College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 1-5-10

1.  Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition Data

2.  Glenn A. Niemeyer Awards

3.  Adjunct Academy

4.  CLAS Important Dates 



1.             Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition Data (attachment)--Mary Schutten

When this program was discussed at Unit Heads this past fall, a request for assessment data was made. As the semester came to a close, Admissions was finally able to forward the data that exists related to the Awards of Distinction program. I hope you find this information helpful.


2.     Glenn A. Niemeyer Awards (attachments—nomination, criteria, timeline)      

A reminder that CLAS has the opportunity to submit nominations for a faculty member, a Undergraduate and a Graduate student. Please review the materials and send electronic submissions to by Feb. 5th.

3. Adjunct Academy (attachment)– Tamara Rosier

I want to remind you of an important service that FTLC offers for part-time faculty members. Adjunct Academy presents part-time faculty with an opportunity to discover new teaching strategies, learn more about GVSU and meet other part-time faculty. Past participants have responded positively to the practicality of the sessions and also enjoyed getting to know the real people who are with me in this endeavor to teach. 

The next Adjunct Academy is on January 16 from 8:30-12:00 on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.  The theme for this winters Academy is Using the Tools of the Trade. Participants will leave with new tools that they can use in their classroom.

Attached is a flier for you to share with others. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you.

Tamara Rosier, Ph.D. 
Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center

4. CLAS Important Dates      

Important Dates



Jan. 8

Final Registration


Jan. 11

Winter Personnel Materials due to dept


Jan. 11

Classes Begin


Jan. 13

Unit Head Meeting

2263 KC

Jan. 21

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Jan. 22

Student Summer Scholars applications due


Jan. 25

Student Scholars Day application opens


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






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