DU Chair Handbook

Annual Calendar

Please consult with your individual unit for more specific calendars, specifically regarding hiring, tenure and promotion. around tenure and promotion and around hiring.

Fall Quarter

  • Late Summer/Early Fall Quarter
    • Tenure & Promotion Review Process Begins
    • Budget Meetings
    • Staff Annual Performance Reviews
  • Early Fall Quarter: Faculty Annual Reviews
  • Fall Quarter
    • Third-Year Review for of pre-tenure and teaching assistant professors, in some schools
    • Graduate Program recruiting
  • Early October: Sabbatical applications due
  • Mid-Quarter
    • Registration for the next quarter
    • Graduation Checks
  • Late Fall: Summer Course Schedules due

Winter Quarter

  • Early Winter Quarter: T&P packets due to deans
  • Jan/Feb
    • Following Year Fall (and maybe full year) course schedule due
    • Graduate Program Admissions
  • Study Abroad recommendations and other checks
  • Mid-Quarter
    • Courseleaf opens for Bulletin editing
    • Nominations for faculty awards due
    • Registration for the next quarter
    • Graduation Checks
  • Late Quarter
    • Activity Insight updates due
    • Review budget status / plan for following year
  • Final course schedule for the following year due

Spring Quarter

  • Early Spring Quarter: Prospective/Admitted Undergraduate and Graduate Student campus Visits
  • Mid-Quarter
    • Registration for the next quarter
    • Deadlines for BA/MA/PhD thesis defenses
    • Graduation Checks
  • May: Undergraduate / Graduate Research Symposium
  • Various end-of-year events – can be time consuming!
  • Late Quarter: fiscal year-end close
  • Undergraduate / Graduate Commencement
  • End of Quarter: Departmental / Program Assessment Report