College of Liberal Arts and Sciences



Unit Head Mailing 9-7-10

1.            OOTB Box Workshops for Fall 2010

2.            Philanthropy and the Presidency Conference

3.            Pew Awards –message from Christine Rener (FTLC)

4.            TIAA-CREF Departmental Counseling (attachment) – message from Fred 

5.            CLAS Important Dates

1.    OOTB Workshops for Fall 2010

Faculty Council will once again be offering the Out of the Box workshops. Please encourage your faculty to attend.  As announced at the Faculty and Staff meeting, the subject of the workshops is Academic Integrity.

Friday, October 1, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Thursday, October 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Monday, November 15, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

2.      Philanthropy and the Presidency Conference (attachment) invitation from George Grant

This conference is based on research supported by the Mawby Fellowships in Philanthropy.  Gleaves Whitney and three students from the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies are the initial Fellows at this conference, which is scheduled on the evening of September 16 and during the day on the September 17.  Several top flight national speakers have been invited.

All of the speeches and discussion panels are free and will take place in Grand Valley State University's Loosemore Auditorium.  Faculty, students, or classes as a whole are welcome to attend one or more of these presentations for a great educational experience.

The schedule of events for the conference is attached, and the address to sign up is:


Thank you  

~Dean George Grant

3. Pew Awards – message from Christine Rener (FTL C)

New forms for pew awards and the outstanding teacher award are posted on the FTLC website. http://www.gvsu.edu/ftlc/index.cfm?id=D8D1C30B-CA66-7BA9-BBC10E307B4C9552

We are very pleased that the new process will eliminate the need for so many duplicate copies. A formal announcement will go out next Friday.


However, keep in mind, the college deadline is Oct. 1 for pre-review of these nominations by the CLAS Development Committee.

4. TIAA-CREF Departmental Counseling (attachment) – message from Fred 

I wanted you to know about this offer, but I want to make it clear that it isn't compulsory; it's your decision whether to invite him.  This is just to relay the information about the opportunity.


 5. CLAS Important Dates   


Important Dates



Sept. 7

Offices Open


Sept. 10

Schedule Training Meeting

B-4-243 MAK**

Sept. 8

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

2215/2216 KC

Sept. 16

Tenure/Promotion Dinner*


Sept. 17

CLAS Research Colloquium

2:30-5:00/308 PAD

Sept. 22

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

2215/2216 KC

Sept. 25

CLAS Alumni Board Meeting*


Sept. 29

Personnel Policy/Procedure Training

3:00-5:00/2263 KC

Sept. 30

 Nomination form for Winter 2011 promotion/early tenure due

B-4-232 MAK

Sept. 30

Jill Ker-Conway-Guest lecturer – Fall Arts Celebration

Eberhard Center, 2nd fl, Pew Campus

Sept. 30

Sabbatical Proposal Writing Forum

3:30-5:00, 308 PAD

Oct. 1

Faculty Award Nomination Packets

B-4-243 MAK

Oct. 1

Budget Requests Due

Pat Haynes

(electronic only)

Oct. 1

Out of the Box Workshop sponsored by CLAS Faculty Council

9:00-11:00, 2270 KC

 *by invitation only

** Change in location

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