Texas Tech University

Office of the Provost

Planning Calendar for 2016-2017

Fall 2017

July 28

  • Last Date for Placing Orders of Textbooks and Other Required Course Materials with the Texas Tech Campus Barnes & Noble Bookstore

August 10-11 (Thur/Fri)

  • Board of Regents meeting

August 12 (Saturday)

  • Commencement:
    • 9:00 am Business Administration, Engineering, Graduate School, Human Sciences, University Programs, Visual & Performing Arts
    • 1:30 pm Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Architecture, Arts & Sciences, Education, Graduate School, Honors College (EVHM and HAL Majors ONLY), Media and Communication

August 23

  • Faculty on duty
  • Teaching Foundations at Texas Tech, hosted by the Teaching Academy and the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, TLPDC, Room 151, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm

August 24

  • New Faculty Orientation, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, United Supermarkets Arena, City Bank Room, 8:00 am-3:00 pm

September 4

  • Official University Holiday: Labor Day

September 15

  • College Summary Reports of Faculty Exit Interviews during Academic Year 2016-2017 Due in Office of the Provost

October 2

  • Faculty Development Leave applications for 2018-19 due to Office of the Provost

October 3

  • Horn Professor Nominations due to Office of the Provost

October 6

  • John M. Burns Conference, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, TLPDC Room 151 – (final agenda TBD)

October 9

  • President's Faculty Book Award submissions due to Office of the Provost (2016 copyright year)
  • Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award nominations due to Office of the Provost
  • Chancellor's Council Distinguished Research Award nominations due to the Office of the Vice President for Research

October 16

  • 2017-18 Consulting and Outside Employment forms due to Office of the Provost

October 20

  • Board of Regents meeting

October 27

  • First Annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, 3:30pm-5:00 pm, McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center

November 1

  • Piper Professor nominations due to Office of the Provost

November 16

  • Tenure Academy, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center, TLPDC Room 151, 1:15 pm-5:00 pm

November 21

  • Faculty nominations (unlimited) due to Office of the Provost:
    • Spencer A. Wells Faculty Award
    • Hemphill-Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award
    • Faculty Distinguished Leadership Award
  • College nominations for the Barnie E. Rushing, Jr. Faculty Distinguished Research Awards due to the Office of the Vice President for Research

November 23-24

  • Official University Holiday: Thanksgiving

November 27

  • Promotion and Tenure dossiers due to Office of the Provost

December 1

  • Recommendations for Emeritus Faculty Appointments due to Office of the Provost (for faculty retired prior to September 1, 2017) OP 10.07

December 14-15

  • Board of Regents meeting

December 15

  • Commencement
    • 3:00pm Arts & Sciences
    • 7:00pm Graduate School

December 16

  • Commencement
    • 9:00 am Business Administration, Media and Communications, University Programs, Visual & Performing Arts, Wind Energy
    • 1:30 pm Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Architecture, Education, Engineering Honors (EVHM and HAL Majors ONLY), Human Sciences
    • 5:00 pm School of Law Hooding Ceremony

December 25-29 

  • Official University Holiday: Winter Break

Spring 2018

January 1 

  • Official University Holiday: New Year's Day

January 9

  • Faculty Retirement Notifications due to Office of the Provost (for retirements anticipated prior to September 1, 2018). OP 70.02

January 15

  • Official University Holiday: Martin Luther King Day

February 5

  • Departmental Excellence in Teaching Award applications due to the Office of the Provost
  • Dean's nominations due to Office of the Provost:
    • President's Academic Achievement Award
    • President's Excellence in Teaching Award
    • Alumni Association New Faculty Award

March 1-2

  • Board of Regents meeting - TTUHSC El Paso hosting

March 2

  • Institutional Effectiveness in Excellence Nominations Due to Office of the Provost
  • Advancing Teaching and Learning Conference, hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center- Overton Hotel (Final Agenda TBD)

March 5

  • President's Excellence in Commercialization Award nominations due to the Office of the Vice President for Research

March 15-16

Official University Holiday: Spring Break

April 18 OR April 25 (final date to be confirmed in January)

  • Faculty Honors Convocation, 3:30pm, SUB, Ballroom

 

April - May

  • Regional Site Graduation Ceremonies
    • Waco – TBA
    • El Paso – TBA
    • Fredericksburg – TBA

May 12

  • 6:00 pm School of Law Hooding Ceremony

May 17-18

  • Board of Regents meeting

May 18

  • Commencement
    • 3:00 pm Arts & Sciences
    • 7:00 pm Graduate School

May 19

  • Commencement
    • 9:00 am Business Administration, Media and Communications, University Programs, Visual & Performing Arts, Wind Energy
    • 1:30 pm Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Architecture, Education, Engineering Honors (EVHM and HAL Majors ONLY), Human Sciences

May 28

  • Official University Holiday: Memorial Day

July 4

  • Official University Holiday: Independence Day

August 9-10

  • Board of Regents meeting