College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 11-25-08   

  1. PIC offers grants for faculty development   
  2. Records Retention Policy (most recent version) from Joe Godwin   
  3. CLAS Alumni News, call for news  
  4. CLAS Important Dates   


1. PIC offers grants for faculty development
The Padnos International Center is offering grants for faculty members to participate in seminars sponsored by the Council on International Education Exchange.

Grand Valley is a member institution of CIEE, which offers many faculty development seminars each summer. Seminars are short-term, intensive, educational experiences designed to challenge preconceptions and open minds to a wide variety of issues shaping the world. The 2009 seminars will be held in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. 

The deadline to apply for a CIEE grant is December 15. Applications are online at, click on "Faculty and Staff." Participation is limited to tenured, tenure-track, +and full-time affiliate faculty. For a list of seminars, visit the CIEE Web site at

For more information, contact Mark Schaub, director of the PIC, at or x13898.

2. Records Retention Policy (most recent version) from Joe Godwin (attachment)

We have incorporated all of the comments received from the Deans Council and the Provost has approved the attached Records Retention Policy. 


Please share this information with your various units.


Thank you,

Joe Godwin, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs


3. CLAS Alumni News, call for news – request from Monica Johnstone

Soon I will begin preparing the second issue of CLAS Alumni News, an e-newsletter that reaches over 7,000 CLAS alums for whom we have an e-mail address.  This newsletter contains news about Alumni, Faculty and Students.


I'm seeking any updates from you that I may not have received --with a focus on the period since we sent our first e-newsletter (May 15, 2008).  There is no need to resend items you have already supplied to me.




CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates



Nov. 26-28

Thanksgiving Recess


Dec. 1

Out of the Box Lunch

 2204 KC, 12:00-2:00

Dec. 3

Unit Head Meeting-Canceled


Dec. 4

GVSU Holiday Party

3:00-5:00, Grand River Room

Dec. 5

CLAS Holiday Luncheon

11:30-1:15, Pere Marquette Room, KC

Dec. 5

Caroling Tubas

12:45, foyer of KC

Dec. 5

Carillon Holiday Open House

1:00-3:00 @ Carillon Tower Plaza

Dec. 8-12

Final Exam Week


Dec. 16

Final Grades Due from faculty



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