Weekly Mailing to Tenure line, Affiliate, Visitors, Administrative Professionals, and Professional Support Staff in CLAS
CLAS Weekly Mailing 03-02-22
The deadline date for students to withdraw from a Winter 2022 course has been extended to Friday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. Withdrawals after this date require significant documentation and justification.
The Late Drop process outlines the steps students would need to take to request a late withdrawal. These are approved only in truly extenuating circumstances.
Students should carefully consider multiple items before making the decision to drop a class. The Decision Tree helps walk students through this process. Always recommend that students visit the Financial Aid Office prior to dropping a course.
Students withdrawing from all courses during an academic term must submit an electronic complete withdrawal form and forward the form via email to the to the Registrar’s Office at [email protected]. Students do not need to obtain the signature of their faculty or professional advisor on the form. The deadline for submitting a complete withdrawal form for any semester is 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the last week classes (April 22, 2022), prior to the start of final exams. After this date, students will need to appeal for a complete withdrawal through the Academic Review Committee.
Congratulations to all of the affiliate and tenured/tenure-track faculty who were elected to faculty governance positions for 2022-23. CLAS Governance and Election webpage
Please notice that there are still several positions that are unfilled for next year, and a whole host of colleagues who will be on sabbatical next year. If you are interested in serving in an open committee seat or as a sabbatical replacement, please contact Faculty Council chair Len O’Kelly at [email protected].
The Health Professional and Graduate School Fair will be held in-person for the first time since 2019. The fair will take place on Thursday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand River Room (Kirkhof 2250). This event is designed for students interested in applying to various health professional and graduate school programs and provides an opportunity for students to ask questions, get information and make professional connections directly with school representatives. We currently have over 50 programs from across Michigan and the country registered to attend. Please spread the word to any students interested. You can view the most up to date list of registered programs on our website. Please contact Dani Lauer ([email protected]) in the CLAS Academic Advising Center with any questions.
Units that are considering revisions to their personnel documents must use the Template for Sequencing of Unit and College Documents for Personnel Guidelines available on the provost’s webpage. Please contact Donovan for information about the process.
Anytime Faculty can self-submit an item for the FORUM. [email protected]
Each Day All members of the GVSU community must fill out the online self-assessment each day they are on campus. (VAT)
Mar. 6 – 13 Spring Break. CLAS College office is open.
Mar. 7 Deadline to apply for CLAS Faculty Fellow positions
Mar. 9 Date by which unit head submits electronic FARs, CVs, and Unit Head Summaries to Dean’s office (Tracy McLenithan).
Mar. 15 CLAS Award Nominations due to Dean’s Office (Kristin Winfrey)
Mar. 15 Spring/Summer Staffing Plans due to the Dean’s Office
Mar. 21 Open Registration Begins
Mar. 21 Advanced Registration for SS22, F22 and W23 begins
Mar. 25 Deadline date for students to withdraw from a Winter 2022 course
Mar. 30 Deadline for nominations to Full Professor
Mar. 30 Facilities requests for Summer 22 small projects (minor furniture changes, whiteboards, small department-funded projects) should be sent to George McBane. Prior discussion to establish feasibility, cost, etc. recommended.
Apr. 30 Sabbatical Reports deadline for Fall 2021 sabbaticals
May 2 Final grades due by midnight
May 6 2022-2023 catalog changes due to [email protected]
May 6 Facilities requests for work to be done Summer 2023 (more substantial projects needing university funding, renovations, whole-classroom furniture changes, etc.) Submit to Mona Silva on Facilities Request Form.
Mar. 2 CANCELLED Unit Head Meeting via Zoom
Mar. 10 Science on Tap: Let's explain nucleosynthesis: A voyage from tiny nuclei to massive stars and beyond. 8 p.m. SpeakEZ Lounge | 600 Monroe Ave. NW Grand Rapids
Mar. 14 GVSU Arts Celebration Poetry Night. Register for Poetry Night (virtual)
Mar. 14 India: Our Reluctant, Critical Partner in Asia, Richard M. Rossow, Senior Advisor and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC. 3-4 p.m., 2263 KC
Mar. 16 Unit Head Meeting via Zoom
Mar. 19 Region 12 Science Olympiad Tournament
Mar. 19 2022 Michigan History Day Region 4
Mar. 29 2022 Mosaic Lecture. Dr. Mariel Vazquez, professor of Mathematics at UC Davis
Mar. 29 Grand Morsels: Why fish don’t freeze, how soap works, and more: The Amazing Chemistry of Water
Mar. 30 Unit Head Meeting via Zoom
Apr. 5 GVSU Arts Celebration Lecture presents: An Evening with Hanif Abdurraqib. Register for lecture (virtual)
Apr. 9 Princeton Review free/online virtual exam, MCAT Practice Test (April 9)
Apr. 9 Princeton Review free/online virtual exam, GRE Practice Test (April 9)
Apr. 9 Princeton Review free/online virtual exam, DAT Practice Test (April 9)
Apr. 13 26th Annual Student Scholar Day
Apr. 13 Unit Head Meeting via Zoom
Apr. 14 The Arnold C. Ott Lectureship in Chemistry: Microplastics are Here, There, and Everywhere. 5 p.m. reception for 6 p.m. lecture. Grand River Room, KC.
Apr. 26 Grand Morsels: The Science of Handwashing
Apr. 29 7 p.m. Commencement (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Van Andel Arena
GV Arts Celebration Poetry Night and Lecture postcards available
All faculty and staff should have received a GV Arts postcard via their unit. If faculty would like a stack to distribute to a class, contact [email protected] to request. More information at www.gvsu.edu/gvarts. Registration is open to the campus community and general public for both events:
Poetry Night registration (Danez Smith, et al.)
GVSU Arts Celebration Lecture registration (Hanif Abdurraquib)
CLAS Vision, Commitments and Action Plan (2021-2025)
Information on the college plan, the Faculty Fellows job description etc. can be found on the strategic planning webpage.
Newsletters/information you may have missed
CUSE including SSD information
New access to Gartner Research: Please visit https://www.gvsu.edu/it/gartner and sign in using your GVSU email account and password to access Gartner Research.
Key Info on LastPass from IT from email 2/24/22
Please visit the following links to setup your new account and access support information for getting started with LastPass:
COVID Policy Links
Cancellation/Closure/Remote policy (SLT 6.3) which was updated in 2020 by the Senior Leadership Team.