Academic Calendar Reminder. The academic calendar for the end of the semester is as follows:
Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving vacationIn addition, Friday, December 3 is designated as a Make-up Day, i.e., a day on which professors can schedule classes to make up for any class sessions missed for reasons other than official school holidays. Day Division make-up classes may also be scheduled Tuesdays, 11:45 - 1:45; Evening Division make-up classes may also be scheduled on Friday evenings.
Spring 2000 Registration -- Update. We have revised the dates for Spring 2000 registration. The new dates are as follows: The preliminary schedule of classes will be distributed on Thursday, November 18, outside the third floor cafeteria and on the Law School's Intranet site (http://ck.kentlaw.edu). The final schedule and Registration Bulletin will be distributed on Tuesday, November 23. Registration forms for all students are due in the Registrar's office no later than Monday, November 29, at 8:00 p.m. (we no longer have separate registration dates for different priority categories, although forms will continue to be processed in priority order). Please keep an eye on the Registrar's section of the Record for details about initial registration and the priority add/drop period.
Academic Regulations on Probation and Dismissal. The faculty has revised certain aspects of the academic regulations on probation and dismissal. The new rules are effective this semester, but they apply only to students who began their J.D. studies this year; the new rules do not apply to students who started prior to Fall 1999. The changes are as follows:
Section 1.1 of the Student Handbook is amended by adding the following sentence at the end: "All students who begin the study of law in 1999 or later must attain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.300 to earn the degree of Juris Doctor."
Section 8.3 of the Student Handbook is amended to read, in new subpart (c), as follows: "Students who begin the study of law in 1999 or later must attain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.300 for the First Academic Semester and at the end of each Advanced Semester to remain in good academic standing. In computing a student's cumulative GPA, a grade received to replace an Incomplete grade is counted in the cumulative GPA in the semester in which the Incomplete was awarded." [Note: The "First Academic Semester" for Day Division students ends upon completion of the first semester of studies; the "First Academic Semester" for Evening Division students ends upon completion of the second semester of studies.]Online Payment of Tuition. The IIT Bursar's office has set up a new web site allowing students to pay their tuition bills online. There is a link to the site from the Law School's Intranet site (http://ck.kentlaw.edu) under the heading "Administrative Resources."
Teaching Evaluations. Teaching evaluations will be distributed during the week of November 15 to elicit students' opinions regarding the quality of teaching at the law school. Instructors will review the responses to improve the quality of their instruction and courses. The evaluations are also considered as one important factor in tenure, promotion, and compensation decisions for full-time faculty and are used as a factor in determining the effectiveness of part-time instructors. They are anonymous and will not be available to professors until after the grades for the courses are recorded.
Reception for Judge Nancy J. Katz '83. Nancy J. Katz, a 1983 graduate of Chicago-Kent, was recently appointed to the position of Associate Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. She is the first openly lesbian judge in Illinois. GAYLAW and the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago will be co-hosting a congratulatory reception in her honor on Friday November 19, 1999, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the 10th Floor Event Room at Chicago-Kent. Members of the Chicago Bar Association, local lawyers, judges, and law students will be in attendance. Please call 312/906-5240 if you would like to attend.
Joke of the Week. Question: Where does a test tube
baby live? Answer: In a womb with a view. (Thanks to Pauline
Afuso for this week's joke.)
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