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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 11-3-11

For Faculty

  1. CLAS Deans Brown Bag Lunch Conversations
  2. Student Veterans Writing Workshop
  3. Subcommittee needed following campus climate study results

For Unit Heads

  1. 29th Academic Chairpersons conference: February 9-10, 2012
  1. CLAS Important Dates

1. CLAS Deans Brown Bag Lunch Conversations 

As promised, the CLAS Deans will be available for two brown bag lunch conversations this semester—open agenda, everyone welcome and we’ll provide drinks and cookies.  Only have a few minutes? –come for 20 minutes and a cookie, or brown bag with us the whole time. Here are the details:

  • Thursday, Nov. 10 11:30-1:00 in B-2-226 MAK*
  • Thursday, Dec. 8, 12:00-1:30 in 271 LSH


*Associate Dean Mary Schutten is not able to attend on this occasion


2. Student Veterans Writing Workshop

With support from FTLC and Student Services, a Student Veterans Writing Workshop is being formed this semester. Faculty are encouraged to announce this information in their classes and advisees (a flyer will follow soon).

Joel Wendland (Liberal Studies Department) and Patrick Johnson (GVSU Writing Center) will lead sessions of the workshop designed to assist student veterans with class assignments, professional writing, cover letters, personal statements and more.

Workshop sessions will be scheduled for mid-November through early December. Please let us know days (or evenings) and times that best fit your schedule and/or will be most helpful for completing assignments or other writing projects.

Student veterans interested joining the workshop should be in touch with Joel Wendland (wendlajo@gvsu.edu or 331-8192).


--Joel Wendland, Ph.D.
Liberal Studies Department

3. Subcommittee needed following campus climate study results 

Posted on October 26, 2011

The Division of Inclusion and Equity is seeking volunteers to serve on a subcommittee that will delve into data from the myGVSU Survey.

Jeanne Arnold, vice president for Inclusion and Equity, said the “Next Steps” committee would study the quantitative and qualitative data from the climate survey and help develop an action plan. Students, faculty and staff members who are interested in serving on the subcommittee to the Inclusion and Equity Advisory Board should submit their contact information to Jessie Holland at hollajes@gvsu.edu by October 28.
The committee will likely begin meeting in November.


4. 29th Academic Chairpersons Conference: February 9-10, 2012 

This annual forum brings together academic chairperson, administrators, and faculty from all areas of higher education to celebrate their successes, share best practices and innovative strategies, and collaborate with a network of campus leaders.  Visit www.dce.k-state.edu/conf/academicchairpersons

If interested contact Gary Stark for further details.

5. CLAS Important Dates 


Important Dates



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. 10

CLAS Deans Brown Bag Luncheon

11:30-1:00, B-2-226 MAK

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

Registration required

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

11:30-1:15, 2204 KC (Pere Marquette Room)

Dec. 7

Carillon Holiday Open House

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

Dec. 7

Dueling GVSU Trombones and Tubas

1:00-1:30, KC Balcony

Dec. 8

CLAS Deans Brown Bag Luncheon

12:00-1:30, 271 LSH

Dec. 10


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



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