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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 12-10-13

For Faculty and Staff

 

1. CLAS Holiday Open House

 

2. New Electronic Incomplete Grade form - Mary Schutten

 

3. Jefferson Science Fellowship

 

For Unit Heads

 

4. CLAS Important Dates

 

 

For Faculty and Staff

1. CLAS Holiday Open House

 

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences cordially invites all CLAS faculty and staff to attend:

CLAS Holiday Open House

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

The Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC)

1-1:30pm Low Brass Quartet on Kirkhof Center Balcony

1:30-3pm Open Carillon Tower and Holiday Music Performance
Location: Outside (Event Services) » Cook-DeWitt Plaza

Please stop by and celebrate with food and friends.

Menu on website

 

2. New Electronic Incomplete Grade form (attachment)- Mary Schutten

When a faculty member assigns an incomplete grade to a student, an incomplete grade form must also be completed. New this year, the CLAS Dean's Office has provided an electronic incomplete grade form that replaces the former paper form. Directions for completion were sent to COTs and unit heads last week and we want to highlight the newest changes- faculty must include: a date of last academic activity (LDAA); the grade that would be earned if the student does not complete the work (default grade); and electronic submission of the form via an email attachment. If you have further questions, please contact Roxanne Mol or Mary Schutten.

 

3. Jefferson Science Fellowship


The National Academies is pleased to announce a call for nominations and applications for the 2014 Jefferson Science Fellows program.  Initiated by the Secretary of State in 2003, this fellowship program engages the American academic science, technology, engineering and medical communities in the design and implementation of U.S. foreign policy.  Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for an on-site assignment in Washington, D.C. that may also involve extended stays at U.S. foreign embassies and/or missions. The fellowship is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, academic scientists, engineers and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning. Nominees/applicants must hold U.S. citizenship and will be required to obtain a security clearance. The deadline for 2014-2015 program year applications/nominations is January 13, 2014. To learn more about the Jefferson Science Fellowship and to apply, visit the JSF website at:

www.nas.edu/jsf

 

For Unit Heads

4. CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates Event Location
Dec. 9-14 Final Exam Week  
Dec. 10 CLAS Holiday Open House 11:30am - 2:00pm; Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC)
Dec. 10 Cook Carillon Tower Holiday Open House 1:30-3:00pm; Carillon Tower Plaza (Allendale)
Dec. 17 Grades due from faculty before noon  
Dec. 18 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00pm; 2215/2216 KC
Dec. 23 College Offices Close at 5pm until January 2nd  
Jan. 2 Offices Open  
Jan. 6 Classes Begin  
Jan. 6 Winter Personnel materials are due to units  
Jan. 7 The Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year Nominations due For award details contact Tracy McLenithan Tracy McLenithan mclenitt@gvsu.edu
Jan. 8 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00pm; 2215/2216 KC
Jan. 11 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition CLAS Contact is Heidi nicholhe@gvsu.edu
Jan. 13 Round 2 Schedule Due laugc@gvsu.edu
Jan. 18 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition CLAS Contact is Heidi nicholhe@gvsu.edu
Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Day; No classes  
Jan. 21 Glenn A. Niemeyer Award Nominations for faculty and students Due to Dean's Office, For award details: Glenn A. Niemeyer Award Tracy McLenithan; mclenitt@gvsu.edu
Jan. 22 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00pm; 2215/2216 KC
Jan. 23 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30-5:00pm; 308 PAD