College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
In consultation with the CLAS Faculty Council, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences convenes a task force to work on a particular project as needed.
Current Task Forces
Previous Task Forces
Task Force for CLAS 500 Level Course Offerings
Charge: Investigate ways in which 500 level courses could serve undergraduate and graduate programs
· Determine interest among CLAS units for 500 level courses
· Identify the place of 500 level courses within the undergraduate and graduate curricula, respectively
· Identify criteria for proposal of 500 level courses [cap at about 20]
o Serve undergraduates [how will these courses impact 400 level courses?]
o Serve graduates
· Devise a system for 500 level course proposals that align with CCC and Graduate protocols
Members; Jim Persoon (ENG), Mark Luttenton (BIO), Robert Downer (STA), Carolyn Shapin-Shapiro (HST), Jamie Owen-DeSchryver (PSY), Alex Nesterenko (COM), and Mary Schutten (CLAS).
Outcome: The Task Force made recommendations on 500 level courses that were sent to the Graduate Dean and Graduate Council.
Risk Reduction Taskforce
Charge - to collect better practices within the College and within GVSU, and to identify sources beyond GVSU, that will allow departments to reduce risk on internships, service learning, field work, study abroad, and similar high impact practice; and to develop resources and recommendations for departments, unit heads and faculty going forward.
Members: Brian Hatzel (chair) (MOV), Bob Hollister (BIO), Azizur Molla (ANT), Steve Mattox (GEO), Tony Thompson (COM), John Gabrosek (STA), John Martin (MUS), Jim Visser (ART - AP), Jim Seufert (Safety Officer), Dennis Malaret (SOC), Melissa Morison (CLA), Jill Hamilton (COM), Shaily Menon (CLAS, ex-officio)
Advising Taskforce (reported December 7, 2006)
CLAS Governance Taskforce (reported February 28, 2005)
Diversity Taskforce (reported March 2006)
Fall Break Taskforce (2007)
Learning Space Taskforce (reported
Padnos Henry Remodeling Taskforce (reported May 4, 2007)
Provost Office Initiatives (includes current taskforces)
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