1. Calendar Committee
Each fall the vice president for academic affairs shall appoint a committee, chaired by registrar and consisting of volunteers from the faculty, students and administration, to work on a calendar for the academic year that begins two years later. That committee shall explore the various options for the calendar and shall present those options to the Kesher Committee, which shall decide how to solicit input from faculty, staff and students. The Kesher Committee shall then report back to the Calendar Committee, which shall then propose a calendar for approval by the faculty no later than its January meeting, so that the calendar can be approved 18 months in advance.
2. Calendar Structure
The calendar shall provide for a minimum of 11 class meetings followed by a reading and exam period (in the fall and spring). The calendar shall also provide a three-week January intensive term, a three-week June intensive term, and at least two weeks for single- or multi-day workshops.
3. Martin Luther King Day
If classes are in session on Martin Luther King Jr.’s actual birthday (January 15) or if not then but on the national holiday called MLK Day, then the RRC will have a program on that day. This may be during lunch, at 3:15 p.m., by taking 10 minutes off each class, or at other times.
If RRC classes are not in session during the above times, then a program as early as possible in the spring semester shall be dedicated to African American history and culture, anti-racism and/or African American/Jewish American dialogue.