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  Unit Head Mailing 3-9-11

  1. Faculty Governance Nominations & Election
  2. Faculty can Access Grant Announcements on GRC Website
  3. Important Dates 

1) Faculty Governance Nominations & Election

The CLAS Faculty Council is accepting nominations for CLAS and University Committees (from Tuesday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 16th), and the election itself will start on Wednesday, March 23rd and run until Wednesday, March 30th. The nominations and the elections are run from the on-line ballot site which can be found at  Description of all committees, their workload, and meeting times can be found at: .  Current committee membership can be accessed at:


Let your voice be heard.  Additional nominees for committees in the areas of curriculum and assessment are particularly encouraged.


2) Faculty can Access Grant Announcements on GRC Website-- Monica Johnstone

CLAS saw a 40% increase in grant seeking activity when we began performing triage on the large external grant announcement lists and sending tailored grant announcements to departments.  The strong positive feedback for this style of information provision has been very encouraging.  Sometimes faculty express the desire to see such information on a website also.  This already exists.  Please see


3 . CLAS Important Dates


Important Dates Event Location
Mar. 1-16 Elections - CLAS Governance Nomination Website open
Mar 7-11 Spring Break   Mar. 14 Staffing Plans for S11   Mar. 14 Spring/Summer courses available on the new GVSU Servers
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 Kelloggat B-4-232 MAK
Mar. 16 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 Mar. 16 Year End Equipment Request Memos sent to UH   Mar. 16 Elections - CLAS Governance Nomination Website closes   Mar. 17 CLAS Research Colloquium 308 PAD, 2:30-5:00 Mar. 18 10th Anniversary Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium   Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Campus 1:00-3:30 p.m. 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. 23 Elections - CLAS Governance voting begins   Mar. 23 Liberal Arts Panel-Career Conversations Kirkhof Center » RM 2215/2216
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 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. 30 Elections - CLAS Governance voting ends   Mar. 31 Graduate Showcase 2011 Hager Auditorium in CHS, 4:30-7:30 Mar. 31 Year End Equipment Requests Due Pat Haynes (
April 1 Catalog Copy Changes due Jerry Montag (
      April 6 CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration Grand River Room, KC 11:00-2:00 p.m. April 13 Student Scholars Day