Weekly Mailing to TT, AFF, VIS, AP, PSS in CLAS

CLAS Weekly Mailing 01-20-21 


1. Advising Tips  

2. Handy link

3. CLAS Outstanding Service Awards Nomination 

4. Nomination Forms for Promotion to Full Professor 

5. This year brings a new service to the Knowledge Market!

Unit Heads 

6. Online Requests for Visitors 2021-2022 



7.  Important Due Dates  

8. Upcoming Events



1. Advising Tips  

Academic Support is available for all students: 

  • Advising Centers – the students in each college at GVSU have access to professional academic advisors to assist with course scheduling, major exploration and dissemination of academic policies and procedures. Each center is now offering virtual appointment scheduling as well as virtual one-on-one appointments. 

  • Tutoring Center – scheduled and drop-in tutoring is available for many 100 and 200 level classes. The Center is offering virtual tutoring sessions that can be scheduled through the new Navigate student platform. Encourage students to seek help early and often! 

  • Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors – the Center provides assistance to all students with any writing project throughout their academic careers. Virtual appointments and drop-in hours are available. 

  • University Libraries – a variety of services, resources, study and presentation spaces are available for students, faculty and staff.  

  • The Knowledge Market – Drop by the Knowledge Market at the Mary Idema Pew or Steelcase Library or make an appointment to meet with consultants from the Library Research Center, the Writing Center, the Speech Lab or the Data Inquiry Lab. Consultants work one-on-one or in small groups to develop research strategies, analyze data, improve writing  and polish presentation. 


Late Add Process:  Students who wish to add classes after the open registration date (January 26 at 5:00 p.m.) will need to follow the posted procedure. Late registrations typically include additional tuition and late fees. 



2. Handy link

Link to student code (updated)  


3. CLAS Outstanding Service Awards Nomination 

The CLAS Outstanding Service Awards Nomination Form is due to your Unit Head by March 1.  The Unit Head is responsible to assemble the nominee’s materials and submit to Cindy Laug ([email protected]) in the CLAS Dean’s Office by March 12.  The CLAS Service Awards include:  


CLAS Lifetime Faculty Service Award 

CLAS Annual Faculty Service Award 

CLAS Administrative Professional Service Award 

CLAS Teaching Excellence Award for Affiliate Faculty in the intro level classes (100 and 200 level) 


4. Nomination Forms for Promotion to Full Professor 


Faculty who would like to be considered for promotion to Full Professor in Fall 2021 must complete the Nomination for Promotion Form.  The nomination form is due to Heidi Nicholson in the CLAS Dean’s Office by March 30, 2021. 


5. This year brings a new service to the Knowledge Market!
If you’re already familiar with the collaborations and services provided by the Knowledge Market, I welcome you to take advantage of this new supportive opportunity: The Digital Skills Consulting program.  They are a cohort of student peer consultants specializing in supporting students’ multimodal, digital, and internet-related assignments and projects. They offer online video/chat appointments and/or drop-ins that can meet students anywhere they are. 


This semester, they’ll provide student support during the following hours:

Sundays: 2-9 p.m.

Mondays: 3-9 p.m.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 2-9 p.m.

Fridays & Saturdays: CLOSED


Want to learn more or discuss the existing services related to the new Digital Skills Consulting program? Email Melanie Rabine @[email protected], and she’d be happy to answer your questions or set up a chat.


Unit Heads 

6. Online Requests for Visitors 2021-2022 

The online Visitor Request System to request visitors (starting Fall 2021) will be open February 10 – February 24, 2021. Specific instructions are on the front page of the online system and can be found at Visitor Request System


If you are unfamiliar with the process or have questions, contact Donovan Anderson ([email protected]) or Cindy Laug ([email protected]). 




7.  Important Due Dates  

Jan. 22    The Graduate School is now accepting applications for the 3-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT). Students completing graduate-level independent research, dissertations, and theses are eligible to participate in the competition. The deadline to apply is January 22, 2021.    

Jan. 25      Plan B for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 Annual Schedule is due to Tracy McLenithan by 5 p.m.  

Jan. 26     5 p.m. – 100% tuition refund deadline and last day to add/register/pay for Winter 2021  

Jan. 29     5 p.m. – Last day to choose Credit/No Credit grading option for Winter 2021  

Feb. 1     Faculty Activity Reports for 2020 to unit head   

Feb. 1    Sabbatical Leave Proposals due – submitted thru the sabbatical website 

Feb. 5     Delayed Sabbatical Leave Decision form due to Mary Albrecht 

Feb. 10     FAO Schwarz Fellows deadline.  Contact Meijer Office of Fellowships for assistance.  

Feb. 10    Online system for Visitor Requests opens 

Feb. 12   Units submit contract renewal materials to the dean’s office (CLAS Personnel Committee)  

Feb .12  Request for Alteration of Sabbatical Project form due to Dean 

Feb. 16   ECS/UAS Faculty Forum on Shared Governance  Tuesday, February 16 from 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  
Feb. 17   ECS/UAS Faculty Forum on Shared Governance Wednesday, February 17 from 10:30 a.m.-Noon  

Feb. 19    Units submit tenure and promotion materials to the dean’s office (CLAS Personnel Committee)   

Feb. 20     Cook Leadership Academy nominations due.   

Feb. 24      Online system for Visitor Requests closes at 5 p.m. 

Feb. 26       Unit sabbatical recommendations due 

Feb. 26      Units submit promotion only materials (promotion to associate professor if not associated with a tenure decision)   

Mar. 1        Nominator should submit form to the candidate’s unit head/supervisor for CLAS Service Awards  

Mar. 10      Mental break day, no classes.   

Mar. 13      If CLAS Service Award candidate is a staff member who reports directly to the dean, submit nomination to CLAS Dean’s Office  

Mar. 15     Faculty Activity Plan for 2021 need only describe work planned for fall semester 2021  

Mar. 30  Nomination to full professor form to Heidi Nicholson

Apr. 1   Mental break day, no classes.   

Apr. 9    5 p.m. – Drop with a “W” deadline for Winter 2021  


8. Upcoming Events  

Jan. 21-22   GVSU Virtual Study Abroad Fair

Jan. 27      Unit Heads Meeting (Zoom)  

Jan. 28      CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium, use form to register to receive the Zoom link.  

Feb. 10     Unit Heads Meeting (Zoom)  

Feb. 15-17 Repair Clinic drop off 12 – 2:30 p.m. B-4-232 MAK. 

Feb. 18      CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium, use form to register to receive the Zoom link.  

Feb. 24      Unit Heads Meeting (Zoom)  

Mar. 18     CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium, use form to register to receive the Zoom link.  

Mar. 31     Unit Heads Meeting (Zoom)  












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