News and Calendars

Life at Bates revolves around the academic calendar: a fall semester, a winter semester, a 5-week spring Short Term, and summer programs.  Students and faculty have obligations linked to the academic calendar, ranging from registration to tenure and promotion.

Consolidated Faculty and Chairs Calendar Deadlines & Meeting Schedules
Department/Program Chairs Meeting Schedule
Educational Policy Committee (EPC) Meeting Schedule
Faculty Meeting Schedule

Faculty Changes 2014-2015

Bates is a very busy place: the intellectual life of the College is robust and multifaceted. A wide range of programs is presented by faculty and students that are open to all. Athletic contests, music, dance, and theatrical performances highlight student achievement. Lectures and performances by visiting scholars and artists that enrich the academic program are sponsored by departments and interdisciplinary programs, the dean’s office, the Career Development Centerthe Office for External Grantsthe Harward Center for Community PartnershipsThe Learning Commons, the Museum of Art, and the Bates Dance Festival.

  • Of Note: News of the Faculty, Exciting Events

The Bates Faculty are productive and accomplished teacher-scholars. The dean’s office is proud to share stories of their discoveries, awards, and artistic work.  Here are some recent posts:

ENGLISH: Pickens releases book that explores bodily awareness in literature by Arab American and African American writers: 

PHYSICS: NASA chooses Bates physicist:

HISTORY: Bates welcomes new Historian to the Faculty:

NEUROSCIENCE: What the Nose Knows:

SPANISH: International spotlight shines on David George’s research: 

SOCIOLOGY: Maine Campus Compact Awarded to Kane:

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: Congratulations to recent tenured faculty, Sonja Pieck:

WOMEN & GENDER STUDIES: Erica Rand’s Red Nails, Black Skates takes on cultural criticism beyond the ice:

FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE STUDIES: Alexandre Dauge-Roth’s Rwandan research catches eye of International Educator:


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