Academic Calendar 2012–2013

Fall Semester 2012
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a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses via Student Self-Service without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to submit Withdraw from Term request via Student Self-Service and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
September 12, W Deadline to submit CampusCare waiver forms.
November 2, 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.
   
Spring Semester 2013
January 14, M Instruction begins.
January 21, M Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. 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a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual courses via Student Self-Service without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to submit Withdraw from Term request via Student Self-Service and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
March 22, F Last day for undergraduate students to use optional late drop in college office and receive grade of W on academic record.
March 25–29, M–F Spring vacation. No classes.
May 3, F Instruction ends.
May 6–10, M–F Final examinations.
   
Summer Session 2013  
Summer Session 1 (4-Week Session)
May 20, M Instruction begins.
May 22, W Last day to complete late registration for Summer Session 1; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual Summer Session 1 courses via Student Self-Service without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to submit Withdraw from Term request via Student Self-Service and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees.
May 27, M Memorial Day holiday. No classes
June 5, W Last day for undergraduate students to use optional late drop for a Summer Session 1 course in college office and receive grade of W on academic record.
June 13, Th Instruction ends for Summer Session 1.
June 14, F Final examinations for Summer Session 1.
Summer Session 2 (8-Week Session)
June 17, M Instruction begins.
June 21, F Last day to complete late registration for Summer Session 2; last day to add a course(s) or make section changes; last day to drop individual Summer Session 2 courses via Student Self-Service without receiving W (Withdrawn) grade on academic record. Last day to submit Withdraw from Term request via Student Self-Service and receive 100% cancellation of tuition and fees if registered only for Summer Session 2.
July 4, Th Independence Day holiday. No classes.
July 19, F Last day for undergraduate students to use optional late drop for a Summer Session 2 course in college office and receive grade of W on academic record.
August 7, W Instruction ends for Summer Session 2.
August 8–9, Th–F Final examinations for Summer Session 2.
   

Undergraduate Catalog. This publication is a record of the 2009–2011 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 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. The catalog is on the Web, see http://www.uic.edu/ucat/catalog/.

Volume 42, June 1, 2012

Office of Academic and Enrollment Services (MC 103)
University of Illinois at Chicago
601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7128

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, religion, sex, 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
Title IX, ADA, and 504 Coordinator
717 Marshfield Building (MC 602)
809 South Marshfield Avenue
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.