College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Faculty Governance & Elections
Vote for Fall Governance Election 2015
Voting in the Fall CLAS elections is now open. The ballot became available on the CLAS election page (http://www.gvsu.edu/clas/faculty-governance-elections-147.htm) at 9:00am on Monday, September 28th and voting will remain open until 5:00pm on Monday, October 5th. Given the small nature of this election and the need for the CLAS Personnel Committee to be seated in time to review applications for full professor, voting will be limited to this one week.
Please take a few moments out of your busy schedule to log in and vote. CLAS elections are run using a form of preferential voting where you may vote for as many candidates as you find acceptable for any given position. Highest total vote getters in order of total votes will win each of the contested positions. I encourage you to take part in the elections. It takes only a few minutes to log in and register your votes. You may have been too busy to run, but you would be hard pressed to convince anyone that you are too busy to take a few minutes to vote. Elections are often won or lost by a few votes so everyone's vote matters.
Note: No candidate was nominated for the open 3 year seat on the CLAS Curriculum Committee. This is why no name appears below this seat. Unfortunately, this leaves a critical committee short staffed and may make it more difficult for them to keep up with their usual pace. While I will continue to search earnestly for an appropriate person to fill this slot, I welcome any suggestions you may have.
Thanks for all you do,
Chair, CLAS Faculty Council
CLAS Curriculum Committee (One 3 year term starting Fall 2015 through Winter of 2018) This committee meets 3-5pm on Fridays.
Units not eligible: BIO, BMS, CMB, CHM, ENG, MTH, MLL, MUS ,PSY, SOC, STA, WRT
University Curriculum Committee (One 1 year term starting Fall 2015 through Winter of 2016) This committee meets 2-4pm on Wednesdays.
Units not eligible: BMS
University Assessment Committee (One 3 year term starting Fall 2015 through the Winter of 2018) This committee meets 3-5pm on alternate Mondays.
Units not eligible: MLL
General Education Committee (One 1 year term starting Fall 2015 through Winter 2016 ) This committee meets from 2:30-4:30pm on Mondays (alternating between the campuses).
Units not eligible: COM
Honors College Council (One 1 semester replacement for Winter 2016) This committee meets 11:00am – 12:30pm on Wednesdays.
Chair of Faculty Council
2015-2016 AY CLAS Faculty Governance Chairs
Faculty Council: Stephen Matchett
Faculty Development Committee: Caitlin Horrocks
Curriculum Committee: Beth Gibbs
Personnel Committee: Mark Williams
Current committee list posted September 3, 2015
(Please note that additional changes to committees take place from time to time and these documents will be updated. For information, contact Faculty Council Chair Stephen Matchett).
Election 2015 Results click here
The election ran from Tuesday, February 3rd until 5pm on Monday, February 16th.
Why Should I Serve?
Service is a part of everyone's job and allows each of us to have a say in how the University operates and is governed. Moving beyond your department establishes connections across the campus and gives you a broader view of the problems that higher education faces. We want you to be part of the solution, we want you to "Let Your Voice Be Heard." To this end, Faculty Council has put together the 90 second video above that gives you a fun vignette of what it means to serve. Have a brief look at some of those who serve and why. Who knows, you might even see yourself.
We have a place for you, Let Your Voice Be Heard,
Chair, Faculty Council
Bylaws for CLAS Faculty Governance (revised 2011)
CLAS Committees--description, history of chairs, workload, usual meeting times
Committee Reports by Year
CLAS Governance Committee Reports 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
Page last modified September 28, 2015