Weekly Mailing to Tenure line, Affiliate, Visitors, Administrative Professionals, and Professional Support Staff in CLAS
CLAS Weekly Mailing 03-30-22
Unit Heads and Graduate Program Directors
The CLAS Dean’s Office is seeking faculty and staff to participate in small teams that will lead the implementation of the College Vision and Action Plan (2021-2025). The teams will begin work this summer. Faculty and staff are encouraged to apply for membership in one of the following implementation teams:
Experiential Learning and High-Impact Practices;
Enhancing Student Support Through Academic Support;
Supporting Faculty and Staff.
Details about the positions can be found here. By April 11, interested faculty and staff should submit a current resume as well as a letter of interest to Tracy McLenithan ([email protected]). Applicants may apply to participate in more than one implementation team. Letters should address how the candidates’ experiences have prepared them to participate in one or more of the implementation teams.
The deadline date for students to withdraw from Winter 2022 courses was Friday, March 25. Withdrawals after this date require significant documentation and justification. The Late Drop process outlines the steps students would need to take. 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.
Unit Heads and Graduate Program Directors
As you know, alumni engagement and connection with our students is an important part of our strategic vision. Alumni Relations will be an important strategic partner in this work. Please welcome Alex Priebe, the new communications director in Alumni Relations and assist him in gathering information about the existing alumni outreach landscape by filling out this brief online form about what your unit is currently doing. Campus Partners Communications Database
Even if you filled out this form some time ago, please do so now (because newsletters, events, blogs, podcasts, and social media channels come and go). Thank you!
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. 25 – 29 Final Exams
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.
May 20 Enter all 21/22 Student Learning Outcome Assessment Data into GV Advance
May 30 Memorial Day recess
Mar. 30 Unit Head Meeting via Zoom
Mar. 30 Medley: A celebration of arts and language, 6 p.m. Cook Dewitt
Apr. 1 Philosophy Colloquium: What do Archives Teach Us About Ethics and Interpretation, 3 p.m., MAK BLL-110
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 Rim of the Visible Ground, artist talk by Sean Patrick Carney, 1-2:40 p.m. Calder Art Center
Apr. 13 CANCELLED Unit Head Meeting
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. 14 Science on Tap: Electricity and your brain. Barbara Swartz MD, PhD, University of Michigan Health-West. SpeakEZ Lounge, 600 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. 8 p.m.
Apr. 26 Grand Morsels: The Science of Handwashing
Apr. 29 7 p.m. Commencement (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Van Andel Arena
COVID Policy Links
Cancellation/Closure/Remote policy (SLT 6.3) which was updated in 2020 by the Senior Leadership Team.
April 5 GV Arts Celebration 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 public:
GVSU Arts Celebration Lecture registration (Hanif Abdurraqib, MacArthur Fellow)
Newsletters/information you may have missed
The Department of Statistics will host an open house to celebrate the sustained leadership contributions to GVSU of Professor Paul Stephenson and retired Professor Neal Rogness on Friday, April 22 from 3-5 p.m., with remarks at 4 p.m. Weather permitting, the event will be held under a tent between Kirkhof Center and Zumberge Pond. In the event of rain, the event will be held in KC 2215/2216. Please mark your calendars and join us in celebration of their accomplishments. Questions to [email protected].