Weekly Mailing to Tenure line, Affiliate, Visitors, Administrative Professionals, and Professional Support Staff in CLAS


CLAS Weekly Mailing 04-06-22


1. Spring Appreciation Gathering 

2. Advising Tips



3. Job Posting: Interim Director of the R.B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) 



4. Important deadlines            

5. Upcoming events            


COVID Policy 






1. Spring Appreciation Gathering 

CLAS Faculty Council and the CLAS Dean’s Office are organizing a Spring Celebration. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 27 from 10:30 am-2:00 pm. We want to create an occasion to acknowledge the achievements, challenges, and losses from the last two years, to provide a space for staff and faculty to connect with colleagues from across the College, and to celebrate the arrival of Spring. The event will take place outdoors at Calder Art Center. Plan to stop by anytime. More details will follow.   


2. Advising Tips 

Complete Withdrawal 

Students withdrawing from all courses during an academic term must submit an electronic complete withdrawal form and forward the form via email 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. 

Tutoring Support 

Tutoring continues to be offered for a wide variety of classes. The Tutoring Website provides a full list of the services available to students through the end of the semester, along with links to the appointment scheduling information. 

Counseling and Mental Health Support 

The University Counseling Center provides an array of services—all with the purpose of improving the mental health of the GVSU community through counseling, education, and consultation. If you feel concerned about a student’s mental health, the University Counseling Center offers a variety of services tailored to each student’s individual needs: 



3. Job Posting: Interim Director of the R.B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) 


CLAS is searching for an interim director for AWRI. This is an internal search. Tenured and tenure-track faculty from across GVSU are encouraged to apply. 



4.  Important‌ ‌deadlines      ‌        ‌ ‌ ‌                                         

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)                      

Apr. 11   Deadline for Implementation Team applications to Tracy McLenithan 

Apr. 15  Requests for new dibs room assignments, accompanied by plans to fill them at or above the standards described at Department Dibs Room Use Policy, should be sent to Mona Silva.         

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     




5. Upcoming‌ ‌events         ‌ ‌ ‌                                              

Apr. 8   Philosophy Club hosts Aesthetics with Prof. Vessey. 6 p.m., MAK-B-LL110. Advanced Reading 

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. 11 Student Awards Convocation, 6 p.m., Eberhard Center on the Pew Campus 

Apr.12 Graduate Showcase  3 -5 p.m., Hagers-Lubbers Exhibition Hall and Loosemore Auditorium            

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.15   Graduate Citation Awards, 5-8 p.m. For livestream link, contact  [email protected]


Apr. 22  Reception for Neal Rogness and Paul Stephenson (STA) 3-5 p.m., remarks at 4 p.m. Tent between KC and Zumberge Pond. Rain location KC 2215/2216.         

Apr. 26   Grand Morsels: The Science of Handwashing     

Apr. 27   CLAS Spring Celebration 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Calder Arts Center 

Apr. 29 7 p.m. Commencement (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Van Andel Arena    

May 4  Unit Head Meeting   

May 4-5  Meetings for strategic implementation teams 

Jun. 8  Farmers Market opens   

Aug. 10-12 Fall 2022 New Faculty Orientation 

Aug. 24  FTLC Conference 



CLAS Vision Implementation Team Members     

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, 

  • Multidisciplinary Collaboration, 

  • 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.  


Mail Room Suggestions for Directing Packages 

When you are ordering something and having it shipped to GV -- please use the 1 Campus Drive address so it gets to Shipping & Receiving properly. Also, please include a name or department name within the address. We are receiving packages that are addressed to GV but with no name or department name in the address. The only thing we can do is open the package (or the packing list if there is one) in hopes there is a clue inside to help us find the recipient of this package. Otherwise, it will sit in the mailroom until someone calls looking for their package.  

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