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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 7-8-14

For Faculty and Staff

For Unit Heads

1. Does Your Unit Blog, Tweet, or Have Some Other Social Media Presence?

 

2. Old Content Clearout

 

3.  CLAS Important Dates

 

For Faculty and Staff

For Unit Heads

1. Does Your Unit Blog, Tweet, or Have Some Other Social Media Presence?

 

Many CLAS units now have some social media presence.  CLAS would like to list your offerings if we do not already list them here: http://www.gvsu.edu/clas/blogs-and-social-media-349.htm   Links can be e-mailed to clas@gvsu.edu .

 

Did you know that GVSU has social media guidelines?  http://www.gvsu.edu/socialmediaguidelines.htm

 

 

2. Old Content Clearout

 

Summer is a good time (sometimes the only time!) to spruce up unit websites.  Many new students are thinking hard about majors so this is a great time to have your best recent news, upcoming events, and up-to-date information about your faculty and staff.  After the Board of Trustees meeting in mid-July makes promotions official, it will be appropriate to update the rank of promoted faculty (often one of the only places to find that information and therefore a frequently consulted source for media).  We encourage you to post your recent research news, your fall office hours, etc.  Some faculty and staff will even have new office addresses to post!

 

3.   CLAS Important Dates

  Important Dates Event Location
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