College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 2-2-10

  1. Degree Cognate Substitution- Recent Changes
  2. Faculty Awards Convocation
  3. AP Award Nominations due March 5, 2010
  4. Clarification of Deadline for Departmental Standards and Criteria for Personnel Evaluation
  5. CLAS Important Dates  



1.    Degree Cognate Substitution- Recent Changes- Mary Schutten

In the past, when approval of a substitution for a course that was part of the approved three course BS degree for a program was needed, it was approved by the department, then the Office of Academic Resources and Special Programs (formerly ARC).

Department -> ARSP -> Records

 This process has been changed to:

Department -> Dean's Office -> Records.


We have a simple online form for you to use



2.  Faculty Awards Convocation --Please Show Your Support of Your Colleagues

On Thursday, February 4 at 4:00pm, the Faculty Awards Convocation honoring faculty for major milestone years of service and University awards for excellence (in the areas of teaching, scholarship, service, and advising) will be held in Loosemore Auditorium.  

        Faculty Awards Convocation  
        Thursday, February 4, 2010   
        4 p.m.   
        Loosemore Auditorium DeVos Center   
        Pew Grand Rapids Campus

CLAS is very well represented among the awardees, and much of the excitement of being recognized is the acknowledgment of one's peers.


3.    AP Award Nominations due March 5, 2010

To nominate or add a letter of support for the AP Awards, double click on this site:     Follow the links to the AP awards descriptions /past recipients.

The A/P Achievement Award
The Commitment to Diversity Award
The Commitment to Students Award
The Innovation Award
The Outstanding Team Project Award
The Service to Community Award

4. Clarification of Deadline for Departmental Standards and Criteria for Personnel Evaluation

Please note the deadline for units to review and if necessary adjust their departmental standards and criteria for personnel evaluation is October 1, 2010.

5.    CLAS Important Dates      

Important Dates



Feb. 3

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC

Feb. 4

Faculty Awards Convocation

Loosemore Auditorium (4:00 p.m.)

Feb. 5

Niemeyer Awards Nominations due

Electronically to

Feb. 12

Materials for W10 Contract Renewal due to CPC


Feb. 12

Student Scholars Day Registration Closes


Feb. 12

Phi Kappa Phi and Department Honor Student submission due and

Feb. 15

Facilities Requests Due

Feb. 17

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC

Feb. 18

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Feb. 22

Banner Opens for mid-term grading


Feb. 26

Materials for W10 Promotion/tenure due to CPC


Mar. 1

CLAS Service Award nominations due

Unit head/supervisor

Mar. 1

Salary Adjustment Process Begins


Mar. 2

Banner closes at noon for mid-term grading


Mar. 3

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC

Mar. 5

AP Awards Nominations due

Online via

Mar. 8-12

Spring Break



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