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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 3-27-12

For Faculty

  1. Graduate Program Information Fair, April 4 & 5
  2. CLAS Sabbatical Showcase Spring Celebration, April 4

 

For Unit Heads

  1. Scheduling Considerations about Student Teaching
  2. CLAS Important Dates

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For Faculty

  1. Graduate Program Information Fair (April 4th and 5th)

For the first time, GVSU will be hosting a Graduate Fair to introduce undergraduate students to all of the graduate program options available at Grand Valley State University.  Unlike the fall Grad Fair, all 29 of our graduate programs will have a faculty representative on hand to provide information and answer questions. 
We are requesting your help in promoting this announcement by sharing the information with your students and departmental staff. Graduate Program Information Fair

Date and Time:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Thursday, April 5, 2012, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: DeVos Center » 105E- Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Description:

The Graduate Fair is an opportunity for you to meet graduate program directors and faculty advisors from all of Grand Valley State University's graduate programs in one location. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about program options, employment outlook, admissions criteria, program requirements, cost, assistantships, and more!

A Graduate Admissions representative will also be available to answer questions about applying to any program or enrolling as a Graduate Non-degree Student.

Don't miss this great opportunity to explore or apply, as you still have time to enroll in many of GVSU's graduate programs. Hope to see you there!

Steven Lipnicki, Assistant Dean of Students

 

  1. CLAS Sabbatical Showcase Spring Celebration, April 4

The 2012 CLAS Sabbatical Showcase will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2012

  • Showcase 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Grand River Room (2250 KC)
  • Spring Celebration (Awards, Dean's address, lunch) 12:00pm-1:00pm, Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC)
  • Showcase 1:00-2:00pm, Grand River Room

Due to a record number of participants, please note the new schedule above and the noon hour location.

Menu available at http://gvsu.edu/clas/sabbatical-showcase-90.htm

For Unit Heads

  1. Scheduling Considerations about Student Teaching

I wanted to alert you to something to add to your "take into consideration when scheduling" folder. ED 431, Student Teaching, has begun to include content faculty in its operations. CLAS faculty develop and provide 3 seminars and make 3 supervisory visits during the student teaching semester. It is being piloted this year with MTH, PE, GER, and HST. Next year, English and Social Studies will join the process with all units with teachable majors involved by year 2013-14.

The ED 431 seminars are taught on Tuesdays from 4-5:50 pm in the Eberhard Center. CLAS content faculty will be expected to hold class in EC, typically the seminar is the first Tuesday of the 2nd through 4th months of the semester. Please make a note to review faculty schedules who will teach the seminar in ED 431 so that there is time to travel to EC for the seminars.

CLAS and COE are holding ED 431 meetings at the start and end of each academic year to try to adjust this new program in meaningful ways.

Mary Schutten

  1. CLAS Important Dates

 

Important Dates Event Location
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 Pat Haynes, haynesp@gvsu.edu  
Mar. 28 Requests for new faculty positions (affiliates and tenure track) to UH - will be due April 30th   Mar. 29 Spring/Summer draft contracts due to dean's office   Mar. 29 CLAS Sabbatical Forum 3:30-5:00 p.m., 308 PAD
      Mar. 30 Catalog Copy Due to Records Laura Galbavi or Jerry Montag Mar. 30 CLAS Election Ballot closes 5:00pm April 1 Affiliate faculty recommendations for renewal due laugc@gvsu.edu
April 3 Year End Budget Projection forms to UH   April 4  CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration Showcase 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Grand River Room (2250 KC) Spring Celebration (Awards, Dean's address, lunch) 12:00pm-1:00pm, Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC) Showcase 1:00-2:00pm, Grand River Room (2250 KC)
April 11 Student Scholars Day  
April 16 - 20 Faculty Salary Conferences begin   April 16 Year-end budget projections 2011-12 haynesp@gvsu.edu
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 - 28 Final Exam Week   April 28 Commencement  
April 30 New faculty position requests due Courtney Sherwood sherwoco@gvsu.edu
May 1 Final Grades in Banner due before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time   May 2 Unit Head Meeting 2263 KC, 3:00-5:00 May 3 Traverse City Commencement