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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 5-8-12

For Faculty

1. Call for volunteers for CLAS on the Green

For Unit Heads

2. Winter 2012 Grade Reporting Debrief

3. Latex Free

4. CLAS Important Dates

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For Faculty

1. Call for volunteers for CLAS on the Green 

A couple of weeks ago you received an announcement for CLAS on the Green. This inaugural golf scramble will be held at The Meadows on the afternoon of June 20, with all net proceeds going toward the newly created CLAS Student Scholarship Fund.  As you might expect , the planning committee is in need of several volunteers to run the registration table and a variety of events throughout the day.  Volunteering is a wonderful way for non-golfers to play a vital role in the success of CLAS on the Green.   So if you're not playing, if you can afford to give an afternoon of your time on June 20 and if you would like to help launch the CLAS Student Scholarship Fund, please consider joining your colleagues by volunteering for CLAS on the Green-if you have interest in serving as a volunteer, please contact Aaron Perry via email at perryar@gvsu.edu .  Thank you in advance for your time and support of our students.

 

For Unit Heads

2. Winter 2012 Grade Reporting Debrief

Thank you for all the efforts to provide the winter grades for our students prior to the noon deadline. We just completed the grade reporting process for Winter 2012, and it was the first time that a date of last academic activity was required for a failing grade. If a date of last activity is not provided for an F grade, an error message appears. If one does not read the error message and clicks Submit without providing that date, the grades for the entire class are not submitted. Perhaps a point for future emphasis will be to make sure that the date of last activity is included for F grades and to read the screen carefully to make sure grades were indeed submitted.

 

3. Latex Free

Given the increased incidences of latex sensitivity in the population, the health industry is increasingly becoming latex free, replacing latex gloves with nitrile, etc. The University is taking steps to becoming a latex free campus, most recently in food services, and one of the College's potential goals is to contribute to this effort.

In order to determine the extent to which latex is in use across the College, we are polling the unit heads.

Does your unit use latex and if so, in what form (e.g. gloves, solution) and in which areas (e.g. classrooms, labs, studios)?

Please email this information to Roxanne Mol at molr@gvsu.edu by May 31.

 

4. CLAS Important Dates

 

Important Dates Event Location
May 11 Names of representatives for CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence hardimak@gvsu.edu
May 28 Memorial Day Recess - offices closed   May 31 Information on use of latex gloves due to Roxanne Mol molr@gvsu.edu
June 4 No Credit Transfer Courses results due Associate Dean Mary Schutten schutmar@gvsu.edu
June 18 Classes End 1st 6 weeks   June 19-20 Final Exams   June 20 CLAS on the Green Golf Outing - to benefit new CLAS Scholarship http://gvsu.edu/clas/clas-on-the-green-382.htm
June 25 Grades due 1st 6 week classes before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time   June 25 Classes Begin 2nd 6 weeks   July 4 Independence Day Recess - offices closed   Aug. 3 Classes End 2nd 6 weeks and 12 weeks   Aug. 6-7 Final Exams   Aug. 6 Submission deadline for Issues course proposals   Aug. 13 Grades due 2nd 6 weeks and 12 weeks before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time   Aug. 15 & 16 New Faculty Orientation   Aug. 21 Unit Head Retreat TBA Aug. 22 FTLC Conference EC Aug. 23 CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting TBA Aug. 24 Convocation Field House Aug. 27 Fall 2011 Classes Begin