Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 1-24-12
For Unit Heads
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
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.
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
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
Patricia Matthews, Assistant Professor of Biology
Sandra Portko, Professor of Psychology
David Rathbun, Professor of Communications
P. Douglas Kindschi, University Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy
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
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!
Hazing Awareness Scholarship of $700 available .
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.
We are still in need of faculty volunteers for this event.
February 4th - 2 more
February 11th - 5 more
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
Feb. 4 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition
Feb. 8 Unit Head Meeting 2263 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Feb. 11 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition
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