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 Event Location
October 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 5:00pm;
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 5:00pm

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 3:00-5:00pm

Dec. 8 Commencement 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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