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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 11-27-12


For Faculty

1. CLAS Holiday Open House

2. The 2013 MI-ACE Network Conference

3. Tips for Syllabus Development


For Unit Heads

3. CLAS Important Dates


For Faculty

1. CLAS Holiday Open House

This year's CLAS Holiday Open House will take place from 11:30am to 2:00pm on Wednesday, December 12th in the Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC).  We have extended the time this year until 2:00pm to include as many people's schedule as possible. CLAS Holiday Open House

Unit Heads, please share with your staff as well.


2. The 2013 MI-ACE Network Conference

The 2013 MI-ACE Network Conference will be held in East Lansing on June 3-4, 2013. Through keynote speakers, educational sessions and networking events, learn new leadership strategies and create important career-advancing relationships. The call for conference proposals is now open.

Proposals related to the following topics are welcome:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Transformative leadership
  • Specific examples of higher learning institutions are advancing inclusion, (i.e. policies, processes, services, organizational infrastructure and culture)
  • 40 years of Title IX and its impact on women's equity
  • Public policy in Michigan related to gender equity and social justice
  • Faculty research on women's issues and gender equity
  • Topics of interest to women in academia, i.e. mentoring and career preparation

Submit a proposal at .  The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, January 18, 2013.

3. Tips for Syllabus Development

As one semester draws to a close, plans for the next semester are beginning. Creating a syllabus is one of those beginnings. In the latest email from the PEW FTLC, there is an excellent page of information for developing a syllabus that also includes sample policy statements that could prove useful. Feel free to share this link with your colleagues.



For Unit Heads

4. CLAS Important Dates 


Important Dates Event Location
Nov. 28 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC

Dec. 1 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition 
Dec. 4 Round two schedule to UH; due back to Dean's Office January 11 (tentative)  

Dec. 6 GVSU Service Award Holiday Party 3:00-5:00pm; Grand River Room, KC

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 Dueling GVSU Trombones and Tubas 1:00-1:30pm, KC Balcony

Dec. 12 Unit Head Meeting 2263 KC

Dec. 18 Grades are due from faculty before noon  

Dec. 21 College Office Closed at 5pm until January 2nd  

Jan. 2 Offices Open  

Jan. 7 Classes Begin  

Jan. 7 Winter Personnel materials due to units  

Jan. 9 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC

Jan. 12 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition

Jan. 19 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition

Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Day Events; No classes
Jan. 23 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC




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