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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 9-25-12

For Faculty

1.   Geology Speakers of Wide Interest for Earth Science Week

2. 14th International SEAC Conference

3. The Art of Writing Compelling Letters of Recommendation

4. The FTLC Faculty Awards

For Unit Heads

5. Community Engagement: Share Your Best Practices and Creative Ideas

6. Fall Sabbatical Forum

7. CLAS Important Dates

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For Faculty

1. Geology Speakers of Wide Interest for Earth Science Week ( link to full schedule )

Faculty and students in many disciplines will want to know about the speakers to be featured in Earth Week (October 15-19).  Topics range from volcanoes to electricity generation to cultural aspects of water quality.  Check it out!

 

2. 14th International SEAC Conference (attachment)

GVSU Faculty are invited to attend the 14th International Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum (SEAC).  See flyer for details.

3. The Art of Writing Compelling Letters of Recommendation

Here's a great workshop that is cosponsored by our CLAS Academic Advising Center and FTLC.

Facilitated by: Amanda Cuevas, Director, Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships 
Tuesday October 2nd, 12 - 12:50pm, 2266 KC Wednesday October 3rd, 12 - 12:50pm, 303C DEV

Please RSVP directly to Amanda at fellowships@gvsu.edu by Wednesday, September 26.

 

4. The FTLC Faculty Awards (attachment)

The FTLC Faculty Award Guide is attached along with the corrected link:  http://www.gvsu.edu/ftlc/ftlc-teaching-awards-137.htm

 

For Unit Heads

5. Community Engagement: Share Your Best Practices and Creative Ideas (attachment)

Ruth Stegeman, Assistant Dean, Director for Community Engagement, is seeking opportunities to meet with CLAS faculty, particularly those with robust community partnerships.

Ruth can be reached at stegemar@gvsu.edu or 616-331-9120. The website for the Office for Community Engagement and the attachment offer additional information: www.gvsu.edu/community

6. Fall Sabbatical Forum

Please encourage sabbatical eligible faculty members in your department to attend the Sabbatical Forum: The fall Sabbatical Forum is being hosted by the Faculty Development Committee on Thursday, September 27, from 3:30-5:00 pm in 308 Padnos Hall. This bi-annual event allows individuals to meet with members of the FDC committee to answer any questions they may have .

Sabbatical guidelines will be reviewed and representatives from HRRC and CSCE will be available to answer questions pertaining to IRB regulations and the on-line application process.  Encourage anyone applying to attend and bring any ideas or concerns they may have for their sabbatical. Committee members are also available to conduct pre-reads. Thank you in advance for helping to get the word out!

David Stark, Chair, Faculty Development Committee

7. CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates Event Location
Sept. 27 Fall Sabbatical Forum 308 PAD; 3:30 - 5:00pm
Sept. 30 Request for promotion or early tenure form due Submit completed form to Dean's Office, B-4-232 MAK October CLAS is in the Sustainability Spotlight this month  
Oct. 1 Budget Requests for 2013-14 due Electronically to Pat Haynes ( haynesp@gvsu.edu)
Oct. 1 FTLC & CSCE Award Materials due Courtney Sherwood Oct. 1 Online Scheduling Process begins   Oct. 3 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm Oct. 10 Online Scheduling due; deadline 5:00pm   Oct. 15 Faculty sabbatical proposals due to unit   Oct. 16 Mid-term grades due from faculty before noon   Oct. 17 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm Oct. 18 & 19 CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Program (luncheon by invitation only) Keesha Hardiman Oct. 19 CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium 2:30 - 5:00pm; 308 PAD Oct. 20 Mindgating at Homecoming featuring Sociology For more info, johnstmo@gvsu.edu
Oct. 26 Winter 2013 textbook orders are due to UBS   Oct. 26 Deadline for students to drop a course with a W   Oct. 31 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC