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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 6-11-13

For Faculty

 

1. Putting the green in next generation science standards

 

For Unit Heads

 

2. Unit Head Meetings

 

3. Important Dates

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For Faculty

1. Putting the green in next generation science standards

CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce:

This is a series of green chemistry events aimed at K-12 science teachers hosted by the GVSU Chemistry Department, the Regional Math and Science Center, and the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse. The series will focus on supporting K-12 teachers in developing lesson plans and activities that integrate green chemistry and sustainability into teaching and learning in their classrooms. Included will be discussions on how Green Chemistry concepts relate to the NGSS: Next Generation Science Standards (pending adoption).  The primary objectives of these sessions will be to:

  • increase awareness in K-12 education about green and sustainable chemistry
  • form communities of teachers who are interested in green chemistry
  • encourage collaboration to develop green chemistry curriculum.

The Program will be held August 13, 2013, 8:30am-3:30pm, PAD 107.   Contact: Dalila Kovacs and Andrew Lantz.  For more background information about the program, checkout the first in a series of webinars, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkvEV-h6MI0&feature=youtu.be

 

For Unit Heads

2. Unit Head Meetings (attachment)

Attached are the dates and times for the Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 Unit Head Meetings.  All meetings will be held in 2215/2215 Kirkhof Center.

3. CLAS Important Dates 

 

Important Dates Event Location
June 17 Classes End 1st 6 weeks   June 18-19 Final Exams   June 19 CLAS on the Green Scholarship benefit golf outing The Meadows Golf Course
June 24 Grades due 1st 6 week classes before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time  
June 24 Classes begin 2nd 6 weeks   June 25-27 G3 Camp G3 Camp
July 1 10th Anniversary of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences begins  
July 4 Independence Day Recess - offices closed   July 12 Request for Out of State Experiential Learning Sites Due Associate Dean Mary Schutten ( scuttenm@gvsu.edu)
July 17 by 5pm Fall staffing plans completed Send notice to Cindy Laug ( laugc@gvsu.edu)
July 26 Fall draft contracts hand delivered to Unit Heads   July 29 at noon Fall contracts due to Dean's Office Cindy Laug 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. 13 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: Putting the Green in Next Generation Science Standards Contacts Dalila Kovacs and Andrew Lantz
Aug. 14 & 15 New Faculty Orientation   Aug. 20 Unit Head Retreat Mary Idema Pew Library , Multipurpose Room
Aug. 21 FTLC Conference 8:30am - 3:00pm; Eberhard Conference Center
Aug. 22 CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting 9:30am, Louis Armstrong Theatre, Performing Arts Center Aug. 23 Convocation 11am; Field House
Aug. 26 Fall 2013 Classes Begin