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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 4-9-13

For Faculty

 

1. Spring Celebration Roundup

2. Forwarding these messages from departments

3. Classroom and hallway safety 

4. End of Term in a Nutshell

 

For Unit Heads

 

5. CLAS Important Dates ______________________________________________________________________

For Faculty

1. Spring Celebration Roundup

 

Our thanks to all of the presenters at the CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration last week.  The dean's address ( The Currency of Character: Scarcity, Abundance and the Next Transitions ) and the reports of the Faculty Governance committees are posted online for your reference.  CLAS Curriculum Committee   CLAS Faculty Council   CLAS Faculty Development Committee   CLAS Personnel Committee

2. Forwarding  these messages from departments

 

                Celebrate a brilliant career and a new dawn for Deanna Morse (School of Communications)

Retirement open house,  April 24, 3-5pm (remarks at 3:30) in Alumni House.

 

                Come and celebrate 20 years of service to GVSU by Caroline Cascini (CLAS Advising Center)

Retirement Open House, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3-5:00 pm (remarks at 3:30), Alumni House

 

3. Classroom and hallway safety

 

It has been pointed out by some unit heads that in the classroom buildings there is an increase in the number of students gathered on narrow hallway floors working on small group assignments. In the older buildings in particular, groups of students sitting or lying in the narrower hallways pose a risk as well as impede the flow of traffic. If you are sending students to the hallways to work, please direct them to the more open areas of the building or possibly an adjacent room. Thank you for your help.

 

4. End of Term in a Nutshell

 

Q.  How do I find out when my final occurs? 
A.   http://www.gvsu.edu/schedule/winter-2013-exam-schedule-74.htm

 

Q. Must I have a culminating experience?
A. Yes.  As the semester draws to a close here's a reminder about the policy for final exams.  University policy states that all classes must meet for a culminating experience during final exam week, on the appropriate scheduled exam day and time. In the event that the course structure involves a take home final or is an online course, the due date for submission of this exam should be the scheduled exam day and time. Both the Provost and the Dean expect compliance with this policy. There are no exceptions to this university policy. 

 

Q. What's the inclement weather policy during exam week?
A. http://www.gvsu.edu/gvpd/emergency-closing-policy-67.htm

 

Q. Grades are due when?
A. All grades must be in before noon on April 30.  Please review your grades to make sure none are inadvertently missed.  Also, any grades of F require a last date of academic activity, and awarding an I (incomplete) includes filling out a short form.  Failure to complete these requirements holds up all of your grades for that course-not just that one F or I.

 

For Unit Heads

5. CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates Event Location
Apr. 10 18th Annual Student Scholarship Day  
Apr. 11 CLAS Sabbatical Forum 3:30-5:00pm; 308 PAD
Apr. 12 2012-2013 Fiscal Year-End Projections due Pat Haynes Apr. 17 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Apr. 22 Banner Opens for Final Grading   Apr. 22-26 Final Exam Week Final exam schedule
Apr. 27 Commencement 3:00pm; Commencement
Apr. 30 Final Grades due before noon  
May 1 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm May 2 Traverse City Commencement 6:00pm; Traverse City Commencement
May 6 Classes begin 1st 6 weeks and 12 weeks   May 27 Memorial Day Recess - office closed   June 17 Classes End 1st 6 weeks   June 18-19 Final Exams   June 24 Grades due 1st 6 week classes before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time   June 24 Classes begin 2nd 6 weeks   July 4 Independence Day Recess - offices closed   Aug.2 Classes end 2nd 6 weeks and 12 weeks   Aug. 5-6 Final Exams   Aug. 12 Grades due 2nd 6 weeks and 12 weeks before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time   Aug. 14 & 15 New Faculty Orientation   Aug. 20 Unit Head Retreat TBA Aug. 21 FTLC Conference TBA Aug. 22 CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting TBA Aug. 23 Convocation TBA Aug. 26 Fall 2013 Classes Begin