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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 09-20-11
 

For Faculty

  1. CLAS Annual Report: Teaching and Learning in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 2011 available now
  2. 2011 Academic Advising Fall Forum - Sept. 29th - Jennifer McCaul
  3. Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence (CSCE) offers alternate Allendale site.
  4. "Academic Majors Fair" 2011 - Nov.2, 2011 (attachment)
  5. Faculty Awards Guide
  6. General Education Resources - Maria Cimitile
  7. Teaching Abroad Opportunity in Germany

 

For Unit Heads

  1. Budget Requests 2012-13 are due Oct. 1, 2011
  2. 2011 Student Retention Practices Report
  3. Risk Reduction Taskforce's Full Report
  4. AP Awards nominations are now available
  5. Leadership Workshop Facilitated by Joann Moody, Oct 7, 2011
  6. CLAS Important Dates

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  1. Teaching and Learning in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 2011 available now

PDF available online and printed copy available by request.

2. 2011 Academic Advising Fall Forum - Sept. 29th (attachment)- Jennifer McCaul

On behalf of the Advisor Development Sub-Committee I would like to invite you to the 2011 Academic Advising Fall Forum. The event is scheduled for September 29th 3-5pm in 2215/2216 Kirkhof Center. During this 2 hour event we will focus on High Impact Educational Practices (as defined by AAC&U) at GVSU. We will have a panel of faculty and staff experts to provide an overview of what is going on in specific high impact areas at GVSU. We will then break into round tables where attendees will have an opportunity to delve deeper into the conversation with additional faculty and staff involved in these practices who will serve as round table leaders. Participants will have an opportunity to connect with two different round tables during the scheduled time. The committee is very excited about this forum and we hope that you will attend. This is an important university-wide topic that both faculty and staff can learn from to be better informed and help our students.Thank you so much for your support!

 

3. Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence (CSCE) offers alternate Allendale site. 
At Grand Valley State University, research, scholarship, and creative activity are essential components of the university's mission as an institution of higher learning. In order to provide easier access for Allendale faculty, the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence (CSCE) will staff an office in B-4-231 MAK Monday through Thursday. Faculty can meet with Robert Smart, Executive Director of CSCE, who will be available on Tuesday and Thursdays; a member of the Human Research Review staff on Mondays; and Christine Chamberlain, Director of Sponsored Programs, on Wednesdays. If you wish to schedule an appointment to ensure availability, please call the respective office of the person you wish to meet with.

 

4. "Academic Majors Fair" 2011 - Nov.2, 2011 (attachment)  

 

5. Faculty Awards Guide (attachment) 

 

6. General Education Resources - Maria Cimitile

Gen Ed just revised their website to include a section on Gen Ed resources. I think it is quite helpful to the conversation.

If you could distribute the link to your faculty, it would really help engage the conversation. There are a number of articles on national trends and conversations, as well as the campus proposal and workshops offered this fall. http://www.gvsu.edu/genedresources/

Thanks in advance for your help and support of our General Education Program.

~Maria

 

7. Teaching Abroad Opportunity in Germany

Every summer GVSU sends an exchange faculty member from CLAS to teach at the Pedagogical University in Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany). Instruction is in English. If you are interested in applying for this exchange program, please see the attached information and application form. Applications are due Nov. 1 to Dean Stark.

 

8. Budget Requests 2012-13 are due Oct. 1, 2011

See http://www.gvsu.edu/clas/for-unit-heads-51.htm#Budgeting for the memo and forms.

 

9. 2011 Student Retention Practices Report

This data was shared at Dean's council and I thought you would find it valuable. - Fred

  https://www.noellevitz.com/papers-research-higher-education/2011/2011-student-retention-practices-report-6-21?utm_source=Retention

 

10. Risk Reduction Taskforce's Full Report  (LINK) 

Unit heads requested the full report from the taskforce. It is now on the blackboard website for you. An additionally reminder that they are soliciting interest from Unit Heads who would like to assist in the Beta testing of the site and review of policies / procedures.  Contact Brian Hatzel if you are willing to help.

 

11. AP Awards nominations are now available 

To nominate, please visit us at http://www.gvsu.edu/ap/awards

Nomination process open through March 2, 2012.

 

12. Leadership Workshop Facilitated by Joann Moody, Oct 7, 2011 (attachment)
We are excited to offer you an opportunity to send all chairpersons and deans to a leadership workshop facilitated by Joann Moody, author of Faculty Diversity:  Problems and Solutions (Routledge, 2004).  This will be a special session for only chairs and deans of member institutions held at 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. on October 7 at Davenport University.  This will be held within the context of a broader conference at Davenport University on October 6 and 7. 

Please forward this opportunity to the chairs and deans of your institution and have them RSVP to Sharon Vriend-Robinette (554-4702).  Please have them put Chairs and Deans Session in the subject line.
Sharon Vriend-Robinette (Co-Chair of the West MI Presidents' Compact Committee)

13. CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates Event Location
Sept. 22 Michael Sandel, Distinguished Academic lecturer, Fall Arts Celebration 2nd Floor -EC, 7:00 p.m. Sept. 28 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sept. 29 Fall Sabbatical Forum 308 PAD, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Sept. 30 Request for promotion or early tenure during W2012 Personnel Action Submit your completed form to dean's office (B-4-232 MAK)
Oct. 1* Faculty Award Nomination Packets B-4-232 MAK Oct. 3 Budget Requests 2012-2013 due Electronic to Pat Haynes (link to website forms)
Oct. 3 Round 1 Schedule due to UH (tentative)   Oct. 8 CLAS Alumni Board meeting   Oct. 10 Midterms begin. Banner opens for Midterm grading   Oct.12 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC Oct. 14 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30-5:00pm. 308 PAD
Oct. 15 Sabbatical proposals due to UH   Oct. 15 Space Requests Due (link to website form)
Oct. 18 Midterm grades due by noon   Oct. 26 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Oct. 28 Distinguished Alumni-in Residence Luncheon**   Oct. 28 Unit Materials for candidates for promotion to professor due Dean's office Oct. 29 CLAS Mindgating at Homecoming Expo

*Oct. 1 falls on a Saturday, applications will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 3.

** by invitation only