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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 2-12-13

For Faculty

 

1. Midterm Grade Reporting

2. Nominations for CLAS Election Are Open

3. Reminder - Research Clusters Grant Applications due March 1

4. Internships Available to Students 

5. Tip to Expedite the Curriculum Program Review Process- From CCC & Doug Way, Library

 

For Unit Heads

6. CLAS Important Dates

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For Faculty

1. Midterm Grade Reporting

 

Midterm Grading will open on Monday, February 18, 2013.   This is an important student support process. Midterm grades are required for all freshmen and for undergraduate students classified as less than good standing. Only those students who require a midterm grade will be listed on the Banner grade sheet so please be sure to check to see if there are students in your courses who need a midterm grade. Midterm grades are due before 12:00 noon on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.  
  2. Nominations for CLAS Election Are Open

 

The CLAS Faculty Council will accept nominations for CLAS and University Committees starting Thursday, February 7 through Thursday, February 21, and the election itself will start on Tuesday, February 26 and run until Tuesday, March 12. The nominations and the elections are run from the on-line ballot site:

https://secure.gvsu.edu/ballot/index.cfm ?  NOW OPEN

[Note: please supply your departmental affiliation.]

The nominations ballot for the 2013 elections to CLAS and University committees opens Thursday, February 7. The ballot site lists all governance committees, the number of open seats on each committee, the meeting times, and any special requirements that may apply.  You may nominate yourself or someone else. In order to nominate someone, you must enter their name and their e-mail address. Once you have done this, the system will automatically send them an e-mail so that he or she can accept the nomination. In order for the nomination to be official, the candidate must click accept and provide a personal statement of not more than 150 words. The nomination is not official until the person accepts the nomination.
The CLAS Faculty Council would like to encourage you to consider running for a seat on a governance committee. Faculty governance plays a vital role at Grand Valley and having CLAS well-represented in that process is good for all of us. Any questions or need any additional information? Contact Faculty Council Chair Colleen Lewis at lewiscol@gvsu.edu.

 

3. Reminder - Research Clusters Grant Applications due March 1

Please submit applications to Shaily Menon in the CLAS Deans office by March 1, as an electronic attachment for review by the Research Clusters Steering Group.

Click here for Research Clusters Grant Application Guidelines .

Successful applications will request funding for projects focusing on one of the five Research Clusters (Borders, Brain, Health, Urban, and Water) and will involve students, include participation of faculty from 3 or more disciplines (sciences, humanities, and social sciences), demonstrate how collaborative effort will help solve the question/problem under investigation in a way that individual effort is less likely to do so, include plans for dissemination of results internally (e.g. faculty research colloquium, SSD) and externally (e.g. conferences, publications, and use the grant as seed money to help with seeking external grant funding for the project. Special consideration will be given to projects that include a technology transfer component or a community engagement component.

 

4. Internships Available to Students

 

The Student PIRGs, the Public Interest Research Group, are looking for talented student activists to join their team of interns.  They are working to protect clean air by limiting coal plant pollution, get big money out of politics, and expand public transportation.  As an intern with the Student PIRGs, students learn how to build and lead teams of volunteers, organize events on campus, and work with the media. And students can even earn course credit!

For more information and to apply online at: www.studentpirgs.org/internships

 

5. Tip to Expedite the Curriculum Program Review Process- From CCC and Doug Way, Library

 

The library reviews all proposals for resource implications as part of the review process. When a unit submits a large proposal such as revamping a program, a way to expedite the library review process is to communicate in advance with the library so that they can begin the assessment of the program needs prior to submission in the system. This advance communication during the proposal development process will improve the speed of the review process.  Another strategy is to add your library liaison as a reviewer to the program change.

 

 

For Unit Heads

6. CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates Event Location
Feb. 14 Materials for W13 Contract Renewal due to Dean's Office (CLAS Personnel Committee) Heidi Nicholson Feb. 15 Facilities requests for new academic programs due menons@gvsu.edu
Feb. 15 Student Scholars Day registration closes at 11:59pm www.gvsu.edu/ssd
Feb. 18 Banner opens for mid-term grading   Feb. 20 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm Feb. 21 COT Seminar - Staffing Plans from start to finish! RSVP to laugc@gvsu.edu by Feb. 15 8:30am-9:30am; 2215/2216 KC
Feb. 21 Materials for W13 Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor due to Dean's Office (CLAS Personnel Committee) Heidi Nicholson Feb. 21 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30-5:00pm; 308 PAD
Feb. 26 Banner Closes at noon for mid-term grading   Mar. 1 Materials for W13 Promotion to Associate Professor only due to Dean's Office (CLAS Personnel Committee) Heidi Nicholson Mar. 1 Research Clusters Grant proposals due menons@gvsu.edu
Mar. 4 Salary Category Recommendations due To Dean Mar. 3-10 Spring Break   Mar. 12 CLAS Election Ballot Closes  
Mar. 13 UH Summary of Peer Recommendations due Cindy Laug Mar. 15 CLAS Service Award packets due from unit head to Dean's Office Tracy McLenithan mclenitt@gvsu.edu
Mar. 15 S/S13 Staffing Plans due Cindy Laug Mar 15 AP Award Nominations due www.gvsu.edu/ap/awards
Mar. 21 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30-5:00pm; 308 PAD Mar. 25 Spring/Summer draft contract to UH B-4-232 MAK Mar. 26 Spring/Summer draft contracts to Dean's Office   Mar. 27 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 Mar. 27 Inclusion Advocates Orientation (first step in the process of becoming an Inclusion Advocate) www.gvsu.edu/seminars under Inclusion & Equity 9:00am - 11:00am; 230 BIK
Apr. 3 CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration  
Apr. 10 18th Annual Student Scholarship Day Showcase:  11:00 am-12:00 pm   Spring Celebration (Awards, Dean's address, lunch):  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm   Showcase:  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm