Alternative Academic Calendar Committee

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is gathering information to understand how a 16-week semester vs. an 18-week semester would impact students, faculty and staff.  

The Compressed Calendar surveys closed on November 13, 2023. Below are Employee Survey and Student Survey Report weblinks for the total population and by subgroup in order to protect the anonymity of small groups.

The 2023 Chabot-Las Positas Community College District (CLPCCD) Compressed Calendar Exploration Study below was part of a 2-phase research initiative of the Alternative Academic Calendar Committee (AACC) to understand the perspectives and opinions of students and employees as part of the study on the benefits and liabilities of changing the academic calendar of Chabot College and Las Positas College from semesters of 17.5/18 weeks to 16 weeks. The purpose of this research study was to gather broader input on the possible impacts on students and employees

2023-2024 CLPCCD Compressed Calendar Report 

Employee Survey

Student Survey


The AACC will be led by two Chairpersons (co-chairs): Dr. Theresa Fleischer Rowland and an FA Appointment Jason Ames. The AACC will “examine in detail the benefits and liabilities involved with any modification to the standard seventeen and a half (17.5) week semester Primary Term.” (FA Article 8)

The AACC will be supported by the district-contracted professional expert, John Mullen. The AACC co-chairs will work closely with John Mullen to lay out the process, collaboratively plan the agendas, and facilitate guide and respond to the committee.

AACC Member appointment took place in Fall 2022 by the District/Colleges and FA. AACC members were carefully selected to represent key stakeholder groups, contribute expertise, and ensure consistent and committed participation. The committee will strive to keep to a group of approximately 19 voting members, and pro-actively include resource experts from across the colleges and district throughout the process. The co-chairs will promote a clear itinerary of topics and meeting access information in order that connected, concerned, and involved individuals can attend the open meetings.

Vice Chancellor Rowland’s ESSS District Office will coordinate with the AACC members to set, communicate, and support meetings that will fit into the schedule of Committee members throughout Fall 2022 and Spring 2023, to commence no earlier than the week of October 10, 2022. Holidays and peak times for programs and services will be taken into consideration.