College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Unit Head Mailing 4-22-08


1) General Education Workshop

2) Important Dates



 1) General Education Workshop

Dear Colleagues:

Attached is a flyer describing a General Education workshop in August, funded by a Pew FTLC grant. Selected faculty from across the university will compare the GVSU General Education goals to the benchmark goals articulated in AAC&U Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP).  GVSU is one of the signatory campuses for LEAP - "a ten-year campaign to champion the value of a liberal education-for individual students and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality."

Many of our General Education goals are identical to the LEAP goals.  This is an opportunity for faculty to determine if additional goals are warranted as well how to best to achieve them at GVSU.

All faculty who have taught a General Education course in the last five years are encouraged to apply!

Please see the flyer for more information.


Catherine Frerichs
Director, Pew FTLC


2) CLAS Important Dates


Important Dates





April 21-25

Salary Conferences (tentative)


April 21-25

Final Exam Week


April 26


Van Andel Arena

April 29

Final Grades Due Online by NOON


April 30

Unit Head Meeting (3:00-5:00)

215/216 KC

May 5

Position/Search Requests for 2008-09


Courtney Sherwood sherwoco@gvsu.edu

May 5 + 6

CLAS Office Product Exchange

308 PAD

May 7 + 8

CLAS Shred Fest


May 12

Budget Projections 2007-08

Pat Haynes, 312 PAD

Aug. 19

Unit Head Retreat

TBA – 9:00-4:00 tentative

Aug. 20

FTLC Teaching Conference


Aug. 21

CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting

TBA – A.M. followed by lunch

Aug. 22


11:00 A.M. Field House

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