College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

 

Unit Head Mailing 11-2-10

1.             Submission process for graduate letters of recommendation is going electronic

2.             Funding Study Abroad Student Information Session

3.             Swim at Your Own Risk –seminar on by Dr. Richard Whitman on Nov. 12 at 2:00

4.             Group Study Exchange Opportunity with Rotarians – short leadtime of Nov. 10th

5.             Using Assessment Measures: Following Through on Your Goals and Objectives Seminar on Nov. 4th

6.             CLAS Important Dates

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1.            Submission Process for Graduate Recommendation Letters/Forms is Going Electronic - Fred 

An electronic process for the submission of graduate recommendation forms and letters of recommendation is under development by the Office of Graduate Studies, the Office of Admission, Information Technology, and Institutional Marketing.  Graduate Program Directors in CLAS will be contacted directly about a meeting to discuss this process and solicit their input by the end of the Fall semester. So now is the time to make any recommendations you may have to our Graduate Program Directors (Dave Elrod, Debra Burg, Eric Snyder [while Mark Luttenton is on sabbatical], Ben Lockerd and Alex Nesterenko).  Many faculty and their best students will benefit when a universal form is developed that will have sufficient flexibility to allow graduate programs to collect all the information they desire from the applicant online.  It is the intent that this project be ready for implementation by July 1, 2011.

~Fred

2.           Funding Study Abroad Student Information Session – Amanda Cuevas

 

Need $ to study abroad?

 

The Office of Fellowships and Padnos International Center present

 

Funding Study Abroad Student Information Session

When: Wednesday, November 10th

Where: 1104 KC  

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

 

Come Learn about…

·         The Padnos International Center (PIC) Scholarship Application Process

·         Nationally Competitive Study Abroad Funding Opportunities and how to start preparing for them

·         And hear from current GVSU scholarship recipients

 

Event Flyer: http://www.gvsu.edu/cms3/assets/A91F403B-E686-1C5E-64719E4FC52D270A/workshops/fall_2010_study_abroad_funding_info_session_flyer.pdf

 

Slide for In-Class Announcement: http://www.gvsu.edu/fellowships/workshops-21.htm (Last link on this webpage)

 

Amanda Cuevas, M.A.

Director, Office of Fellowships

 

3.            Swim at Your Own Risk –seminar on by Dr. Richard Whitman on Nov. 12 at 2:00 (attachment)

 

4.         Group Study Exchange Opportunity with Rotarians – short leadtime of Nov. 10th – Jon Jellema

Ed Kaminski, Rotary International District 6290, just notified us of a great opportunity with a very short deadline.

 

The opportunity: Rotary picks up almost all of the cost, including the airfare, for a group of 5-6 professionals who are non-Rotarians, ages 25-40, to visit a foreign country. 

 

This summer (June 12- July 13) they visit Hannover, Germany. Some knowledge of German (not fluency) is preferred.  Candidates are chosen in large part based on their enthusiasm. Could we muster 3 or 4 applications from GVSU?

 

The timeline: Ed needs completed applications by November 10.

 

Use Google, type in "Rotary Org: Group Study Exchange" to download the form. 

 

Fill out the form and send directly to Ed Kaminski, 8765 Lehman Road, Montague, MI 49437.

 

Selected candidates will be interview in Cadillac, MI  on November 20th -- again, enthusiasm seems to be the key.

 

5.          Using Assessment Measures: Following Through on Your Goals and Objectives Seminar on Nov. 4th

 

Using Assessment Measures: Following Through on Your Goals and Objectives

Thursday, November 4
10:00 - 11:30am
2201 KC

 

Please join us for a special workshop on assessment measures. We will address definitions of measures, how to write measures, how to determine appropriate measures, and how measures differ from tasks. Session facilitators will be Dr. Julie Guevara, our very own Academic Assessment and Accreditation Officer and Dr. Holly VanScoy, President of Academic Research Associates.

 

Please register by visiting www.gvsu.edu/seminar  in the Teaching and Learning category.

 

6.          CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates

Event

Location

Nov. 3

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

2215/2216 KC

Nov. 10

50th @ Noon Lecture Series

Cook-DeWitt Center

Nov. 15

Out of the Box Workshop sponsored by CLAS Faculty Council

2270 KC

Nov. 15

Staffing Plans for Winter 2011

kelloggp@gvsu.edu

Nov. 17

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

2215/2216 KC

Nov. 19

CLAS Research Colloquium

2:30-5:00/308 PAD

Nov. 22

CLAS Teaching Showcase

11:00-1:00, GRR-KC

Nov. 22

Draft Winter 2011 contract letters to UH

 

Nov. 24

Draft Winter 2011 contract letters returned

 Dean’s office

Nov. 25-26

Thanksgiving Holiday Break

 

  

 

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