College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 11-9-10

1.         November is American Indian Heritage

2.         Winter 2011 Unit Head Meeting dates     

3.         Inclusion Advocate Orientation – Nov. 11, 2010

4.         Choose your table--CLAS Teaching Showcase – November 22, 2010

5.         Call for Submissions for Author Recognition 

6.         CLAS Important Dates


1.           November is American Indian Heritage Month (attachment) –Office of  Inclusion and Equity

November is American Indian Heritage Month and the attachment list all the upcoming events. Please mark your calendars.

~Office of Inclusion and Equity 

2.       Winter 2011 Unit Head Meeting dates (attachment)

3.       Inclusion Advocate Orientation – Nov. 11, 2010

An Inclusion Advocate Orientation will held November 11, 2010, 10:00am - 12:00pm in 2215/2216 Kirkhof Center.  This session will train faculty and staff members how to be Inclusion Advocates/Inclusion Champions.  Register on  

4.        Choose your table--CLAS Teaching Showcase – Nov. 22, 2010

The CLAS Teaching Showcase brings together faculty from across the college for lunch, round table discussions, and sharing of ideas about effective teaching.  14 faculty members will present teaching techniques in small group settings to encourage discussion.  Monday, November 22, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Grand River Room (2250 KC).

See   to read descriptions of the offerings and to register for the table of your choice,  Lunch is included.

5.       Call for Submissions for Author Recognition

The Dean of GVSU Libraries has made the annual call for submission of faculty published works for recognition and honor.  Submissions are due to by January 14, 2011.  Please encourage your colleagues to grasp this opportunity to display to all of our constituencies the productivity and creativity of our faculty.


6.       CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates




Nov. 10

50th @ Noon Lecture Series

Cook-DeWitt Center

Nov. 15

Out of the Box Workshop sponsored by CLAS Faculty Council (last one for 2010)

2270 KC

Nov. 15

Staffing Plans for Winter 2011

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


Dec. 2

GVSU Service  Awards and Holiday Party

Grand River Room, 3:00-5:00

Dec. 3

CLAS Holiday Open House

Pere Marquette Room, 2204 KC, 11:30-1:15 p.m.

Dec. 8

Unit Head Meeting

2263 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Dec. 10


Van Andel Arena, 10:00-12:00 p.m.

Dec. 13-17

Final Exam Week


Dec. 13

Round two schedule to UH (tentative)

Due back to Dean’s office Jan. 3.

Dec. 21

Final Grades Due from Faculty


Dec. 21

Blackboard closes for upgrade


Dec. 24

Offices closed until Jan. 3, 2011





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