Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 6-26-12
For Unit Heads
Gov. Rick Snyder signed the capital outlay bill June 25 in Detroit, giving approval for Grand Valley State University's proposed science lab, classroom and office building. Read more at: http://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/index.htm?articleId=7409BCB1-A683-54DF-429CA9D67F5326B3
2. President's Honor Roll ( attachment )
This is an opportunity to showcase the many ways that you positively impact your students. The annual reporting of high impact practices provides a way to highlight the service learning in your courses, the internships you oversee, student-faculty research, and other student oriented co-curricular activities. This is reported via the President's Honor Roll, a national award that GVSU has received each year of its participation. This data is collected each AY which spans SP/SU 11 through Winter 12.
GVSU has established exactly what are considered "high impact" practices. This will help focus your reporting. The categories have broadened from past requests and include:
- community-based learning within a course,
- diversity/global learning,
- learning communities,
- writing-intensive courses,
- capstone courses, and
- collaborative assignments and projects
CLAS updated the service learning information from the 2011 report with this year's current student numbers so if you have no changes in the service for your courses, we will place those in the report "as is". Don't remember? We provided your unit head with that information.
Co-curricular: not involving a course, but involving elements of service learning.
Please complete the attached form [attachment] for any new service learning courses and/or co-curricular activities save it with your last name and unit, and return it to me or Roxanne Mol by July 10, 2012.
Thank you for your impact on our students and your participation in this project to recognize your contributions!
For Unit Heads
July 4 Independence Day Recess - offices closed July 16 by noon Fall staffing plans due to Cindy Laug firstname.lastname@example.org
July 24 Fall draft contracts hand delivered to UH July 25 by 5:00pm Fall contracts due to Dean's Office Cindy Laug 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 324/330 KEN Aug. 22 FTLC Conference EC Aug. 23 CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting TBA Aug. 24 Convocation Field House Aug. 27 Fall 2011 Classes Begin