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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 12-20-11


  1. Syllabus Statement Related to Disability Accommodations

For Unit Heads

       2.  CLAS Important Dates

  1. Syllabus Statement Related to Disability Accommodations: Mary Schutten 

As faculty prepare their syllabi for the winter semester, it may be helpful to encourage them to include, if not already included, a statement related to disability accommodations. This type of clear statement was suggested by Jeanne Kirkpatrick in her presentation (2010-11) on the new changes to the American with Disabilities Act. Some samples are provided below:

Statement on Disability Accommodations:
Any student who requires accommodation because of a physical or learning disability must contact Disability Support Resources  ( at 616-331-2490 as soon as possible.  After you have documented your disability, please make an appointment or see me during office hours to discuss your specific needs.

Any student needing academic accommodations beyond those given to the entire class please be advised that the University’s Office of Disability Support Resources (DSR, ext. 12490) is available to all GVSU students. It is the student’s responsibility to request assistance from DSR.


  1. CLAS Important Dates 


Important Dates



Dec. 20

Final Grades due from faculty at noon, Banner closes for grade submission at noon.


Dec. 23

Offices closed until January 3, 2012


Jan. 3

Offices Open


Jan. 6

Final Registration


Jan. 9

Classes Begin


Jan. 9

Winter Personnel Materials are due to departments


Jan. 11

Unit Head Meeting

2263 KC, 3:00-5:00

Jan. 17

Digital Measures Training

HRY 111, 3:00-4:00

Jan. 19

CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium
Theme: climate change

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Jan. 25

Unit Head Meeting

2266 KC, 3:00-5:00

Jan. 27

Student Summer Scholars Applications due


Jan. 30

Student Scholars Day Application Opens



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