Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 7-9-13
For Unit Heads
Effective July 1, 2013, the name of the Department of Music has been changed to the Department of Music and Dance.
Faculty are invited to attend a local conference on July 23 at no charge, and those who participate will receive a $200 professional development grant from the Community Service Learning Center.
The 4th Annual Collegiate Network Summer Summit Tuesday, July 23, 2013 8:15-3:00 p.m. Eberhard Center The Summer Summit establishes an opportunity for networking and building partnerships between nonprofit and higher education sectors in West Michigan. Through presentations and networking sessions, the Summit will connect educational resources from area colleges/universities to local nonprofit organizations, so they can engage effectively with student volunteers. The Summit is cohosted by the GVSU Community Service Learning Center and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. Faculty will benefit from the information presented about engaging students in effective volunteer experiences, learning about the local needs of nonprofits in our community, and from the direct networking opportunity. Additionally, the summit participants will be provided with a time to brainstorm opportunities to engage students (service learning projects, one-time volunteer events, internships, etc.) toward the end of the conference and it would be especially valuable for faculty from various disciplines to be present to engage in dialogue. The agenda for the conference can be found at www.summersummit.eventbrite.com, and faculty who wish to attend should contact Valerie Jones at email@example.com for free registration and the professional development award no later than July 19.
Subject: CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2014 HETL CONFERENCE
The International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL) invites you to submit a proposal for a presentation at its 2014 International Conference, to be held in Anchorage, in partnership with the University of Alaska Anchorage, May 31 - June 2, 2014. Proposals are solicited on all topics related to higher education including those involving new technologies and globalization related issues. Both scholarly and practice reports are invited. Participants will be from the gamut of academic disciplines across the arts, sciences, and professions, as well as from other administrative and staff functions delivering and supporting new technologies and approaches to learning. As with every HETL conference, we support participation from around the world. Please submit your proposal for a presentation before the July 26, 2013 deadline or simply join us as a conference attendee by registering. No proposal is required if you are attending but not presenting. To submit a proposal, go to https://www.hetl.org/2014-anchorage-conference-submission-form/
For details go to https://www.hetl.org/events/2014-anchorage-conference/
New pedagogies and technologies (such as blended and flipped courses, online learning, social media, MOOCs, and mobile learning) are either already impacting or likely to increasingly impact teaching and learning in your disciplines. An opportunity to explore such strategies and their impacts is The Teaching Professor Technology Conference from October 4-6, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Details are available at www.teachingprofesor.com/conferences. If you're interested in being part of a CLAS delegation to the conference, please contact Fred Antczak before August 7, and we'll see if we can touch all their bases, and maybe create sharable resources.
For Unit Heads
5. Third and final call: First Annual Request for Out-of-State Experiential Learning Sites- Reports due this week (attachment)
Thank you for your assistance in gathering information on out of state experiential learning experiences for your unit. The university must determine how many Grand Valley students are engaging in learning experiences in each of the United States on an annual basis.
The list of states and the two questions to answer are attached in an Excel spreadsheet:
- Please place the numbers of students by state who, in the last year, were engaged in experiential learning (internship, clinical, research, externship etc.) Please fill in numbers only for those states that hosted Grand Valley students.
- N.B. Taking an out-of-state online course does not fall into the category of experiential learning.
- If any of the placements were associated with a federal program, please list the number of these placements in the second column next to the appropriate state.
- Save the spreadsheet with the unit name and return.
Please return your completed electronic file even if there is no data to report to Associate Dean Mary Schutten by July 12, 2013.Thank you for your assistance with this important-and now annual--task.
6. New Faculty Orientation (Attachment)
New Faculty Orientation for Fall 2013 will be held on:
Wednesday, August 14
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(AM - Kirkhof Center; PM - Mary Idema Pew Library)
Thursday, August 15
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Pew Grand Rapids Campus
Please note these dates on your calendar. We also ask that you not schedule any daytime department meetings on these two dates. The draft orientation agenda is attached.
July 12 Responses for Out of State Experiential Learning Sites Due Associate Dean Mary Schutten ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
July 17 by 5pm Fall staffing plans completed Send notice to Cindy Laug ( email@example.com)
July 25 - 27 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: Seventh Annual Conference of the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry L.V. Eberhard Conference Center contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 CLAS New Tenure Track Faculty Social By invitation 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 Sept. 2-3 Labor Day Recess; Sept. 3 no classes but offices are open Sept. 11 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm Sept. 20 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: The CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 308 PAD
September 24 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: James W. Carey Memorial Lecture (3rd annual) Speaker : Brent Malin 7:00 pm Loosemore Auditorium
Sept. 25 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm