Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 1-21-14
For Faculty and Administrative Professionals
For Unit Heads
For Faculty and Administrative Professionals
Time to honor wonderful colleagues and students. The Niemeyer Awards nominations are due to the CLAS Dean's Office ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) by January 21. For more information, timeline and Nomination Form, go to the Provost website http://www.gvsu.edu/provost/glenn-a-niemeyer-awards-5.htm . [N.B. First announced in our newsletter Jan. 14, 2014].
2. CLAS Service Awards ( CLAS Outstanding Service Awards )
The CLAS Outstanding Service Awards Nomination Form is due to your unit head by March 1. The unit head is responsible to assemble the nominee's materials and submit to Tracy McLenithan in the CLAS Dean's Office (B-4-232 MAK or email@example.com) by March 14. The CLAS Service Awards include:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joel Wendland, Assistant Professor
Liberal Studies Department email@example.com
GVSU's Opera Theatre is doing its part to help reduce paper waste, and we endorse the University's sustainability efforts. We therefore are sending you this offer electronically!
Take advantage of this week-long offer and receive $2 off each ticket for all performances of Grand Valley Opera Theatre's production of Urinetown, The Musical, running January 31 - February 9, 2014! This special discount offer will expire on January 24 at 5:00 p.m.
One of the most uproariously funny musical in recent years, URINETOWN is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time where water is worth its weight in gold. Presented by GVSU Opera Theatre, this Winner of 3 Tony Awards is this comedic romp producing gales of unbridled laughter!
To purchase tickets before this offer expires, either call the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office (616-331-2300 - additional convenience fee will apply) or stop by in person and avoid any additional fees. Tickets may also be purchased on-line through Startickets.com. Please mention this $2 offer to receive your discount. Support GVSU's mainstage musical and get your tickets soon!
Theatre at Grand Valley, GVSU Allendale Campus 616-331-8176; firstname.lastname@example.org
The University has announced that effective January 1, 2014, the mileage reimbursement rate will be decreased slightly for Grand Valley faculty and staff members. When traveling on university business mileage will be reimbursed at 56 cents per mile. This is the new IRS-approved rate - which the University cannot exceed.
This new rate is effective for all travel that occurs after December 31. Travel before January 1 will be reimbursed at the previous rate (56.5 cents per mile) regardless of when the travel and expense reimbursement forms are submitted for payment.
Updated forms will be available soon at: http://www.gvsu.edu/busfin/travel-forms-32.htm
If you have any questions, please contact Kim Suber at X12203.
For Unit Heads
The auditor list is a helpful tool for faculty advisors who audit and/or make substitutions in an advisee's academic program. This is the current list of auditor assignments.
Shaelyn Baas A email@example.com
Angela Christensen Brenda Engelsman B firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Kristen Timmer C-E firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Conroy F-G email@example.com
Tracie Samdal H-I firstname.lastname@example.org
Janice Ponstein J-L email@example.com
Tracy London M-N firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Holm O-R email@example.com
Sue Peterson S firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaelyn Baas T-V email@example.com
Heather Noah W-Z firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 21 Glenn A. Niemeyer Award Nominations for faculty and students due to Dean's Office, For award details: Glenn A. Niemeyer Award Tracy McLenithan; email@example.com
Jan. 22 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00pm; 2215/2216 KC
Jan. 23 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30-5:00pm; 308 PAD
Jan. 25 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition CLAS contact is Heidi firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan. 27 Student Scholars Day Registration Opens www.gvsu.edu/ssd
Feb. 1 Faculty Activity Reports (FAR) are due to units
Feb. 1 Student Success Collaborative: Success markers due Email to: Betty Schaner or Mary Schutten
Feb. 5 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00pm; 2215/2216 KC
Feb. 6 Faculty Awards Convocation 4pm; Loosemore Auditorium
Feb. 8 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition CLAS contact is Heidi email@example.com
Feb. 13 Materials for W14 Contract Renewal due to Dean's Office (CLAS Personnel Committee) Heidi Nicholson
Feb. 14 Student Scholars Day Registration Closes at 11:59pm www.gvsu.edu/ssd
Feb. 15 Facilities requests for new academic programs due firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb. 17 Banner Opens for Mid-term Grading
Feb. 19 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00pm; 2215/2216 KC
Feb. 20 Materials for W14 Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor due to Dean's Office (CLAS Personnel Committee) Heidi Nicholson
Feb. 20 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30-5:00pm; 308 PAD
Feb. 25 Banner Closes at noon for Mid-term Grading
Feb. 28 Materials for W14 Promotion to Associate Professor only due to Dean's Office (CLAS Personnel Committee) Heidi Nicholson
Mar. 3-7 Spring Break
Mar. 11 UH Summary of Peer Recommendations Due Cindy Laug
Mar. 12 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00pm; 2215/2216 KC
Mar. 17 S/S 14 Staffing Plans Due Cindy Laug
Mar. 26 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00pm; 2215/2216 KC