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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 Event Location
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