College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 10-5-10

1.    Curriculum Materials Library

2.    AP Awards subcommittee is seeking nominations

3.    Would you like to attend a meeting on Collective Computing?

4.    Herbert L. VanderMey Internship  and GVSU Student  Intern Application 

5.    Survey Results from MCAT group

6.    CLAS Important Dates

1.            Curriculum Materials Library (attachment) – message from Lee Van Orsdel, Dean of University Libraries

See the attached announcement from Dean Van Orsdel regarding the Curriculum materials library.

2.       AP Awards subcommittee is seeking nominations – Sue Korzinek

The Administrative/Professional Awards Subcommittee at Grand Valley State University seeks nominations for five esteemed awards! The purposes of these awards are to recognize outstanding achievement, as well as any extraordinary contribution from specific units of the university.

All students, faculty, staff and community members at GVSU are encouraged to nominate an Administrative / Professional staff member for an award!

The award categories are as follows:
 A. Outstanding Team Project Award - to recognize the work of an ad-hoc team of A/P staff members from two or more departments that accomplish a project benefiting the university.  This award would emphasize work of staff members across unit lines.  Nominations would outline the (1) success of the project, (2) how the project benefits the university, (3) what goals and objectives were met, (4) time frame of the project.

B.  Service to Community Award - to recognize an individual A/P staff member that has gone above and beyond professional responsibilities in contributing his/her expertise and service to at least one of the following: (1) the GVSU community, (2) the professional organization of his/her discipline, or (3) the local/national/international community.

C.  Commitment to Students Award - to recognize an individual A/P staff member who shows a commitment to serve as a strong mentor to GVSU students beyond the person's normal professional responsibilities and regardless of his/her professional role.  Nominations should outline the person's trustworthiness and skills with students in the areas of advising, advocacy, referrals, listening, accessibility, and motivation.  Recipients must be nominated by a student or at least have a letter of support from a student, and student comments would be weighed heavily in the selection process.

D.  Commitment to Diversity Award - to recognize an individual A/P staff member who serves as an example to others in their commitment to diversity beyond the scope of his/her professional responsibilities.  A person who demonstrates through action the ideals of cultural diversity and interculturalism, and who helps others gain greater understanding of diversity and interculturalism.

 E.  Innovation Award - to recognize an individual A/P staff member whose innovative ideas and practices benefit the university in a specific way, as outlined in the nomination.  This could include methods to improve cost-efficiency, changes in procedures, creating new programs or services, or leading new initiatives.

To nominate, please visit us at
http://www.gvsu.edu/ap/awards.  Nomination process open through March 4, 2011.

Let the Administrative / Professional staff know how important they are to the GVSU Community! Nominate today!


Susan K. Korzinek

Director, Information Technology

3)            Would you like to attend a meeting on Collective Computing?

The College is exploring how we might help in the area of collective computing.  With a growing number of faculty making use of enormous data sets and computational methodologies, the College wants to look at the most cost effective and streamlined ways of supporting the work of these faculty members.  We’re hoping to gather the appropriate relevant parties to see what needs we have and possibilities for synergy.  If you would like to be invited, please e-mail clas@gvsu.edu

4.        Herbert L. VanderMey Internship  and GVSU Student  Intern Application  (attachment )  – Al Steinman

Please take a look at the internship opportunities for Annis Water Resources Institute.

5.        Survey Results from MCAT group (attachment)- JoAnn Litton, senior advisor in CAAC:

The MCAT group conducted surveys to determine which concepts in the natural sciences entering students need to know to be successful in medical school. A link to the survey is embedded in the flyer.


6.            CLAS Important Dates      

Important Dates



Oct. 6

Unit Head Meeting (3:00-5:00)

2215/2216 KC

Oct. 8

Distinguished Alumni-In-Residence Luncheon*


Oct. 9

CLAS Mindgating (Experiencing Science)


Oct. 11

Midterm Exams begin


Oct. 11

Round 1 Schedule due to UH (tentative)


Oct. 13

50th @ Noon Lecture Series

12:00-12:45, Cook-DeWitt Center

Oct. 15

CLAS Research Colloquium

2:30-5:00/308 PAD

Oct. 15

Sabbatical Proposals due to UH


Oct. 15

Space Request due


Oct. 18

Round 1 schedule due back to Dean’s office

kelloggp@gvsu.edu (hard copy and electronic)

Oct. 19

Mid-term grades due on Banner by noon


Oct. 20

Unit Head Meeting (3:00-5:00)

2215/2216 KC

Oct. 26

Inclusion Advocate Meeting (required)

2:00 - 4:00 pm, 119 CHS - Hager Auditorium

Oct. 28

Out of the Box Workshop sponsored by CLAS Faculty Council

11:30-1:00, 2266 KC

 *by invitation only


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