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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 5-7-13

For Faculty

 

1. Campus Update

2. We’re on the move! – From the Provost Office

3. Course Use of D. J. Angus and W. G. Jackson

4. Curriculum Committee 

5.  Reminder: Presidential Honor Roll Report Request-- from the Office of the Provost

 

 

For Unit Heads

 6. President Honor Roll – the unit (group) summary sheet sent for your review

7. CLAS Important Dates

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For Faculty

1. Campus Update (attachment)

 

Pedestrian Traffic Plan

The pedestrian traffic walking plan for the routing around the construction zone in Lot F and Campus Drive is attached.  The site perimeter is still being set up this week and should be finished by Friday including the temporary walk from Campus Drive to the entrance at the FH.  Interior signage is being made to help pedestrians understand where a door will lead them upon their exit.  These signs will also be posted at key exit locations.   Please post the attachment in your department and thank you for your help in getting this out to students/staff/faculty.  If you have any questions or concerns please call 331-3000.

 

2. We’re on the move! – From the Office of the Provost

As you may have heard, the Provost’s Office, along with other Senior Management Team (SMT) members housed in Zumberge (JHZ), will temporarily move to the DeVos Center for approximately one year!  We thought it would be helpful for you to have information about our temporary location.

On Tuesday, May 14, the JHZ Provost’s Office staff will move to the 5th floor of DeVos.  Beginning that day, you should direct all mail to us at 520C DEV.  Deliveries to JHZ after Monday, May 13 are not possible.  We will remain at DeVos until the remodel of JHZ is complete in May 2014.

In addition to the current Academic Affairs offices in AuSable Hall, Provost Davis and other SMT members will have perch office space in Seidman House.  We will continue to schedule meetings on the Allendale campus as the calendar permits.

The Provost Office staff currently housed in AuSable Hall will remain in their current space throughout this year.  We have, however, made some changes in the location of support personnel.  Below is information about the office location, phone numbers, and support staff for each Provost Office member.

 

Name

Office Location

May 14

Phone

Extension

Support Staff

DeVos Center

Provost Gayle Davis

520C DEV

1-2400

Mary Albrecht

Maria Cimitile

520C DEV

1-2400

Linda Stratton

Joe Godwin

520C DEV

1-2400

Linda Stratton

Jon Jellema

520C DEV

1-2400

Linda Stratton

Mary Albrecht

520C DEV

1-2196

 

Linda Stratton

520C DEV

1-2181

 

AuSable Hall

Nancy Giardina

2172 ASH

1-2400

Kim Saindon

Julie Guevara

2172 ASH

1-2400

Kim Saindon

Kim Saindon

2172 ASH

1-2176

*normal work hours 9:00-3:30

Lisa Surman-Haight

1147 ASH

1-2172

 

 

 

3. Course Use of D. J. Angus and W. G. Jackson (attachment)

It is again time to reserve the research vessels D. J. Angus and W. G. Jackson for use during the 2014 season (through Fall Semester, 2014).  A few details that you might wish to keep in mind are attached.

 

4. Curriculum Committee 

The CLAS Curriculum Committee has concluded its work for the Winter 2013 semester and does not convene during the Spring/Summer semesters. UCC has also concluded its work.  New proposals entered into the system over the summer will be reviewed beginning Fall 2013. Proposal resubmissions will be reviewed by the CCC chair during the Sp/Su. Judith Corr is the current chair. Fast track proposals (e.g. prerequisite reduction) are processed throughout the academic year.

 

5. Reminder: Presidential Honor Roll Report Request-- from the Office of the Provost (attachment

As you know we have requested submissions of information for the 2012-2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll over the past few months.  Perhaps the end of the semester busy-ness prevented you from submitting information on the many wonder opportunities provided to your students. We ask that you do your best to provide as accurate information as possible. Each unit head was provided a master sheet of what was reported for your unit in last year’s report, so you could ask to update that sheet rather than this form. We have a target date of May 15 to complete data gathering.

Thank you for all you do for our students.

Attached please find a spreadsheet (attachment) for your use.

The definitions we are using to categorize the information needed are the following:

  1. Academic service-learning (service that is integrated with academic course content and may include research, fieldwork, internships etc.);
  2. Co-curricular service-learning (not part of an academic course, but utilizing service-learning elements).

Below is a brief example. Please note that if you do not know the exact number of hours per student or faculty, you can estimate.

 

Example:

Acad. Service Course

# of Students

# of Hours per Student

Total # Hours for all students

# of faculty

# of Hours per faculty

XXX320 (02)

15

5

75

 1

 3

XXX340 (multiple sections)

100

20

2000

 3

 25

Co-curricular Activities

# of Students

# of Hours per Student

Total # Hours for all students

 

 

Bikes for Kids

25

4

100

1

5

Both categories of Academic and Co-curricular  includes both direct and indirect services, but you need not report on each (e.g. direct service may be providing food for the needy, while indirect may be assessing community nutrition needs). (The distinction is merely to remind you of the different types of service that you might include.) Please respond to Mary Schutten by May 15, 2013.


For Unit Heads

6. President Honor Roll – the unit (group) summary sheet sent for your review

We have made our final request to faculty to submit their individual data for the PHR, see item #4. We had sent you a summary sheet of activity for the entire unit from the previous report.  Please review and return your Presidential Honor Roll unit summary data sheets with any edits to Courtney Sherwood or Mary Schutten by May 15, 2013. Thank you for your assistance in this process.

 

7. CLAS Important Dates

 

Important Dates

Event

Location

May 15

Presidential Honor Roll data sheets due

To Courtney Sherwood

May 27

Memorial Day Recess – office closed

 

June 17

Classes End 1st 6 weeks

 

June 18-19

Final Exams

 

June 19

CLAS on the Green Scholarship benefit golf outing

 

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

8:30am – 3:00pm; Eberhard Conference Center

Aug. 22

CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting

TBA

Aug. 23

 Convocation

11am; Field House

Aug. 26

Fall 2013 Classes Begin

 

 

 

 

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