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 Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 6-10-14

 

For Faculty and Staff

 

1. Grand Valley Social Media Guidelines

 

For Unit Heads

 

2. S tate to State Experiential Learning Regulations Reminder

 

3.  CLAS Important Dates

 

 

For Faculty and Staff

 

1. Grand Valley Social Media Guidelines

GVSU has social media guidelines available at http://www.gvsu.edu/socialmediaguidelines.htm .

 

For Unit Heads

 

2. State to State Experiential Learning Regulations Reminder - Mary Schutten

 

I want to bring some current university conversations to your attention related to state to state higher education news. GVSU like every other institution in the country is subject to State to State regulations that affect distance education, which includes both online courses and experiential learning placements (clinicals, internships, co-ops, field experiences, independent studies - namely anything for which GVSU awards credit wherein the experience is in a state other than Michigan).

 

The university had hoped that a reciprocity agreement among states would be arranged before the July 1, 2014 deadline to comply with the existing regulations. Unfortunately, the agreement will not be complete before the date, and it appears from what we know now that the agreement primarily will focus on online courses, rather than experiential learning - which is the greater concern for GVSU.  As such, even with the agreement, if the agreement stays close to the latest draft that we've seen, we will need to seek authorization from states that heavily regulate experiential learning.

At present, this impacts our students who desire experiential learning in the following states: Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Washington, and West Virginia.

Action needed: please refrain from enrolling student internships in these states for AY 2014-15 (and until GVSU develops a centralized system and makes links with the states that it makes sense for GVSU to do so).

Action needed: If students in your unit are involved in a health-based internship, Jean Nagelkerk, Vice Provost for Health needs to have that information. Many units have already done so, if your unit has not, please inform Mary Ziomkowski   ziomkoma@gvsu.edu.

 

3.  CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates Event Location
June 16 Classes end first 6 weeks   June 17, 18 and 19 CLAS Sabbatical Proposal Workshops - for details: http://www.gvsu.edu/clas/summe...  
June 17-18 Exams first 6 weeks   June 18 CLAS on the Green Volunteers and golfers wanted: clas@gvsu.edu Supporting the CLAS Scholarship Fund.  The Meadows
June 20 Drop Deadline - grade W - 12 weeks   June 23 Grades due from faculty before noon - first 6 weeks Banner and Blackboard close at this time   June 23 Classes begin second 6 weeks   June 24-26 G3 Camp    
July 4 Independence Day Recess   July 21 Fall Staffing Plans due   July 25 Drop Deadline - grade W - 2nd 6 weeks   Aug. 1 Classes end 2nd 6 weeks and 12 weeks   Aug. 4-5 Final Exams   Aug. 6 Regular faculty on payroll   Aug. 11 Grades due from faculty before noon -second 6 weeks and 12 weeks Banner and Blackboard close at this time       Aug. 13 & 14  New Faculty Orientation  Wednesday; 8am to 4:30pm AM - Kirkhof Center; PM - Mary Idema Pew Learning and information Center  Thursday, 8am to 3pm Pew Grand Rapids Campus, DeVos Center    Aug. 13 CLAS New Faculty Social By invitation only Aug. 19 Unit Head Retreat 3000 James H Zumberge Hall Aug. 19 University Faculty and Staff Picnic Great Lakes Plaza; 5:00pm Aug. 20 Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Conference  
Aug. 21 CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting  PAC
Aug. 22 Convocation   Aug. 25 Fall Classes Begin