Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 1-15-13
For Unit Heads
We are still in need of faculty volunteers for this event.
Jan. 19- 5 more volunteers
Feb. 2- 8 more volunteers
Feb. 9- 8 more volunteers
If you have not yet volunteered, please consider doing so by emailing Courtney Sherwood email@example.com or call at #331-2495. Thank you. Associate Dean Stark
There has been an uptick in student requests for late adds as well as late withdrawals. These are two distinct processes that follow two very different sets of procedures. Students are often confused about these procedures and which offices are involved in the processes. Attached are two documents outlining late add and late drop procedures for CLAS students. Please note that the dropping of course(s) after the drop deadline does not involve the CLAS Deans Office.
For those faculty new to Digital Measures, or needing a quick refresher, Dean Stark will hold a Digital Measures workshop on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2:30-3:30 pm and on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1:00-2:00 pm in MAK B-4-243. It would be helpful to bring along a laptop or tablet computer, but it is not necessary.
4. Art & Science of Aging Conference 2013 at GVSU (attachment)
Registration for this year's conference is now 'live' at www.gvsu.edu/gerontology. The theme this year is The Age of Empowerment and we feature an internationally renowned expert on centenarian as our keynote speaker - Dr. Tom Perls is the Director of the New England Centenarian Project, and a leader in research on exceptional longevity. There are 1-hour workshops that follow his presentation, and a closing session that features the creative new Senior Odyssey program which incorporates the Odyssey of the Mind format into a team competition for older adults. Student research posters on aging are again part of the program. We have excellent participation by our faculty and community experts, as well.
Attached is a flyer that outlines the conference. Please share the information with others in your college and departments. We would like to have a fully enrolled conference again this year.
Priscilla J. Kimboko, Ph.D., Professor of Gerontology
School of Public, Nonprofit & Health Administration (SPNHA) College of Community & Public Service firstname.lastname@example.org
GVSU Department of Political Science is now accepting applications for the Henry Internship competition. The Henry Internship places a GVSU student in the Washington, D.C., offices of one of Michigan's U.S. Representatives or Senators during the spring/summer 2013 session. The Paul B. Henry Foundation pays a scholarship of $2,000 to defray the costs of travel and living expenses, and Henry Interns also receive a free tuition for up to 6 credits.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, students must have completed a minimum of 55 credits by the end of this semester (Winter 2013) and are expected to report about their experiences to the GVSU community during the 2013/14 academic year. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a resume, transcript (unofficial is fine), one recommendation letter, and an essay of up to 750 words addressing your reasons for seeking the internship, relevant experiences that prepare you for it, and how it will advance your career and educational goals. Students may also identify a Senator or Representative with whom they would prefer to work (keep in mind that placement with that legislator is not guaranteed). Turn in completed applications to Prof. Paul J. Cornish, Political Science Dept., 1129 ASH ( email@example.com). DEADLINE: February 15, 2013
The Paul B. Henry Foundation is named in honor of the late Paul B. Henry, who served West Michigan in the House of Representatives from 1985-1993
6. Timeline for the Library Transition (attachment)
Attached you will find the projected move timeline for the Zumberge Library transition into the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons. We request that you share this information with your faculty and staff. If faculty have specific questions they should contact their liaison librarian.
In collaboration with the writing center, we want to extend a formal invitation to you to join a Faculty Writing Group.
The group will meet regularly throughout the semester to share scholarly and creative writing and to gain detailed feedback. Typically, each group member would be assigned a day to present their work to the group and will circulate the writing by e-mail in advance of the scheduled meeting. All other group members, then, would provide verbal and written comments to the author during the hour-long meetings.
We welcome projects ranging from book chapters to conference papers, or other professional writing with looming deadlines.
The group members will decide on meeting frequency and schedule at our first organizational meeting (TBA). Please send an e-mail expressing your interest, project plans, and potential meeting days to either or both of us at:
Médar Serrata, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Joel Wendland, Visiting Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies Department
For Unit Heads
Jan. 17 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30-5:00pm; 308 PAD
Jan. 17 Digital Measures Intro/Refresher 2:30-3:30pm; B-4-243 MAK Jan. 19 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition CLAS contact is Courtney firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Day Events; No classes www.gvsu.edu/mlk
Jan. 23 Digital Measures Intro/Refresher 1:00-2:00pm; B-4-243 MAK Jan. 23 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Jan. 28 Student Scholars Day Registration Opens www.gvsu.edu/ssd
Jan. 30 Niemeyer Awards Nominations due email@example.com
Feb. 1 Faculty Activity Reports (FAR) are due to unit Feb. 2 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition CLAS contact is Courtney firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 6 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Feb. 7 Faculty Awards Convocation 4pm; Loosemore Auditorium Feb. 9 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition CLAS contact is Courtney email@example.com
Feb. 14 Materials for W13 Contract Renewal due to Dean's Office (CLAS Personnel Committee) Heidi Nicholson Feb. 15 Facilities requests for new academic programs due Feb. 15 Student Scholars Day Registration Closes at 11:59pm www.gvsu.edu/ssd
Feb. 18th Banner Opens for Mid-term Grading Feb. 20 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm Feb. 21 Materials for W13 Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor due to Dean's Office (CLAS Personnel Committee) Heidi Nicholson Feb. 21 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30-5:00pm; 308 PAD
Feb. 26 Banner Closes at noon for Mid-term Grading Mar. 1 Materials for W13 Promotion to Associate Professor only due to Dean's Office (CLAS Personnel Committee) Heidi Nicholson Mar. 1 Research Clusters Grant due