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ASU revises academic calendar

February 03, 2011

To provide greater flexibility for faculty and students, ASU will implement several semester changes to the academic calendar beginning with the Spring 2012 semester.

The revisions – having no impact on the current semester or the Fall 2011 semester – include the implementation of  two 7.5-week sessions per fall and spring semester (referred to as sessions A and B) in addition to the usual 15-week semester schedule (referred to as session C); a short fall break for all sessions; and two six-week summer sessions (session A and session B) in addition to an eight-week session (session C). Winter session will no longer be offered.

Greater flexibility and opportunities for faculty and students are key drivers of the change.

"For example, a faculty member who normally teaches a 2/2 load during the academic year, could fulfill annual instructional responsibilities by teaching in the fall A session and the spring B session," state university leaders on an ASU site that informs students and faculty of the revisions.

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