Resources to Help You Throughout the Academic Year

The Chairs and Directors Guide is a month-by-month list of key actions and deadlines designed to help chairs and directors anticipate and plan for their administrative responsibilities throughout the course of the academic year. Within each month the guide is broken up into four administrative units and their specific actions and deadlines: The Business Office, Curriculum, Faculty Actions, and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

An additional resource for chairs and directors is the CAS Administrative Calendar that includes dates of deadlines and meetings occurring within CAS as well as links to further information. Please note that the meetings of the CAS Faculty and the CAS Council of Chairs and Directors (CCD) are typically scheduled on Wednesdays from 3:30–5:00 p.m. The CAS Academic Policy Committee (APC) meets on Monday afternoons from 3:30–5:00 p.m. Please check the dates for these and the Faculty Assembly meetings on the CAS Administrative Calendar before scheduling meetings.

If you find an error or would like to add an item to this timeline, please email the CAS Office of Communications (

Below you can find links to information and resources to help you as a Chair or Director.

Month-by-Month Guide