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Academic calendar for next school year approved

After discussions for nearly a year, the calendar for the 2012 – 2013 academic year has been approved. The calendar was approved during the Jan. 25 Faculty Senate meeting and includes the first Drake January-Term.  The January-Term, also know as J-Term, will allow students the opportunity to take the equivalent of a semester of a class in a mere three weeks.  A variety of classes will be offered as well as opportunities to study abroad. The January-Term TaskForce developed several ideas regarding the new addition to the calendar.  The TaskForce compiled a report that includes specifics regarding J-Term which can be acquired by speaking with Interim Provost Sue Wright.

January Term Progress Report highlights

  • 45 experiences have been proposed.
  • 40 of the 45 experiences have been approved by appropriate curricular bodies.
  • Nine experiences are study seminars involving travel for all or part of the term.
  • 36 are on-campus experiences (some include off-campus activities in the Des Moines area).


January-Term Fair — Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4 – 7 p.m. — Upper Olmsted

2012 – 2013, Academic Calendar

Summer Term: May 14 – August 26    (75 Days)

Fall Term: August 27 – December 14  (73 Days)

Fall Break: October 15 – 16, 2012

Winter Break: December 15 – January 6  (15 Days)

January Term: January 7 – January 25   (15 Days)

Spring Term: January 28 – May 17  (74 Days)

Spring Break: March 18 – 22, 2013

*Note: a separate calendar will be established for the Law School

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