with a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
August 25, M Instruction begins.
September 1, M Labor Day holiday. No classes.
September 5, F

Last day to complete late registration; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record via Student Self-Service.

September 5, F Evening program makeup classes for Labor Day Holiday.
September 21, Su CampusCare deadline to submit waiver forms.
October 3, F Last day for undergraduate students to use optional late drop in college office and receive grade of W on academic record.
November 21, F Evening program makeup classes for Thanksgiving holiday.
November 27–28, Th–F  Thanksgiving holiday. No classes.
December 5, F Instruction ends.
December 8–12, M–F  Final examinations.
December 13, Sa Semester ends.
   
Spring Semester 2009
January 12, M Instruction begins
January 12, M Last day to cancel registration with a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
January 19, M Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. No classes.
January 23, F Last day to complete late registration; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record via Student Self-Service.
February 8, Su CampusCare deadline to submit waiver forms.
February 20, F Last day for undergraduate students to use optional late drop in college office and receive grade of W on academic record.
March 23–27, M–F  Spring vacation. No classes.
May 1, F Instruction ends.
May 4–8, M–F   Final examinations.
May 9, Sa Semester ends.
   
Summer Session 2009  
4-Week Session  
May 18, M Instruction begins.
May 18, M Last day to cancel registration for the 4-Week Session only with a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
May 20, W Last day to complete late registration for the 4-Week Session; last day to drop or add a course(s) online or make section changes for 4-Week Session; last day to drop individual courses via Student Self-Service without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record for the 4-Week Session.
May 25, M Memorial Day holiday. No classes.
June 1, M CampusCare deadline to submit waiver forms.
June 3, W Last day for undergraduate students to use optional late drop with college approval and receive grade of W on academic record.
June 11, Th Instruction ends for 4-Week Session.
June 12, F Final examinations for 4-Week Session. 4-Week Session ends.
   
8-Week Session  
June 1, M CampusCare deadline to submit waiver forms.
June 15, M Instruction begins.
June 15, M Last day to cancel registration for the 8-Week Session with a 100% refund of tuition and fees.
June 19 , F Last day to complete late registration for the 8-Week Session; last day to drop or add a course(s) online or make section changes for 8-Week Session; last day to drop individual courses via Student Self-Service without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record for the 8-Week Session.
July 3, F Independence Day holiday. No classes.
July 17, F Last day for undergraduate students to use optional late drop with college approval and receive grade of W on academic record.
August 5, W Instruction ends.
August 6–7, Th–F Final examinations for 8-Week Session.
August 7, F 8-Week Session ends.
   

Undergraduate Catalog. This publication is a record of the 2007–2009 academic years. It is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. The information was current at the time of publication. Faculty assignments, University and college policies, and programs listed are subject to change, and individual departments and units should be consulted for further information. Courses listed in this publication are subject to revision without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered each term or each year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding regularity of course offerings. For the catalog on the Web, see http://www.uic.edu/ucat/catalog/.

Volume 38, June 1, 2007

Office of Academic and Enrollment Services (MC 103)
University of Illinois at Chicago
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7127

Nondiscrimination Statement. The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.

The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. The nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the University programs and activities.

University complaint and grievance procedures provide employees and students with the means for the resolution of complaints that allege a violation of this Statement. Members of the public should direct their inquiries or complaints to the appropriate equal opportunity office.

Policy Council
Revised May 31, 2005

Chancellor’s Statement of Commitment to Persons with Disabilities. Guided by the belief that people with disabilities are assets to the University, UIC is committed to full inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of University life. We seek to provide an academic, social, and physical environment that makes disabled people integral to the diversity of perspectives that is vital to an academic community.

UIC supports the principles of universally accessible design, alternative communication formats, and the expression of disability community and pride. At all levels of the University, UIC promotes equal opportunity, fair treatment, and the elimination of barriers for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Office for Access and Equity. For additional information or assistance with the equal opportunity, affirmative action, and harassment policies and procedures of the University of Illinois at Chicago, please contact:
Office for Access and Equity (MC 602)
Title IX, ADA, and 504 Coordinator
809 South Marshfield Avenue, Room 717
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7207
http://www.uic.edu/depts/oae
(312) 996-8670

Public Formal Grievance Procedures
University of Illinois at Chicago

I. Introduction
These procedures have been implemented to address complaints of discrimination on the basis of age and/or disability in any activity, policy, rule, standard, or method of administration that is related to the operation of University’s programs.

II. Eligibility
These procedures may be used by any member of the public who alleges age (Under the Age Discrimination Act) or disability (Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act) discrimination on the basis of class. However, anyone who wishes to challenge a decision made about them by an agent of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the course of their employment or enrollment at UIC must utilize the UIC Academic Grievance Procedures.

III. Definitions

A.

Grievance: A written statement submitted by a Grievant identifying the activity, policy, rule, standard, or method of administration he/she claims to be discriminatory on the basis of age and/or disability and explaining the manner in which that activity, policy, rule, standard or method of administration discriminates. All Grievances must be signed by the Grievant and must outline the Grievant’s allegations in as much detail as possible.

B. Grievant: Any member of the public who submits a Grievance.
C.

Grievance Officer: The assigned investigator of the UIC Office for Access and Equity can be contacted at the address below:
Office for Access and Equity (MC 602)
809 South Marshfield Avenue, Room 718
Chicago, IL 60612-7207
(312) 996-8670 Fax (312) 413-0055
http://www.uic.edu/depts/oae

D. Appeals Officer: The Associate Chancellor for Access and Equity or his/her designee..
E. Days: Any reference to “days” herein shall refer to business days (excluding weekends and federal holidays).
F. Record: The complete record of a Grievance will consist of the original Grievance and any supporting information or documentation submitted with that Grievance, the Grievance Officer’s findings, the Appeal (if any) and any additional information or documentation submitted with the Appeal, the Appeal Officer’s findings, and any communications and notices relative to the Grievance. The Record will be maintained for at least five (5) years following the final decision.

IV. Grievance Process
Filing of the Grievance: The Grievant must file his/her Grievance with the Grievance Officer no later than ten (10) days after he/she becomes aware of the offending activity, policy, standard or method of administration.

Investigation: The Grievance Officer shall conduct an appropriate investigation of the issues raised in the Grievance. The Grievant shall be given an opportunity to submit any relevant evidence he/she may have to support the Grievance. Within fourteen days (14) of submission of the Grievance, the Grievance Officer shall issue his/her findings. In the event the Grievance Officer finds evidence of discrimination in the activity, policy, standard or method of administration, he/she shall make recommendations for change(s) and shall coordinate the efforts for change(s) with the department/unit/college whose activity, policy, standard or method of administration is at issue. Furthermore, in the event that the individual was adversely affected by a decision made pursuant to a discriminatory process, policy, activity, standard or method of administration, the individual will be given the opportunity for the decision to be reconsidered according to the revised process, policy, etc. In those cases where the Grievance Officer finds no evidence of discrimination, he/she shall send written notice of that finding to the Grievant within that 14-day time period. Said notice shall inform the Grievant of his/her right to appeal the finding to the Appeals Officer within five (5) days of receipt of the notice.

Appeal: An appeal of the Grievance Officer’s findings must be in writing and must state the basis for the appeal, providing any additional evidence or information that may support the Grievant’s claim of discrimination. The Appeals Officer shall review the Grievance Officer’s record and any information/evidence submitted with the Appeal and shall issue findings within ten (10) days of receipt of the appeal. In the event the Appeals Officer finds evidence of discrimination in the activity, policy, standard or method of administration, he/she shall make recommendations for changes. In those cases where the Appeals Officer finds no evidence of discrimination, he/she shall send written notice of that finding to the Grievant within that 10-day time period. There shall be no further levels of review or appeal beyond the Appeals Officer.

Deviation from the Process: Upon proof of extenuating circumstances, the Chancellor and only the Chancellor may approve a deviation from these procedures (e.g., extension of a deadline).

Effective date of policy is September 1, 2005.