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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 7-1-14

For Faculty and Staff

1. Big Changes In Your Life?

For Unit Heads

2. Easing student stress related to "who to call": Petitions to Return Following Dismissal - Mary Schutten

 

3.  CLAS Important Dates

 

For Faculty and Staff

1. Big Changes In Your Life?

If you have changed your address (or your name!) this summer, please let your department and the dean's office know (Heidi Nicholson nicholhe@gvsu.edu).  

For Unit Heads

2. Easing student stress related to "who to call": Petitions to Return Following Dismissal - Mary Schutten

 

Academic Appeal Process Following Dismissal from GVSU

 

At this time in the year, there are always some students who are seeking to gain readmission to Grand Valley and fewer faculty available on campus. One key part of the readmission appeal process is a letter from the faculty advisor. This is an important step in creating the portfolio of materials required by the academic review committee. A few students have been redirected from the major department without the requisite letter from the major program faculty/unit head.  To avoid frustration caused by this redirection, please make some availability to see these students and remind the office staff of this necessary step in the process.  

 

3.   CLAS Important Dates

  Important Dates Event Location
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