College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 2-26-13

For Faculty


1. University Performance Tracker

2. From the Records Office: New Auditor Alphabet Distribution


For Unit Heads


3. CLAS Important Dates


For Faculty

1. University Performance tTacker

I thought you’d be interested in a new “University performance tracker” introduced last Tuesday by the group “Business Leaders for Michigan” in a hearing before the House higher education panel in Lansing.  Here is a link to an advance look:

Most informative for you may be the categories in which “performance” is conceptualized and tracked.  You’ll see that Grand Valley compares favorably on all fronts except taxpayer support -- a criterion we don’t manage—politics always intrudes on appropriations, as you will not be surprised to hear.  But if you have alumni boards, you should share this with them, along with the sentiment, stated as you think best, that when lawmakers decide to be serious about performance, Grand Valley will be in line to receive an entirely different level of support—and in the meantime, these independent data show that GVSU has been spectacularly productive stewards of the state’s meager, and decreasing, support.



2. From the Records Office: New Auditor Alphabet Distribution


A  Erin Skidmore

B  Angela Christensen and Brenda Engelsman

C-D  Kristen DePree

E, J Shaelyn Baas

F-G  Judy Conroy

H-I  Tracie Samdal  Tracy London until March 25, when Tracie Samdal returns

K-L  Janice Ponstein

M-N  Tracy London

O, Q  Stephanie Holm

P, R  Kristin Kuczera

S  Sue Peterson

T-V Erin Skidmore                               

W-Z  Heather Noah


Thank you!!



For Unit Heads

3. CLAS Important Dates


Important Dates



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

Mar. 1

CLAS Service Award Nomination Forms due to your Unit Head


Mar. 3-10

Spring Break


Mar. 12

UH Summary of Peer Recommendations due

*Requesting earlier, if possible

Gary Stark

Mar. 12

CLAS Election Ballot Closes


Mar. 12

Celebrating Women Awards

3:00pm; Grand River Room, KC

Mar. 15

CLAS Service Award packets due from unit head to Dean’s Office

Tracy McLenithan

Mar. 15

S/S13 Staffing Plans due

Cindy Laug

Mar 15

AP Award Nominations due

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

Cindy Laug

Mar. 27

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm

Mar. 27

Inclusion Advocates Orientation (first step in the process of becoming an Inclusion Advocate) under Inclusion & Equity

9:00am – 11:00am; 230 BIK

Apr. 3

CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration

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

Apr. 10

18th Annual Student Scholarship Day


Apr. 17

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm

Apr. 22

Banner Opens for Final Grading


Apr. 22-26

Final Exam Week


Apr. 27



Apr. 30

Final Grades due before noon




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