Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 8-28-12
For Unit Heads
As is our custom, Dean Fred Antczak's speech ( Professing More: Six Ways to Extend Our Reach) from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Meeting on August 23 is available online:
A 37-page report celebrating the last four years in CLAS is available by request ( email@example.com). All CLAS Unit Heads have been provided with a copy. Please include your campus address. The report is also available as a pdf on this page: http://gvsu.edu/clas/annual-reports-of-clas-350.htm
The Provost has indicated that the University will remain open for regular business, and additional class time will not be scheduled to compensate for the cancelled classes.
For more information, click here: http://gvsu.edu/s/cC
4. Drop/Add Process (attachment)
The last day to add a course (or receive 100% tuition refunds for a course drop) for Fall 2012 is Friday, August 31, 2012 (until 5:00 pm). After that time, the late add process begins for those interested in adding a course. Attached are the steps to follow for the late addition of a course.
Students can drop courses until October 26, 2012 and receive a grade of W. For requests to drop a course after that date, there are separate procedures for that process that does not involved the College Deans Office. Students need to write a letter specifically stating why they are dropping the course(s) so late in the semester and append any relevant documentation. A late drop/add form needs to be completely filled out by the student. The completed add/drop form & the letter needs to be presented to the unit head for approval. All documentation needs to be taken to the Student Academic Success Center (Mike Messner) in 200 Student Services Building (STU) for review and final approval.
5. Statistics 319 Project (attachment)
Perhaps you have been collecting data but are just not sure what to do with it or how to best analyze it. Perhaps you have a research project that you've started but just don't seem to get finished. If this sounds like you, please review the attached flyer on how STA 319 (Statistics Project) can help. Thank you.
Soon Hong, Professor
Department of Statistics
For Unit Heads
The CLAS Dean's Office is holding a Best Practices Seminar on the process of submitting grades on September 18th, 10:30am in 2266 KC. Please encourage your clerical staff to attend. For questions, contact Roxanne Mol ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
Aug. 31 Last day to drop/add a course, 5:00pm
Sept. 3-4 Labor Day Recess; Sept. 4 no classes but offices are open Sept. 5 Share ideas with Shaily Menon for Campus Sustainability Spotlight
Sept. 5 Training session for schedule production 111 HRY, 3:00-4:00pm Sept. 9 Deadline for review of Issues Courses Sept. 18 Best Practices: Grade Training Staff; 10:30am; 2266 KC Sept. 19 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm Sept. 27 Fall Sabbatical Forum 308 PAD; 3:30 - 5:00pm
Oct. 3 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm Oct. 15 Faculty sabbatical proposals due to unit Oct. 16 Mid-term grades due from faculty Oct. 26 Deadline for students to drop a course with W