Tenure track election: nominations end Friday 2/17 at 5 PM
Election open Monday 2/20 at 8 AM
Election close Monday 2/27 at 5 PM
Tenure track Faculty Winter Elections for 2017-18
Faculty Council is working to prepare the Winter election for CLAS Tenure line faculty. Multiple seats are available in almost every College and University committee. The nominations link on this webpage will open at 8 AM on Friday, February 3 for a 2 week period. Faculty can self nominate or nominate a CLAS faculty colleague (using their GVSU email). Each nominee will receive an email asking them to accept the nomination (or not). Please include in the text box your primary dept designation and a statement about why you are interested in the position. While a statement is no longer required, the absence of a statement addressing why you are interested in the committee does impact approval voting.
At the same time, there are 2 Bylaws documents that CLAS faculty must decide whether to approve: CLAS Faculty Governance and CLAS Personnel Committee. Fora will be held for CLAS faculty to ask for clarification on the changes to the current Bylaws. The CLAS Faculty Governance Bylaws changes were focused on 2 issues: ensuring the Winter election is completed before Spring break (new committee members are due to the Provosts office on Mar 15) and addressing the changes to the Administrative manual that affected CPC. Previous committee Bylaws (along with the current drafts once completed) are posted in Blackboard (My Organization - CLAS FACULTY – Faculty Governance – Bylaws).
The Chairs of CFC and CPC will be available in LHH 132 on
Feb. 9 at 2:30-3:50pm
Feb. 16 at 12:00-1:30pm. These were the only times that both Chairs could fit the meeting into our schedule.
Please take the time to talk to your unit head if you are considering running for a seat on a committee. If you have any questions about the election or about the changes in Bylaws, please contact the Chair of Faculty council at email@example.com or 1-8975.
Faculty Council: David Kurjiaka
Faculty Development Committee: Caitlin Horrocks
Curriculum Committee: Darren Parker (F'16) Beth Gibbs (W '17)
Personnel Committee: Mark Williams
(Please note that changes to committees take place from time to time and these documents will be updated. For information, contact Faculty Council Chair David Kurjiaka).
Bylaws for CLAS Faculty Governance (revised 2011)
CLAS Committees--description, history of chairs, workload, usual meeting times
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2014-2015:
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2014:
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2013:
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2012:
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 2011:
Faculty Development Committee statement of principle on teaching evaluations