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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

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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:

http://www.blmperformancetracker.com/

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.

~Fred

 

2. From the Records Office: New Auditor Alphabet Distribution

 

A  Erin Skidmore  skidmore@gvsu.edu

B  Angela Christensen and Brenda Engelsman christea@gvsu.edu engelsmb@gvsu.edu

C-D  Kristen DePree  depreekr@gvsu.edu

E, J Shaelyn Baas baassh@gvsu.edu

F-G  Judy Conroy  conroyj@gvsu.edu

H-I  Tracie Samdal  samdalt@gvsu.edu  Tracy London until March 25, when Tracie Samdal returns

K-L  Janice Ponstein ponstjan@gvsu.edu

M-N  Tracy London  londont@gvsu.edu

O, Q  Stephanie Holm holms@gvsu.edu

P, R  Kristin Kuczera  kuczerkr@gvsu.edu

S  Sue Peterson  petersus@gvsu.edu

T-V Erin Skidmore  skidmore@gvsu.edu                               

W-Z  Heather Noah  noahh@gvsu.edu

 

Thank you!!

 

 

For Unit Heads

3. CLAS Important Dates

 

Important Dates Event Location
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. 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 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 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) www.gvsu.edu/seminars 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 Commencement   Apr. 30 Final Grades due before noon