College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Unit Head Mailing 8-19-09

1.    Rapidly Approaching Award Deadlines:  Message from Stephen Matchett, Chair of CLAS Development Committee

2. "Diversity:  Pedagogy and Scholarship Across the Disciplines" conference

3.   CLAS Important Dates      


1.    Rapidly Approaching Award Deadlines:  Message from Stephen Matchett, Chair of CLAS Development Committee

        A)   Deadline for submission of Pew Teaching Excellence and Outstanding Teacher Awards

The deadline for nominations for both the Pew Teaching Excellence awards and Outstanding Teacher award is October 1st, soon after the semester starts. (An early deadline is necessary because nominations from the dean’s office are due to FTLC by November 1st.) Please encourage the faculty members in your unit to begin the nomination process early. To nominate a colleague for either award, complete the nomination form, collect the appropriate materials, and submit these items to the CLAS dean's office (B-4-232 MAK) by October 1st.  Please review the instructions on each nomination form carefully as to number of copies needed.

More information on the Pew Teaching Excellence Awards: http://www.gvsu.edu/ftlc/index.cfm?id=9B0B2F94-0AC0-2A06-37871B6F82682707

More information on the University Outstanding Teaching Award: http://www.gvsu.edu/ftlc/index.cfm?id=A29EFB89-ABF6-5434-BC9FA5B0DA89FB41

        B )New Awards for Outstanding Scholarship are now being sponsored by the Center
        for Scholarship and Creative Endeavors

The deadline for nominations for all 3 of the following awards is also October 1st.  Like the teaching awards, several names can be submitted by CLAS and it is important to give the screening committee enough time to select the CLAS representatives from the submitted candidates.  These new awards include:

Distinguished Early-Career Scholar Award   
Distinguished Undergraduate Mentoring Award  
Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award

More information on these new awards can be found at the CSCE website: http://www.gvsu.edu/csce                  (under the awards header)

Please review the instructions on each nomination form carefully as to number of copies needed.

 

            2. "Diversity:  Pedagogy and Scholarship Across the Disciplines" conference -
                 message from Provost Davis
 
Please see the attached flier for "Diversity:  Pedagogy and Scholarship Across the Disciplines," a conference sponsored by the West Michigan College and University Presidents' Compact Committee (WMPCC).  The conference will be held at Calvin College on September 24-25, 2009. 

This conference looks very promising.  Most of the member institutions have faculty who will be presenting papers. 

Further, the Thursday evening presentation will be a performance by a local Diversity theater group who will present an interactive session based on diversity issues in higher education in our region.  This will be open to all faculty, staff, administrators and students.  There will be no charge.  We do ask that faculty consult with me before bringing an entire class. 

Finally, we are also excited to have Dr. Christine Clark, Vice President of Inclusion and Equity as well as faculty for curriculum development at UNLV as the keynote speaker on Friday.  She will speak on diversifying the curriculum.

This conference will be appropriate for faculty who are currently incorporating diversity issues in their courses as well as for faculty who are interested in incorporating diversity issues in their courses.  This conference will also be appropriate for academic administrators. 

We invite you to attend and ask that you encourage your faculty to attend as well.  Registration information can be found on the attached flier and at WestMichiganPCC.org.  Please circulate this flier freely.

On behalf of the conference committee,
Sharon R. Vriend-Robinette, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department Coordinator:  Economics, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies
Davenport University

 

3. CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates

Event

 Location

Aug. 20

New Faculty Orientation

Pew Campus

Aug. 25

Unit Head Retreat

Bicycle Factory

www.gvsu.edu/tour/grcampus.pdf

Aug. 26

FTLC Fall Teaching Conference, 8:30am – 3:00pm

Register at GVSU Training & Workshops

Aug. 27

CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting

10:30-12:00-Louis Armstrong Theatre, followed by lunch under the tent

Aug. 28

Convocation/University Picnic

11:30a.m.  Fieldhouse/followed by picnic @ Carillon Tower

Aug. 31

Fall Classes Begin

 

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