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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 1-24-12

Faculty

  1. Last Date of Academic Activity (LDAA)– Jerry Montag and Chick Blue
  2. GVSU 7th Annual Art and Science of Aging Conference, Feb. 10
  3. Faculty Awards Convocation, February 2
  4. GVSU Leadership Summit- Saturday, February 18 12:30pm to 8:00pm (Registration deadline: Feb 4).
  5. Hazing Awareness Scholarship, apply today, deadline Feb. 6, 2012
  6. The African Diaspora Conversation Series
  7. Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition – Volunteers still needed

 

For Unit Heads

     8. CLAS Important Dates


1. Last Date of Academic Activity (LDAA) (attachments, F&Q, How-To) – Jerry Montag and Chick Blue

Beginning Winter 2012, the Last Date of Academic Activity is required by federal financial aid regulations, when entering a final grade of “F” or “NC.” 

 Note from Chick: we are calling it Last Date of Academic Activity in an effort to suggest that taking attendance is not being mandated, rather setting a date of last activity can be determined in many ways.

I will add at this point, this is NOT complicated, but it is one extra step that needs to be taken when assigning an F or NC as a final grade.

 Attached are FAQ’s about the Last Date of Academic Activity and a document that shows HOW to do the grading. Here is a link (www.gvsu.edu/registrar/ldaa) to the registrar’s web page where the same information can be found. Click on “Faculty”, then “Last Date of Academic.”

Dates of Training:

Tuesday, January 31   10:00 – 11:00am  HRY 114

Thursday, February 2   1:00 – 2:00pm CHS 189

Wednesday, February 8  2:00 – 3:00pm  HRY 117

Friday, February 10  11:00 – 12:00noon  DEV 115A

Tuesday, February 14  11:30 – 12:30pm  DEV 115 A

To sign up for these go to http://gvsu.edu/seminar. Click on Faculty Grading and then click on LDAA FAQ’s.

If you would like someone to attend a unit head or department meeting to answer additional questions, please contact Jerry at montagj@gvsu.edu.

2. GVSU 7th Annual Art and Science of Aging Conference, Feb. 10 (attachment)

This conference will be held on Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., DeVos Center. Please see the attached flyer. Registration is on-line at the conference website (www.gvsu.edu/gerontology) and the cost to register is $20 for faculty and staff, or $15 for students or those 60 years of age and older.

 

3. Faculty Awards Convocation, February 2

As you know, the Faculty Awards Convocation honors faculty for major milestone years of service along with awards presented for University excellence in the areas of teaching, scholarship, service, and advising.  Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend to show support for their colleagues.

Thursday, February 2
4 p.m.  A reception will immediately follow the ceremony.
Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus

 Faculty to be honored include:

Celebration of Milestones

                25 years

Todd Carlson, Professor of Chemistry

Cynthia Coviak, Associate Dean and Professor of Nursing

James Goode, Professor of History

Paul Johnson, Professor of Engineering

Stephen Margulis, Professor of Management

                30 Years

Patricia Matthews, Assistant Professor of Biology

Sandra Portko, Professor of Psychology

David Rathbun, Professor of Communications

                35 Years

P. Douglas Kindschi, University Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy

                40 Years

Edward Cole, Professor of History

John Reifel, Associate Dean and Professor of Economics

 

CSCE Awards for Scholarly and Creative Excellence

                Distinguished Early-Career Scholar Awards

                        Caitlin Horrocks, Assistant Professor of Writing

                        Jonathan Nichol, Assistant Professor of Music

                        Glenn Valdez, Assistant Professor of Psychology

                Distinguished Undergraduate Mentoring Award

                        Felix Ngassa, Associate Professor of Chemistry

                        Christine Smith, Professor of Psychology

                               

Pew Awards for Excellence

                Pew Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time Faculty

                        Justin Pettibone, Adjunct Instructor of Liberal Studies

                Pew Teaching with Technology Award

                         Amy Schelling, Assist. Prof. of Special Education, Foundations &Technology

                Pew Teaching Excellence Awards

                       Nathan Barrows, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

                        Alice Chapman, Assistant Professor of History

                        Maria Landon, Affiliate Professor of Marketing

                        Michelle Miller-Adams, Associate Professor of Political Science

                        Kirsten Strom, Associate Professor of Art and Design

                        Richard Vallery, Assistant Professor of Physics

 

University Awards for Excellence

                Outstanding Advising and Student Services Award

                         Debra Burg, Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences

                Outstanding Community Service Award

                         Amy Matthews, Associate Professor of Psychology

                Outstanding University Service Award

                          Kathleen Underwood, Assoc. Prof. of History and Women & Gender Studies

                Distinguished Contribution in a Discipline Award

                          Paul Jorgensen, Professor of Computing and Information Systems

                University Outstanding Teacher Award

                          David Austin, Professor of Mathematics

 

Please contact the Provost Office at 331-2400 or provost@gvsu.edu with questions or to rsvp.

 

4. GVSU Leadership Summit- Saturday, February 18 12:30pm to 8:00pm (Registration deadline: Feb. 4).
There will be several workshops related to service and civic engagement.  GVSU students can attend for free (details at http://gvsu.edu/leadership/leadership-summit-home-page-21.htm).  The Leadership Summit of Grand Valley State University is a state-wide premier leadership conference and campus tradition entering its 15th year. It is a student-run conference which strives to foster leadership development for undergraduate students, in multidisciplinary aspects of campus life.  Composed of a dynamic keynote address, over 30 workshops to select from, a leadership case study competition sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa, and more, Leadership Summit has something to offer students at every level of leadership!

 

5. “Hazing Awareness Scholarship, apply today, deadline Feb. 6, 2012

Hazing Awareness Scholarship of $700 available .

 

6. The African Diaspora Conversation Series (attachment)

The African Diaspora Conversation Series is a lunch hour lecture series hosted by the African/African American Studies program in Area Studies.  The goal is to create an engaging forum for faculty members, as well as students.  All faculty members at GVSU will get a chance to showcase their scholarship in so far as it is connected to the African Diaspora.  In such a forum, students will have an opportunity to join in scholarly discussions, too.  They will have an opportunity to see and engage in aspects of academia in which their professors participate outside of the classroom.  


The theme for our conversations for Fall and Winter 2011/12 is "Migrations,” a fitting place to begin when doing scholarship on the African diaspora, a broad and rich area of study.  We already have speakers from GVSU's History, Philosophy, and Area Studies Departments.

For more information, contact Sherry Johnson johnsshe@gvsu.edu .

 

7. Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition – Volunteers still needed

We are still in need of faculty volunteers for this event.

February 4th – 2 more

February 11th - 5 more 

Please email Keesha (hardimak@gvsu.edu) if you can help us out.

~Gary Stark

 

8. CLAS Important Dates 

 

Important Dates

Event

Location

Jan. 25

Unit Head Meeting

2266 KC, 3:00-5:00

Jan. 27

Student Summer Scholars Applications due

 

Jan. 30

Student Scholars Day Application Opens

 

Feb. 2

Faculty Awards Convocation

Loosemore Auditorium, 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 3

Niemeyer Award nominations due

Electronically to laugc@gvsu.edu

Feb. 4

Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition

CLAS contact Keesha (hardimak@gvsu.edu)

Feb. 8

Unit Head Meeting

2263 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Feb. 11

Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition

CLAS contact Keesha (hardimak@gvsu.edu)

Feb. 15

Facilities Request Due

 

Feb. 15

Celebrating Women Awards 2012

 

Feb. 16

CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Feb. 16

Materials for W12 Contract Renewal due to CPC

 

Feb. 17

Student Scholars Day Registration Closes

 

Feb. 20

Banner Opens for Mid-term Grading

 

Feb. 22

Unit Head Meeting

2263 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Feb. 23

Materials for W12 tenure/promotion due to CPC

 

Feb. 28

Banner closes at noon for mid-term grades

 

Mar. 2

AP Award Nomination packets are due http://www.gvsu.edu/ap/awards

 

 

 

 

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