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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 12-4-12

For Faculty

1. End of Term in a Nutshell

For Unit Heads

2. Faculty Annual Salary Adjustment Program

3. Unit Head Meeting Schedule and Cancellation

4. CLAS Important Dates

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For Faculty

1 . End of Term in a Nutshell

Q.  How do I find out when my final occurs? 
A.   http://www.gvsu.edu/schedule/fall-2012-exam-schedule-67.htm

Q. Must I have a culminating experience?
A. Yes.  As mentioned in this newsletter on 11/13/12: As the semester draws to a close here's a reminder about the policy for final exams.  University policy states that all classes must meet for a culminating experience during final exam week, on the appropriate scheduled exam day and time. In the event that the course structure involves a take home final or is an online course, the due date for submission of this exam should be the scheduled exam day and time. Both the Provost and the Dean expect compliance with this policy. There are no exceptions to this university policy. 

Q. What's the snow policy during exam week?
A. http://www.gvsu.edu/gvpd/emergency-closing-policy-67.htm

Q. Grades are due when?
A. All grades must be in before noon on December 18.  Please review your grades to make sure none are inadvertently missed.  Also, an grades of F require a last date of academic activity, and awarding an I (incomplete) includes filling out a short form.  Failure to complete these requirements holds up all of your grades-not just that one F or I.

 

For Unit Heads

2. Faculty Annual Salary Adjustment Program (attachment)

You may recall that last year changes were made to the annual salary adjustment process regarding written performance summaries for untenured faculty.  The attached document that includes guidelines, a checklist and FAQ's was developed by Gary Stark (CLAS), and reviewed by Kurt Ellenberger (FPPC), Tom Butcher, and Jon Jellema.  Please share this document with your unit heads as the policy begins with this year's salary adjustment program.  The document will also be available on the Provost Office website.  Contact Jon Jellema with questions or concerns you may have.

The Provost Office

 

3. Unit Head Meeting Schedule and Cancellation (attachment)

The Unit Head Meeting on Wednesday, December 12th has been cancelled. 

Please see attached document for Winter 2013 semester Unit Head Meeting information.  

 

4. CLAS Important Dates 

 

Important Dates Event Location
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 - CANCELLED  
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. 17 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30-5:00pm; 308 PAD

Jan. 19 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition 
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Day Events; No classes www.gvsu.edu/mlk
Jan. 23 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC