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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 10-18-11

For Faculty

  1. Update: Records Department’s Auditor List for AY 2011-2012
  2. CLAS Outstanding Service Awards
  3. Taskforce Creates New Media Services Website
  4. Take Your Best Shot
  5. Did You Know FERPA Covers All Students?


For Unit Heads

  1. CLAS Important Dates

  1. Update: Records Department’s Auditor List for AY 2011-2012 
    At times, an advisor needs to contact an auditor. An updated list of auditor duties is provided for that purpose.


A  (Unassigned) Send to any auditor

B  Angela Christensen and Brenda Engelsman christea@gvsu.edu engelsmb@gvsu.edu

C-E  Kristen DePree  depreek@gvsu.edu

F-G  Judy Conroy  conroyj@gvsu.edu

H-I  Tracie Samdal  samdalt@gvsu.edu

J-L  Janice Ponstein  ponstjan@gvsu.edu

M-N  Tracy London  londont@gvsu.edu

O-R  Kristin Kuczera  kuczerkr@gvsu.edu

S  Sue Peterson  petersus@gvsu.edu

T-V  (Unassigned)  Send to any auditor

W-Z  Heather Noah  noahh@gvsu.edu


  1. CLAS Outstanding Service Awards

We have opened up the CLAS Outstanding Service Awards to all tenure-track faculty. Follow the link to the revised form.

  1. Taskforce Creates New Media Services Website


Thanks to the work of the Media Services Taskforce (on which Tony Thompson, Barb Roos, Scott Vanderberg, and Monica Johnstone served with colleagues from IT, the Provost's Office and several other campus units), the new media services website is up.  Faculty now have a better mechanism for appropriately accessing the limited video recording resources on campus. 

4. Take Your Best Shot

Have a great photograph of an aspect of life in CLAS?  Might be a beautiful campus picture or teaching-in-action or a great moment on a field project or an evocative shot of students in the lab or a colorful theatre performance image…  Those chosen will be from the period between Fall 2008 and this year, will have positive PR value, and will be fairly high resolution (not a web image).  The Quadrennial Report of CLAS will be produced during the summer of 2012, and we always like to feature pictures I didn’t take!  Please send your favorites to me no later than March 15, 2012.  johnstmo@gvsu.edu


5. Did You Know FERPA Covers All Students?

All enrolled students at GVSU irrespective of age are covered by FERPA so any GVSU student needs to sign a waiver each time he/she desires to have others access that student’s information. The waiver can be found in the forms library of the registrar’s web page. Learn more about FERPA


6. CLAS Important Dates


Important Dates



Oct. 18

Midterm grades due by noon


Oct. 26

Unit Head Meeting

3:30-5:00 p.m*., 2215/2216 KC

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

Nov. 1

Nomination packets due Outstanding Academic Advising and Student Services Award

200 STU

Nov. 1

Sabbatical Proposals due to Dean’s office

B-4-232 MAK

Nov. 2

Majors Fair

11:00-2:00, GRR

Nov. 8

CLAS Out of the Box

Registration required

1:00-3:00 p.m., 2270 KC

Nov. 9

Unit Head Meeting

3:00-5:00 p.m., 2215-2216 KC

Nov. 14

Staffing Plans from UH


Nov. 18

CLAS Research Colloquium

2:30-5:00pm. 308 PAD

Nov. 18

CLAS Out of the Box

Registration required

10:00-12:00 p.m., 2266 KC

Nov. 21

Draft Contracts to UH


Nov. 23

Draft Contracts from UH


Nov. 23

Offices Open


Nov. 24-25

Thanksgiving Day Recess


Nov. 30

Unit Head Meeting

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

Nov. 30

CLAS Out of the Box

Registration required

9:00-11:00 a.m., 2270 KC


*note time change to accommodate those wanting to attend General Education Forum

** by invitation only



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