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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 4-3-12

For Faculty

  1. CLAS Sabbatical Showcase Spring Celebration, April 4

      2.    Call for Faculty Participants- Academic Success Institute


For Unit Heads

3.     CLAS Important Dates


For Faculty

1.   CLAS Sabbatical Showcase Spring Celebration, April 4 

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

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

Due to a record number of participants, please note the new schedule above and the noon hour location. Please remember to wear your CLAS name badges to the event.

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2.   Call for Faculty Participants- Academic Success Institute (attachment)  

The successful student success institute for Honors students has led to the creation of a new institute scheduled to begin in August 2012. The Oliver Wilson Freshman Academy students will have an opportunity to participate in the newly developed Academic Success Institute. There is a need for faculty and staff to help support this program. Please review the request and contact Sulari White  if you are interested in this professional development and student learning opportunity.


For Unit Heads

3.   CLAS Important Dates 


Important Dates



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 6

ECS will discuss proposal to reduce number of pre-tenure personnel reviews.


109 D DEV, 3:00-5:00pm

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 - 28

Final Exam Week


April 28



April 30

New faculty position requests due

Courtney Sherwood

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





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