Schedule of Events 2015-2016
An online submission form for our graduates: Graduate Survey Form
August 8 Per Course Orientation, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, PSU Ballroom
August 10-11 New Faculty Orientation, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
August 12 29th Showcase on Teaching & Learning, 8:00-1:00
August 13 All-Faculty Luncheon, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, PSU Ballroom
August 14 CHPA Family Picnic – Phelps Grove Pavilion, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
August 16 New Student Convocation, JQH Arena, 2:00 pm
August 17 Fall 2014 Classes Begin
August 19 CHPA All-College Meeting, STRO 003, 3:30 pm
August 28 Department Heads deadline to send materials to External Reviewers
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 -- October 15; http://www.hispanicheritagemonth.org/)
Annual Evaluation Calendar (http://www.missouristate.edu/assets/Provost/FacultyEvaluationCalendar.pdf)
Academic Calendar (http://calendar.missouristate.edu/academic.aspx)
September 7 Labor Day Holiday
September 8 CHPA Research Forum: Michael Suttmoeller (CRM), “Far Right Groups and Violence against the Police,” 3:30 pm in STRO 201.
Sept 11-13 Family Weekend
Sept 11-13 Ozark Celebration Festival
Sept 11-13 20th Annual Japanese Festival, Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at National Green Park
Sept 13-15 Rosh Hashanah
Sept 14-18 Public Affairs Week
September 14 Census Date: turn in PAFs for faculty teaching on-line classes
September 15 Deadline for submission of International Travel Fund requests to Graduate School: http://graduate.missouristate.edu/facultystaff/internationaltravel.htm
September 17 Civic Engagement Conference, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm in PSU Ballroom
September 21 Alice Bartee Speaker Series, MO Supreme Court Justice Laura Denvir Stith, Kentwood Hall, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
September 28 Faculty submit Tenure and/or Promotion dossier to Department Heads and
External Reviews due to Department Heads for inclusion in the dossier
September 28 Religious Studies presents Michael Ward, speaking on "C.S. Lewis, Narnia, and Medieval Cosmology," at 7:00 pm in PSU Theater.
September 29 Department Heads submit Promotion dossiers to Department Committee
September 29 Majors Fair - PSU Ballroom
September 29 Constitution Day Lecture, with the assistance of a Miller Center grant, presents Steve Wirls, Associate Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College,
"Character and Constitution in Thomas Jefferson's Thought," at 4:00 PM, Meyer Library Auditorium 101
September 30 Bears in the Know Luncheon featuring David Mitchell (ECO) at 11:30 am in Meyer Alumni Center
September 30 Digital Measures workshop at 3:30 pm in STRO 306
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 -- October 15)
October 1 State of the University Address by President Clif Smart at 12:15 in the PSU Theater
October 1 Digital Measures Workshop at 3:30 pm in STRO 306
October 4-7 Higher Learning Commission site visit
October 12-17 Homecoming Week
October 12 Deadline for Faculty to submit proposal for 2015 Fall Faculty Research Grants -
October 12 CHPA Scholarship Banquet, Kentwood Hall Crystal Room, 6:00-7:30 pm
October 12 Fall 2015 mid-term Grades due by 2:00 pm
October 13 CHPA Research Forum: Vadim Putzu (REL) speaks on "Tasting Heaven: Wine and the Afterworld in Some Classic Jewish Texts," at 3:30 in STRO 201.
October 16 Deadline for applications: Study Away Exploratory Travel Funds (http://international.missouristate.edu/assets/studyaway/Exploratory_Travel_Fund.pdf)
October 19 Department Committee submits Promotion recommendations (with rationale) to Heads
Faculty applicants receive committee reports and must review, sign, and return to
Department within three business days (Oct. 19-21, 2015)
October 19 Summer and Fall 2016 Intersession Course Proposals due to Department Heads
October 20 Public Affairs Convocation, featuring Wes Moore, JQH Arena, 7:00 pm
October 30 The Strong Chair for Middle East Studies presents Dr. Rex Brynen (McGill U.), who will speak on "Beyond the Arab Spring,"
at 5:00-7:00 pm in KARLS 101.
October 30 Summer and Fall 2016 Intersession Course Proposals due to Dean
October 30 Deadline for submission of summer 2016 Faculty Fellowships --
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
November 2 Summer and Fall 2015 Draft Course Schedule due to Dean
November 2 Deadline for faculty to submit sabbatical application to Dean
November 2 Deadline for faculty who have either taken a full year sabbatical or a one semester in
spring 2015 to submit their sabbatical report to Provost with copy to the Dean
November 3 SOC/ANT presents Dr. Bill Meadows, who will speak on his new book on Native American
Sign Language at 7:00 pm in STRO 301.
November 5 CHPA Research Forum presents Dr. Ethan Amidon (CRM) speaking on "Politics and the Dead Penalty,
1930-2012," at 3:30 pm in STRO 201.
November 5 Religious Studies presents Dr. Geraldo Marti (Davidson College), speaking on "Killing the
Saints to Save Jesus," at 7:00 pm in GLA 102.
November 9 Department Heads complete their assessments and submit recommendations on
Promotion and Tenure (with rationale) to applicants - Faculty applicants have three
business days to review, respond, sign and return to the Department (Nov. 9-11, 2015)
November 11 Department Heads submit Promotion dossiers to Dean
November 16 Religious Studies presents Dr. Randall Stephens (Northumbria-Newcastle) speaking on
"Early Rock & Rock and Pentecostalism," at 7:00 pm in LIB 101.
Nov 21-29 Fall Break and Thanksgiving Holiday
December 4 All Teaching Evaluations due to Dean’s Office
Dec 5-10 Fall 2015 Final Exam Period
December 9 Deans submit Promotion recommendations (with rationale) to applicants.
Applicants have 3 days to review, respond, sign and return to Dean (Dec. 9-11, 2015)
December 11 Fall 2015 Commencement
December 11 PSIP applications due in the Dean's Office (http://www.missouristate.edu/provost/psip.htm)
December 14 Fall 2015 Grades due by 2:00 pm
December 14 Deans send Tenure and/or Promotion Organizational Binders to the Office of the
Provost with recommendations
January 4-8 Winter 2016 Intersession Period
January 11 Spring 2016 Classes Begin
January 18 Martin Luther King Holiday
January 19 Winter 2015 Intersession Grades due by 2:00 pm
January 25 CHPA Research Forum: Dr. Subhasree Basu Roy (ECO) will speak on "Effect of Retirement on Health Outcomes of Older Americans," at 12:00 pm in STRO 201.
January 29 ADPs due to Human Resources (copy to the Dean)
African American Heritage Month
February 3 Ozark Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society presents Dr. Lamont Dobson (HST) speaking on "Going Public: Archaeology, Access, and Preservation,"
at 7:00 pm at the Center for Archaeological Research, 622 S. Kimbrough.
February 5 Deadline for submission of Faculty Research Grants (http://graduate.missouristate.edu/facultystaff/FacultyResearchGrants.htm)
February 8 Faculty submit Annual Evaluation dossiers to Dept Heads (Digital Measures accounts
must be updated by this date)
February 8 Dept Heads give Probationary Faculty evaluation dossiers to Dept committee
February 9 Census Date: turn in PAFs for faculty teaching on-line classes
February 10 CHPA Research Forum: Dr. Samantha Mosier (PLS) will present on "Creating Organic: The Role and Impact of U.S. States in
Developing Organic Standards," at 3:30 pm in STRO 200.
February 12 Deadline for Deans to notify Provost of non-renewal of contract faculty in 1st year
February 15 Presidents’ Day Holiday
Women's History Month: List of events at http://news.missouristate.edu/2016/02/24/campus-community-celebrate-womens-history-month/
March 1 Deadline for departments to build their basic schedule of course offerings for summer
and fall 2015
March1 Deadline for Provost to give notice of non-renewal of contract for faculty in first
academic year of service (see section 3.11, Notice of Non-Reappointment of Tenure-
Track Faculty during the Probationary Period, in the Faculty Handbook
March 7-13 Spring Break
March 11 Provost notifies Applicants of Promotion Decisions
March 11 Deadline for Faculty to submit Equity Adjustment to Department Heads
March 11 Probationary Faculty – Departmental Personnel Committees submit report of annual
review of progress toward tenure and promotion to Department Heads. Faculty
members are given a written record of the departmental evaluation (confirmation of
receipt by signature)
March 14 Second Block classes begin
March 15 Deadline for submission of International Travel Fund requests: http://graduate.missouristate.edu/facultystaff/internationaltravel.htm
March 16 Mid-term spring 2015 Grades must be submitted by 2:00 pm
March 23 CHPA Research Forum: Elizabeth Foreman (PHI) will speak on "Forgiving and Forgetting" at noon in STRO 201.
March 24-27 Spring Holiday
March 28 Department Heads submit Equity Adjustment Requests to Deans with Rationale
March 30 Dr. Pam Sailors (PHI) will speak on "Gender in the '70s," at 5:30 in Temple 2.
March 31 Faculty applicants for Tenure/Promotion begin discussion with Heads on selection of
March 31 Dept Heads prepare and Deans send PAFs for Promotion to Provost’s Office
March 31 Summer and Fall 2016 – Sequenced Registration opens
March 31 Dr. Jamaine Abidogun (HST) will speak on "Culture, Society, Environment and the Rest of Us," at noon in Temple 2.
April 1 Heads will have completed individual meetings with faculty on Annual Review.
Heads submit tenure/promotion progress report on Probationary faculty. For
Probationary Faculty, this report will specify the faculty member’s progress toward
tenure and promotion. At these meetings faculty are given a written record of their
annual evaluation (confirmation of receipt by signature).
April 1 Heads send all annual faculty evaluations to Dean
April 1 Dr. Douglas Owsley, Division Head of Physical Anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, will speak on
"Cannibalism in Jamestown! Forensic Investigation of the 17th-Century Chesapeak," at 7:00 pm in CAR 208.
April 5-8 Public Affairs Conference, "Building Healthy Communities: Body, Mind and Spirit" (http://publicaffairs.missouristate.edu/conference/)
April 6 Religious Studies Club: Dr. Dan Morehead (one of the Public Affairs Conference speakers), will speak on "Prayers, Meditations, and
Brains: The Intimate Connection between Spirituality and Health," at 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Strong Hall 001.
April 8 Deadline for Deans to notify Provost of non-renewal of 3+ year contracts
April 14 Missouri Public Affairs Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
April 15 Deans present equity requests to the Provost for funding discussions
April 22 Last date for Provost to notify faculty of non-renewal of 3+ year contracts
April 29 Deans complete report of annual progress toward tenure & promotion for probationary
faculty and provide a written record of their evaluation
May 2 Deans provide decision on non-reappointment of Instructors
May 2 Deadline: Winter Intersession 2017 proposals
May 4 First Draft of spring 2017 class schedule due to the Dean
May 6 All Teaching Evaluations due to Dean’s Office
May 7-12 Spring 2016 Final Exam Period
May 13 Spring 2016 Commencement - CHPA graduates will march at the 5:00 pm ceremony
May 16 Spring 2015 Final Grades due by 2:00 pm
May 16 Deadline for Personnel Action Forms to be in the Provost Office for Non-Tenure track
faculty renewals for the next Academic Year
May 16 Department Heads submit list of faculty intending to apply for Tenure and/or Promotion
in fall 2016 to Dean
June 1 Departmental Annual Reports due to Dean
June 13 Time & Effort reports due to Financial Services for Faculty and Professional Staff
June 20 Summer 2014 census
June 20 Deadline for submitting Remunerated Outside activities to the Office of the Provost
July 1 Deans provide list of faculty intending to apply for Tenure and/or Promotion in
fall 2016 to the Office of the Provost
July 4 Independence Day Holiday
July 28-29 Final Exam Period
July 29 Summer Commencement
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