College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 1-26-10

1.    CLAS Service Awards   

2.    Reminder  on Salary Adjustment Process   

3.    AWRI Summer Internships/Opportunities – March 2010 deadlines 

4.    Mark your calendars for upcoming Fall CLAS Events 

5.    Student Scholarship Information  

6.   Auditors 

7.    2010 Annual Awards Banquet and Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony  Student Academic Success Center 

8.    Increase Demand for Media Production  

9.    CLAS Important Dates    




1.    CLAS Service Awards

This form needs to be submitted to Unit Head/Supervisor by March 1, 2010. Final completed packet submitted to Dean’s office by March 16th. CLAS Service awards include AP Service Award, Lifetime Faculty Award, and Annual Faculty Award.


 2. Reminder on Salary Adjustment Process – Gary Stark

If your department decides, by a two-thirds majority vote, to waive peer review of Faculty Activity Reports (FARs), this decision must by communicated in writing to the Dean (email to laugc@gvsu.edu) by February 1.


3. AWRI Summer Internships/Opportunities –March 2010 deadlines

Please check out the announcements, applications, and deadlines for the following AWRI Internships/Opportunities:

  • Bill and Diana Wipperfurth Student Research Scholarship
  • D. J. Angus – Scientech Educational Foundation Internship
  • R. B. Annis Undergraduate Student Internships
  • Dr. Ronald W. Ward Scholarship


4. Mark your calendars for upcoming Fall CLAS Events

Fall 2010 GVSU Homecoming will be Oct 9th. Therefore Alumni –In-Residence will be Oct 7th and 8th with the Distinguished Alumni-In-Residence Recognition luncheon will be held on Oct 8th. Also CLAS Mindgating will be held on Oct 9th in conjunction with the homecoming events.


5.  Student Scholarship Information – Monica Johnstone

We've noted an increase in the number of parents and students searching websites for scholarship information.  When they have trouble with some aspect of it (for instance, can't find the deadline), they contact the Dean's Office.  Some departments have recently upgraded their online scholarship information.  Hats off to them!  I strongly recommend that all departments review what they have on their websites about departmental scholarships and make any needed adjustments.

~ Monica


6. Auditors (attachment) - Mary Schutten

Faculty advisors often must contact academic auditors regarding course substitutions or graduation audits. Attached is the most current list of auditors, please share with your advisors for their use.  



7. 2010 Annual Awards Banquet and Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony (attachment) - message Student Academic Success Center

It is time to identify and recommend Students from your College/Programs for Phi Kappa Phi and honor awards. Your department list of eligible students will be emailed directly to the Chairs. Guidelines and contacts are also included.  Please be sure to note the deadline for submitting student and faculty representative information is no later than noon on Friday, February 12.


8. Increase Demand for Media Production – message from Tony Thompson

I have started a conversation between the School of Communications and other non-academic units at GVSU about the increasing demand for media productions, from both on and off campus.  As you know, we get several requests each week to have students create videos and other kinds of media products.  NIS, IT, WGVU, and Event Services all receive requests, from promotional videos to recording guest speakers, etc.  I have spoken with some of these groups on campus, and with Jon Jellema, and would like to assemble a larger group to discuss the issue further with Jon.

It would be helpful to know some information from the units in CLAS in advance of this meeting. 
We'd like to know:

1) What kind of requests to produce media, if any, other units receive.

2) What kinds of projects units have had done recently (Projects such as edited video presentations, teaching materials, promotional videos, recorded guest lectures, etc.) whether the project was done in house by faculty/staff/students, or by a professional vendor, whether these were then put on a website or not, and if available, the approximate cost of the production.

3) If they anticipate doing a project in the near future, and if so, what kind and for what purpose.

4) What a unit would consider doing if a project could be done internally (at GVSU) for a reasonable cost.
Send your responses directly to Tony via email – thompsoa@gvsu.edu

Thank you,


9.  CLAS Important Dates      

Important Dates



Feb. 1

Faculty submit FAR’s to Unit Head


Feb. 1

Waiving peer review of FARs? – notice is due


Feb. 3

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC

Feb. 4

Faculty Awards Convocation

Loosemore Auditorium (4:00 p.m.)

Feb. 5

Niemeyer Awards Nominations due

Electronically to laugc@gvsu.edu

Feb. 12

Materials for W10 Contract Renewal due to CPC


Feb. 12

Student Scholars Day Registration Closes


Feb. 12

Phi Kappa Phi and Department Honor Student submission due

spaldima@gvsu.edu and amersona@gvsu.edu

Feb. 15

Facilities Requests Due


Feb. 17

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC

Feb. 18

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Feb. 22

Banner Opens for mid-term grading


Feb. 26

Materials for W10 Promotion/tenure due to CPC




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