Unit Head Mailing 8-30-11


  1. Michigan Academy of Science Arts & Letters
  2. Frederik Meijer Lecture Series - November 7, 2011
  3. Syllabus Statement
  4. CUR 14th Biennial Conference on Undergraduate Research- June 23-26, 2012
  5. CLAS Teaching Excellence Awards
  6. Record Department's Auditors 2011-2012
  7. CLAS Important Dates

1. Michigan Academy of Science Arts & Letters (attachment)

Call for papers to the Michigan Academy of Science Arts & Letters March 2, 2012.


2. Frederik Meijer Lecture Series - November 7, 2011

Frederik Meijer Lecture Series "Leading Healthcare Transformation for Those Who Give and Receive Care"

Monday, November 7, 2011

Lecture 7:00 p.m. Reception to follow.

L.V. Eberhard Center, 2nd floor

Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus


Speakers selected for this lecture series are chosen because they have a liberal arts background. Their speeches will include why the liberal arts education is important and how it made them the success they are today.


3. Syllabus Statement

As a follow up to information sent to unit heads last week via email, another version of a syllabus statement related to plagiarism was shared by Ellen Schendel:

Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated in this course. If you use the words, images, or research of another writer (including your classmates), document that material appropriately.  All material you submit in this course should be your own work written expressly for this course; please do not simultaneously submit assignments from this course to another professor without explicit permission of both instructors.  If you are uncertain about what constitutes plagiarism, please see me.

Additional sample statements can be found on our website:


4. CUR 14th Biennial Conference on Undergraduate Research- June 23-26, 2012


CUR 14th Biennial Conference
June 23-26, 2012
Hosted by The College of New Jersey

Leveraging Uncertainty:
Toward a New Generation of Undergraduate Research

In current crises of economic viability, urban decline, environmental degradation, and cultural meaning, we face deep and broad-based concerns, both for personal prospects and larger social contracts. We can be swept along by those changes, or we can use them as opportunities for positive transformation. We know that research must inform our responses to these new conditions. And we know that undergraduate research offers experiences and skills that our students can draw on for successful future study, meaningful work lives, and social engagement. This conference will ask us to consider new models of undergraduate research that create possibilities where others might see peril.
The subthemes for the 2012 CUR National Conference are as follows:

  • Research Transcending Historic Disciplinary Boundaries
  • Sustaining Undergraduate Research in an Era of Fiscal Uncertainty
  • Online Technology in Undergraduate Research: Possibilities, Threats and Challenges
  • The Challenges and Opportunities of Undergraduate Research in a Broad Global Context

Submission deadline for Interactive Sessions and Catalyst Discussions is November 15, 2011. Submission deadline for Poster Presentations is February 1, 2012.

5. CLAS Teaching Excellence Awards and CSCE Scholarship awards - David Stark

The deadline for the for CLAS Teaching Excellence Awards and CSCE Scholarship awards is fast approaching. Departments interested in submitting nominations must have materials to CLAS Faculty Development Committee by Oct. 1. See attached memo for further details.

~David, chair of CLAS Faculty Development Committee

6. Records Department's Auditor List for AY 2011-2012
At times, an advisor needs to contact an auditor. An updated list of auditor duties is provided for that purpose.

7. CLAS Important Dates

Important Dates Event Location
Aug. 31 Budget Request Process begins*  

Sept. 1 NEH Summer Stipends Application due CLAS Dean's Office, B-4-232 MAK

Sept. 6 Offices Open  

Sept. 14 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Sept. 16 CLAS Research Colloquium 308 PAD, 2:30-5:00 p.m.

Sept. 16 Deadline for Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley (G3) camp -faculty in all disciplines welcome For information, contact Margo Dill in the RMSC

Sept. 22 Michael Sandel, Distinguished Academic lecturer, Fall Arts Celebration 2nd Floor -EC, 7:00 p.m.

Sept. 28 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Sept. 29 Fall Sabbatical Forum 308 PAD, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Sept. 30 Request for promotion or early tenure during W2012 Personnel Action Submit your completed form to dean's office (B-4-232 MAK)

Oct.  1               Faculty Award Nomination Packets B-4-232 MAK


*Email prompt sent to all unit heads/directors

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