College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 10-21-08   

1.    Open House in the Geology and Physics Department

2.    Mentoring and Principles of teaching evaluations

3.    2009 Scholarship Announcement of West Michigan Chapter of Air and Waste Management Association (WMAWMA)

4.    Update on Human Research and Review Committee

5.    Lecture by William Pope L.

6.    Prerequisites for  Winter 09 semester

7.    CLAS Important Dates

1.      Open House in Geology and Physics Department

 The Geology and Physics Department extend an invitation to all to visit their new office on Oct. 31, 2008. See the attached flyer for further details.  (attachment)

2.      Mentoring and Principles of teaching evaluations  – message from Darren Walhof

"As you mentor new faculty, help your colleagues reflect on their teaching, and look ahead to personnel reviews next semester, please keep in mind the recommendations on mentoring (2006) and the statement of principle on teaching evaluations (2008) from the CLAS Faculty Development Committee. Both documents are attached and are also available on the CLAS Faculty Blackboard site. Feel free to share them with the faculty members in your units as well." ~Darren

(attachments:   recommendations on mentoring ;    statement of principle on teaching evaluations )

3.      2009 Scholarship Announcement of West Michigan Chapter of Air and Waste                   Management Association (WMAWMA).

See the attached flyer for scholarship opportunity for eligible students who are pursuing a career in environmental protection.  (attachment)

4.      Update on Human Research and Review Committee (attachment)-message from Paul J.  Reitemeier, Chair, Human Research Review Committee

Effective October 23, 2008, the Human Research Review Committee (HRRC) will stop accepting paper documents and files and convert to a secure, on-line document management program called IRBNet. 


This system change requires two (2) adjustments for which we request your immediate assistance.


Please read and share the attached information with all faculty and staff who conduct human subjects research, or who supervise student research.


All protocols must be submitted online starting October 23, 2008


5.      Lecture by William Pope. L. (attachment)-message from Paul Wittenbraker

Please join us for a lecture by visual and performance-theater artist William Pope.L. 

-Visiting Artist Committee, Grand Valley State University Department of Art and Design


Some Recent Things I Made That Do Not Go Together - a lecture by William Pope.L.

 7:30 PM 
 Thursday, October 30th, 2008
 UICA -Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
 47 Sheldon Blvd, Grand Rapids, MI 


6.      Prerequisites for Winter 2009 – message from Sherril Soman

Here is the latest prerequisite error list (attachment). Students on this list have not satisfied prerequisites for classes in which they are enrolled for Winter 09 semester.


Please contact students as set out in the July 17, 2008 memo.  I'll work with the registrar to determine deadlines.



7.      CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates



Oct. 22

Unit Head Meeting (What Counts As Scholarship?)

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

Oct. 23

Webinar – Faculty Collegiality: A Tourniquet for a Hemorrhaging Department

1:00-2:00 p.m., B-2-226 MAK

Oct. 23

Search for A.D. for students and curriculum presentation, followed by reception

2:15-3:15, 2263 KC

Oct. 24

Search for A.D. for students and curriculum-presentation, followed by reception

1:30-2:30, 2263 KC

Oct. 24

CLAS Research Colloquium

2:30-5:00, 308 PAD

Oct. 24

Oct. 25

Dance Stars Across America, Fall Arts Celebration

8:00 p.m. Louis Armstrong Theatre

2:00 p.m. Louis Armstrong Theatre

Oct. 29

Poetry Night, Fall Arts Celebration

7:00 p.m. Eberhard Center

Oct. 31

CLAS Casual Costume Friday

Trick-or-Treat in the CLAS Dean’s Office, B-4-232 MAK

Oct. 31

Out of the Box Discussions – sponsored by CLAS Faculty Council and CLAS Development Committee

Registration is now open

8:00-10:00a.m., 2270 KC


Nov. 3

Sabbatical Proposals due to CPC

B-4-232 MAK

Nov. 5

Unit Head Meeting

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

Nov. 14

Staffing Plans for W09 due

Pam Kellogg

Nov. 19

Unit Head Meeting

3:00-5:00, 2270 KC-note location change

Nov. 21

CLAS Research Colloquium

2:30-5:00, 308 PAD

Nov. 21

Draft W09 Contract letters to Unit Head


Nov. 25

Draft W09 Contract letters back from Unit Head


Nov. 26-28

Thanksgiving Recess



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