College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Unit Head Mailing 2-3-09   

1.  Dr. Triezenberg, Program Director of the Van Andel Education Institute, and Dean, Van Andel Institute Graduate School will be on campus February 10th.

 

2.  AP Award Nominations (March 6, 2009 deadline)

 3. Pronto: New Communication tools for Virtual Office hours and Student Study groups.

4. CLAS Important Dates   


 

1.               Dr. Triezenberg, Program Director of the Van Andel Education Institute, and Dean, Van Andel Institute Graduate School will be on campus February 10th. (attachment).

Dr. Triezenberg will be discussing summer research internships, Physician-Scientist training opportunities, and other opportunities. This event is co-sponsored by the CLAS Academic Advising Center and the Van Andel Research Institute. Please share this data and flyer with interested faculty and students.

2.               AP Award Nomination Forms

Please consider nominating one of the many skilled and energetic CLAS AP staff who support us. The deadline is March 6, 2009. Check out the links for detailed criteria and nomination forms.

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

3.   Pronto: New Communication tools for Virtual Office hours and Student Study groups.

 

New Instant Messaging and Voice Communication Tools for Blackboard are now available to faculty and students. Wimba Pronto, was recently installed on the University's Blackboard system.  Pronto is an instant messaging and voice chat tool that allows students and instructors to meet live and online. This new tool provides an opportunity for you to use instant messaging and/or chat to communicate with your students and/or groups of your students. 

 

It is the perfect way for your students to host study group sessions. It makes it easy for faculty to hold an evening test review in their slippers at home or hold productive virtual office hours.

During this workshop we will also demonstrate the Whiteboard capabilities of Blackboard to enhance your online communication with your students.

 

Participants will learn how to use and install Pronto, as well as review the current collaboration tools (such as Blackboards virtual classroom) as additional communication tools.

 

Place                               Date                             Time

205 A Dev                        Monday 2/9/09              12:00PM - 1:00PM

111 Henry Hall                  Wednesday 2/11/09       1:00PM - 2:00PM

 

Registration is required:

Visit www.gvsu.edu/seminar  

Login with your network  user ID  and password       example:  smithj.dept

Click IT Workshops & Seminars

Scroll to Pronto: New Communication tools for Virtual Office hours and Student Study groups. 

4.     CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates

 Event

 Location

Feb. 5

Faculty Awards Convocation

4:00 Loosemore Auditorium/DEV

Feb. 6

Submissions for Niemeyer Awards due

Electronic only to Laugc@gvsu.edu

Feb. 9

W09 materials for contract renewal due

To CLAS Personnel Committee

Feb. 11

Unit Head Meeting

2263 KC (note location change)

Feb. 13

Student Scholarship Day registration closes

 

Feb. 13

Student Awards Nominations due

 

Feb. 14

Awards of Distinction Student Scholarship Competition

 

Feb. 15

Facilities Requests Due

wicklunp@gvsu.edu (taken through 2-16-09)

Feb. 17

Recommended Sabbaticals approval by Board of Trustees

 

Feb. 19

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Feb. 20

Banner Opens for Mid-Term Grading

 

Feb. 21

Awards of Distinction Student Scholarship Competition

 

Feb. 23

W09 Materials for Tenure or Promotion Due

To CLAS Personnel Committee

Feb. 24

Banner Closes for Mid-Term Grading

 

Mar.6

AP Award Nominations due

 

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