College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Unit Head Mailing 1-20-09   

1.    The CLAS Academic Advising Website is LIVE!

2.   Request for Data from University’s Affirmative Action Office (deadline January 28)

3.   Faculty Activity Report for activity for 2008

4.   Faculty consultation on vision for new life science building grant proposal

5.   CLAS Important Dates   


 

  1. The CLAS Academic Advising Website is LIVE!

www.gvsu.edu/clasadvising

 

Thanks for your patience while we built the site. We hope that students, faculty and staff will find it useful. We would like to get folks used to using it, and we welcome the feedback.

 

~Betty 

  1. Request for Data from University’s Affirmative Action Office (deadline January 28)

A request has been made by Ken James, Assistant Vice President for Affirmative Action, for a short written summary of activities and programs that promoted awareness, increased diversity and helped foster inclusion occurring in CLAS during calendar 2008.  Examples could be retention initiatives, advertising in diverse publications, conferences and workshops staged or attended on topics like sexual harassment, recruitment and retention, working in diverse environments, etc.  So that Monica Johnstone can collate the responses from all the units in CLAS, we ask that you email your brief bulleted items to  johnstmo@gvsu.edu by January 28th.  *

  1. Faculty Activity Report for activity for 2008

The FAR is now posted on the CLAS website. Remember this document is due February 2, 2009 to your unit head.

 

  1.  Faculty consultation on vision for new life science building grant proposal

Last summer a proposal was submitted the National Institute of Standards and Technology for an unusual grant to fund the building of life science research facilities.  The GVSU proposal was ranked reasonably well among the 93 submissions.   A debrief has identified the strengths and weaknesses of the proposal, and there are indicators that more building funding may soon become available in the federal stimulus package.  The grant team is keen to seek this funding and must be ready with the revised proposal quite soon.  To improve the clarity of the vision for the science outcomes a new life science research building in Allendale would bring to GVSU, we need faculty input.  Three one-hour consultations are being held for your convenience:

    Friday, January 23 in the Lake Michigan Center, Muskegon (AWRI) at 3:00-4:00pm

    Monday, January 26 in 540 CHS 10:00-11:00am

    Wednesday, January 28 in 308 PAD 9:00-10:00am

Contact Monica Johnstone for more information 1-8125 or johnstmo@gvsu.edu

Thank you for making relevant faculty aware of this consultation process.

 

  1.  CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates

 Event

 Location

Jan. 21

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00

Jan. 22

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Jan. 23

Student Summer Scholars applications due

 

Jan. 24

Awards of Distinction Student Scholarship Competition

 

Jan. 26

Student Scholarship Day application opens

 

Jan. 28

Data on Dept. Diversity Initiatives*

johnstmo@gvsu.edu

Feb. 2

Faculty Activity Reports due

To Unit Heads

Feb. 5

Faculty Awards Convocation

4:00 Loosemore Auditorium/DEV

Feb. 6

Submissions for Niemeyer Awards due

Electronic only to Laugc@gvsu.edu

Feb. 9

W09 materials for contract renewal due

To CLAS Personnel Committee

Feb. 11

Unit Head Meeting

2263 KC (note location change)

Feb. 13

Student Scholarship Day registration closes

 

Feb. 14

Awards of Distinction Student Scholarship Competition

 

Feb. 15

Facilities Requests Due

wicklunp@gvsu.edu (taken through 2-16-09)

Feb. 17

Sabbatical Decisions by Provost

 

Feb. 19

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Feb. 20

Banner Opens for Mid-Term Grading

 

Feb. 21

Awards of Distinction Student Scholarship Competition

 

Feb. 23

W09 Materials for Tenure or Promotion Due

To CLAS Personnel Committee

Feb. 24

Banner Closes for Mid-Term Grading

 

 

 

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