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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 3-13-12


  1. Dean’s 2011-2012 report on Goals
  2. PIC to host session about faculty Fulbrights, March 16
  3. GVSU Clothing Drive
  4. Career Connections, Liberal Arts Alumni Panel

For Unit Heads

  1. CLAS Sabbatical Forum, March 29th
  2. CLAS Important Dates

  1. Dean’s 2011-2012 report on Goals

Each year Dean Antczak publishes his annual goals and a report on these goals on the CLAS website. The Report for 2011-2012 has been posted.

       2.    PIC to host session about faculty Fulbrights, March 16

The Padnos International Center will sponsor an information session for faculty members interested in applying to be a Fulbright scholar.

Andy Reiss, from the Fulbright Office of the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, will be available to answer questions on Friday, March 16, beginning at 3 p.m. in the DeVos Center, University Club Room.

Fulbright awards are typically for U.S. citizens only. Register for the session at (under FTLC programs).

  1. GVSU Clothing Drive (attachment)

No matter the state of the economy, students struggle to acquire professional wardrobes without acquiring more debt. Join us in efforts to provide professional attire to students entering the workforce by donating your gently used men’s and women’s suits and separates. Clothing accepted through the month of March.  See attachment for locations.

  1. Career Connections, Liberal Arts Alumni Panel (attachment)

Please encourage your students to Learn about career options available for liberal arts majors from alumni who have “been there, done that.” Moderator: Tim Bulson, ‘09—President of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Chapter.  See attachment for details.

  1. CLAS Sabbatical Forum – March 29th

Dear CLAS Unit Heads,

Please encourage sabbatical eligible faculty members in your department to attend the Sabbatical Forum: The winter Sabbatical Forum is being hosted by the Faculty Development Committee on Thursday, March 29, from 3:30-5:00 pm in 308 Padnos Hall. This bi-annual event allows individuals to meet with members of the FDC committee to answer any questions they may have.

Although sabbatical guidelines will be reviewed, the forum will primarily focus on concept building for research. Encourage anyone applying to attend and bring any ideas they may have for their sabbatical. Committee members are also available to conduct pre-reads.

Thank you in advance for helping to get the word out!

David Stark, Chair, Faculty Development Committee


  1. CLAS Important Dates


Important Dates



Mar. 13

Celebrating Women Awards

3:00 p.m. Grand River Room, KC

Mar. 14

UH Meeting

2270 KC, 3:00-5:00

Mar. 14

Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

2204 KC, 1:00-3:30

Mar. 15

CLAS Service Award Packets due to deans office

Mar. 15

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Mar. 19

S/S12 Staffing Plans due


Mar. 24

Science Olympiad


Mar. 28

Spring/Summer draft contract to  UH


Mar. 28

UH Meeting

2263 KC, 3:00-5:00

Mar. 28

Year End equipment requests due to


Mar. 29

Spring/Summer draft contracts to dean’s office


Mar. 29

CLAS Sabbatical Forum

3:30-5:00 p.m., 308 PAD

April 1

Affiliate faculty recommendations for renewal due

April 4

CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration

Grand River Room, KC

11:00-2:00 p.m.

April 11

Student Scholars Day


April 16 - 20

Faculty Salary Conferences begin


April 16

Year-end budget projections 2011-12

April 16

Annual Awards Banquet

EC, 5:30 p.m.

April 18

Unit Head Meeting

2266 KC, 3:00-5:00

April 20

Year-end budget allocations to UH for equipment


April 23

Banner Opens for Final Grading


April 23

Final Exam Week


April 28



May 1

Final Grades due by noon


May 2

Unit Head Meeting

2263 KC, 3:00-5:00

May 2

Traverse City Commencement











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