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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 Event Location
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 Commencement  
April 30 New faculty position requests due 
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