College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 10-30-12

For Faculty

1. CLAS Teaching Roundtables 2012

For Unit Heads

2. Best practice for searches that are inclusive of veterans 

3. CLAS Important Dates


For Faculty

1. CLAS Teaching Roundtables 2012

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) invites your participation at the third Teaching Roundtables on Monday November 19, 11-12:30 p.m. in the Pere Marquette Room.

The presenters at this year’s Roundtables are as follows. Titles and abstracts of their presentations will be available by November 1 at 5:00pm on the CLAS website.

Rachel Anderson (ENG)

Cory DiCarlo (CHM)

Lisa Kasmer (MTH)

Kim Roberts (COM)

Laurel Westbrook (SOC)

Based on a suggestion by a previous year’s participant, we will also have an additional “Challenge” table where faculty can bring up for discussion and brainstorming other topics related to pedagogy. You will be invited to provide your prompts and questions of interest if you sign up for the challenge table.


For Unit Heads

2. Best practice for searches that are inclusive of veterans (attachment)

The recent meeting held for the further development of Inclusion Advocates included the reminder from the Office of Inclusion and Equity that search plans should include job ad placement in an appropriate veterans’ job listing site. So that your search plan will pass muster the first time, attached is a list of resources.


3. CLAS Important Dates


Important Dates




CLAS is in the Sustainability Spotlight this month


Oct. 31

Unit Head Meeting -  CANCELED


Oct. 31

CLAS Out of the Box

Registration required

9:00-11:00am; 2266 KC

Nov. 1

Online Sabbatical Proposals due to Dean’s Office


Nov. 5

CLAS Out of the Box – last one!

Registration required

1:00-3:00pm; 2266 KC

Nov. 7

Academic Majors Fair 2012

11:00am-2:00pm; KC, Grand River Rm.

Nov. 12

Staffing Plans  from Unit Heads


Nov. 16

CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium

2:30-5:00pm; 308 PAD

Nov. 19

CLAS Teaching Roundtables 2012

11:00am-12:30pm; Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC)

Nov. 19

Draft Contracts to Unit Heads


Nov. 20

Draft Contracts from Unit Heads


Nov. 21

No classes; Offices Open


Nov. 22-25

Thanksgiving Recess


Nov. 28

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC

Dec. 3

Round two schedule to UH (tentative); due back to Dean’s Office January 11 (tentative)


Dec. 6

GVSU Service Award Holiday Party


Dec. 8


Van Andel Arena

Dec. 10-15

Final Exam Week


Dec. 10

Banner opens for final grading


Dec. 12

CLAS Holiday Open House

11:30am-2:00pm; Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC)

Dec. 12

Cook Carillon Tower Holiday Open House

1:30pm-3:00pm; Carillon Tower Plaza (Allendale)

Dec. 12

Unit Head Meeting

2263 KC

Dec. 18

Grades are due from faculty before noon


Dec. 21

Office Closed at 5pm until January 2nd




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