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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 6-26-12

For Faculty

1. Governor approves GVSU science lab building

2. President's Honor Roll

For Unit Heads

3. CLAS Important Dates

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For Faculty

1. Governor approves GVSU science lab building

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

Dear Colleagues,

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:

Service Learning:

  • Internships,
  • community-based learning within a course,
  • diversity/global learning,
  • research,
  • 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!

~Mary Schutten

 

For Unit Heads

3. CLAS Important Dates

 

Important Dates Event Location
July 4 Independence Day Recess - offices closed   July 16 by noon Fall staffing plans due to Cindy Laug laugc@gvsu.edu
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