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Unit Head Mailing 2-15-11


  1. Academically Adrift Audio Conference (Friday, Feb 18th) 
  2. Undergraduate Research Fair (Oct. 4, 2011) 
  3. Important Dates 


  1. Academically Adrift Audio Conference (Friday, Feb 18th)- Julie Guevara 

Inside Higher Education is hosting an audio conference featuring Richard Arum, co-author of " Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses" who will discuss his book and research using College Learning Assessment data and the implications his findings have for higher education as a whole.
The event details are as follows: Date: Friday, February 18th
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (possibly a short discussion to follow) Location: Kirkhof Center, room 1142 RSVP to:
The conference is free and open to anyone who would like to attend but space is limited so if you are interested in attending, please RSVP by e-mailing me at at your earliest convenience.

2.   Undergraduate Research Fair (Oct. 4, 2011) - Mary Schutten

The undergraduate research fair is slated for Oct 4, 2011. How will your unit share the opportunities to work with faculty? This may be a time to brainstorm ways to use this event to connect with new students to the program. The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (OURS) supports the many creative/scholarly faculty and student collaborations.  Susan Mendoza (mendozsu@ of OURS ( is available to share the many resources that are available as well as help units develop information for the fair. 


 3.   CLAS Important Dates


Important Dates Event Location
Feb. 15 Facilities Request Due  
Feb. 17 CLAS Research Colloquium 308 PAD, 2:30-5:00
Feb. 17 Materials for W11 Tenure/promo Due to CPC   Feb. 18 Student Scholars Day Registration Closes   Feb. 19 Awards of Distinction Scholarship Competition CLAS contact Keesha (
Feb. 21 Banner Opens for Mid-term Grading   Feb. 23 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 Feb. 23 50th @ Noon Cook DeWitt Center, 12:00-12:45 Feb. 23 Dusty Course Forms Due CLAS Dean's Office Feb. 25 Inclusion Advocate Meeting (required for advocates)   Mar. 1 Banner Closes at noon for Mid-term Grades   Mar. 1 CLAS Service Award Nominations due CLAS Dean's Office Mar. 1 Personnel Materials (Promotion Only W11) due CPC Mar. 4 Incomplete Grade forms due   Mar. 4 AP Award Nominations Due
Mar 7-11 Spring Break   Mar. 14 Staffing Plans for S11   Mar. 15 Unit heads will submit CD of electronic copies of FARs, Workload plans, vita  to the Dean's Office Keesha (
Mar. 15 UH Summary for faculty/AP salary evaluation Pam Kellogg at B-4-232 MAK
Mar. 16 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 Mar. 17 CLAS Research Colloquium 308 PAD, 2:30-5:00 Mar. 22 Faculty & staff: Queer Theory seminar (sponsored by Allies & Advocates and CLAS); contact Dr. Laurel Westbrook ( for the pre-seminar reading. B-4-243 MAK; 4:15-5:30pm
Mar. 24 Draft S/S contracts to UH   Mar. 26 MI Regional Science Olympiad   Mar. 28 Draft S/S contracts due back B-4-232 MAK Mar. 28 Graduate Showcase 2011 Loosemore Auditorium, 4:30-7:30 Mar. 28 Phi Kappa Phi Induction        Ceremony Grand River Room, KC, 4:00 Mar. 30 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 Mar. 31 Graduate Showcase 2011 Hager Auditorium in CHS, 4:30-7:30