Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 10-25-11
For Unit Heads
Grand Valley State University is hosting the Michigan Sociological Association conference this year. Many topics of wide interest; see link for further details http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/index.htm?articleId=57CB2DE0-A5FD-D2A3-A09793CE5DAF01BA
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), working with the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (Pew-FTLC) will be hosting the second annual Teaching Roundtables on Monday, November 21, 11-12:30 p.m. in the Grand River Room (KC). Like last year, CLAS will showcase some of the faculty's excellent teaching practices. Faculty recognized in the past as one of our College's outstanding teachers will serve as presenters and share their talents and ideas. We invite you to join us for lunch and to listen to the presentations and participate in a discussion of teaching ideas and innovation. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet more of your colleagues and share what we do best.
Detailed information and a registration link will be posted by Nov. 1 at http://gvsu.edu/clas/clas-teaching-roundtables-264.htm
The Kutsche Office of Local History can provide funds to assist Grand Valley faculty and community researchers to conduct research that focuses on marginalized ethnic and social groups in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon and Allegan Counties. Five to ten research grants ranging from $500 to $1000 can be awarded. All tenure-track, visiting and affiliate faculty and approved community researchers are eligible to apply for a research grant.
Applied scholarship and creative efforts that address issues pertinent to marginalized ethnic and social groups may also be considered, such as performances, exhibitions, documentary films, artifact preservation, records management, oral history interviews etc.
Priority will be given to research and scholarly projects that include Grand Valley student participation and projects that solicit input from members of the underrepresented group to be studied in the design and implementation of the research project.
Researchers may apply on line on the Kutsche Office website www.gvsu.edu/kutsche Application deadline: January 9, 2012
Join departments as they celebrate their distinguished alumni during our annual CLAS event on Oct. 27 and 28.
Important Dates Event Location
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. 21 CLAS Teaching Roundtables 11:00-12:30, Grand River Room, KC 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
Dec. 1 GVSU Service Awards and Holiday Party 3:00, Grand River Room, KC Dec. 5 Round two schedule to UH (tentative) Dec. 7 CLAS Holiday Open House To be announced Dec. 10 Commencement 10:00-12:00, Van Andel Arena Dec. 12-16 Final Exam Week Dec. 12 Banner opens for final grading Dec. 14 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00, 2215/2216 KC Dec. 20 Final Grades due from faculty at noon
Dec. 23 Offices closed for until January 3, 2012
*note time change to accommodate those wanting to attend General Education Forum
** by invitation only