Definitions for "ACADEMIC TERM"
Fall and spring periods with 14 weeks of instruction and one week of finals.
The U is on a semester calendar (prior to fall 1998, the U's academic terms were quarters). Each semester (fall and spring) is 15 weeks in length and constitutes an academic term, as does the 12-week summer session.
the time during which a school holds classes; "they had to shorten the school term"