Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 3-19-14
For Faculty and Staff
For Unit Heads
For Faculty and Staff
Faculty who are being considered for tenure must complete the Nomination for Promotion Form if they also wish to be considered for promotion to Full Professor in Fall 2014. The nomination form is due to the CLAS Dean's Office (B-4-232 MAK) by March 30, 2014.
Our Big Data conference is coming up - April 25th in the Russel H Kirkhof Center. The conference planning group has been working on all the details. I'll post the call for submissions on our Big Data website as well.
Please consider submitting to the conference, as well as forwarding the call to anyone who might be interested. Looking forward to another terrific conference!
Dr. Maria Cimitile, Asst. Vice President for Academic Affairs
As College office staff has participated in search committees this year, we've noted some of the less "user friendly" aspects of the existing online application system and could imagine some suggested improvements that would support the work of search committees. Now that it is not uncommon for an opening to receive over 200 complex applications, the management and review of these documents asks a great deal of faculty serving on search committees. HR has expressed willingness to meet with us and hear our suggestions so that they can explore what might be done to make our system better. Unit Heads and interested faculty may attend the meeting on April 14 at 2pm in B-4-243 MAK or can send us descriptions of difficulties with the system and/or suggested improvements so that we can bring them to the table. For room set-up purposes, please let us know if you intend to be present at the meeting. I'll be the contact person. ~Monica firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather DeCoster has joined the Office of Sponsored Programs as the new graduate assistant. Her primary role is to help faculty and staff with in-depth grant searches. Before joining the OSP team, Heather worked in a variety of positions in healthcare communications and project management. She brings with her extensive writing experience and a passion to connect people with the perfect funding opportunities. If Heather can help you with a grant search, contact her at email@example.com or (616) 331-6826.
This past Fall, Robert Smart and Christine Chamberlain for the Center of Scholarly and Creative Excellence and Jennifer Wardrop and Scott Blinkhorn for University Development worked together to craft guidance to the university community on who to work with when seeking funding for a project (programmatic, instructional, research, etc.) from a foundation, individual, or corporation.
Attached you will find a copy of the final guidelines on this that were accepted and endorsed by Gayle Davis, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, James Bachmeier, Vice President for Finance and Administration and Karen Loth, Vice President for University Development.
At the end of the attachment you will find a copy of the sheet to be used when initiating this process and seeking clearance.
It is our hope that this will help to clarify which office to deal with and will speed up the approval process for principle investigators and others seeking funding.
CLAS Faculty Governance Elections have concluded and the results are posted at the following link. CLAS Election Results (click on CLAS faculty elected to CLAS and University committees).
Faculty needed for appointment to the following committees:
Faculty Policy Personnel Committee Fall appointment--departments not eligible: MTH, MUS, MLL Meets: 8-10 Tues Allendale Campus CLAS Curriculum Committee Fall and Winter--departments not eligible: STA, COM, SOC, PSY, CHM, ENG, BMS, BIO, MUS, MTH, MLL. Meets 3-5 Friday Please contact George Lundskow if interested firstname.lastname@example.org
The Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships is hosting several U.S. Student Fulbright Information Sessions for upcoming graduating seniors who are interested in applying for the AY 15-16 national competition. Students interested in graduate study/research or teaching English in another country following graduation, among other interests are encouraged to attend. The application will open May 1st and the campus deadline is Friday, September 26, 2014. Students who plan to apply should meet with Amanda Cuevas, director of the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships, 230 Mary Idema Pew Library and prepare to develop their applications over the summer. Ph 616.331.2699.
216 Mary Idema Pew Library
Noon-1 p.m., Thursday, March 27 and Tuesday, April 1
Niemeyer Hall Multipurpose Room
5-6 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 and Tuesday, April 1
Padnos International Center
230 Lake Ontario Hall, 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 26 and Wednesday, April 2
B-2-226 Modern Languages & Literatures Conference Room, 5-6 p.m., Thursday, March 27 and Thursday, April 3
For more information about the U.S. Student Fulbright Program, please visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/ .
Theatre at Grand Valley's last Mainstage performance, Sex and the Supernatural, opens March 28 and we would like to offer you a $2 per ticket discount for a limited time.
March 28, 29, April 1, 2, 3, & 4 . . . 7:30 p.m.
March 30 & April 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, alums, faculty, and staff, and $6 for all students. Until next Friday, March 21, at 5pm, take $2 off any number of tickets. Stop by the Louis Armstrong Theatre box office or call us at 616-331-2300. Mention this offer to receive the discount.
For Unit Heads
Mar. 20 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30-5:00pm; 308 PAD
Mar. 26 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00pm; 2215/2216 KC
Mar. 27 Celebrating Women Awards 3:00pm Grand River Room, KC Mar. 28 Catalog copy changes due email@example.com
Mar. 30 Nomination for Promotion to Full Professor forms due CLAS Dean's Office B-4-232 MAK Mar. 31 Final day of early bird registration for Grandparents/Grandkids/Grand Valley Camp http://www.gvsu.edu/g3/2014-camp-registration-6.htm
Apr. 1 CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration
Apr. 1 Affiliate Faculty Reviews due To Cindy Laug; firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr. 7 Annual Award Celebration EC Apr. 9 Student Scholars Day: A GVSU Tradition www.gvsu.edu/ssd
Apr. 16 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00pm; 2215/2216 KC Apr. 19 Classes End Apr. 21 Banner Opens for Final Grading Apr. 21-26 Exam Week Apr. 26 Semester Ends Apr. 26 Commencement Van Andel Arena
Apr. 29 Grades due from faculty before noon May 1 Traverse City Commencement Grand Traverse Resort, Traverse City May 5 Spring/Summer Classes Begin May 7 Unit Head Meeting 3:00-5:00pm; 2215/2216 KC May 26 Memorial Day