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


CLAS Weekly Mailing 04-20-22


1. GVSU Employee Departure Notice Process – From Human Resources   

2.  Thursday, April 21: PHI Club and the Absurdity of Life 



3. Viewing Students on Waitlists 



4. Important deadlines              

5. Upcoming events              


COVID Policy 






1. GVSU Employee Departure Notice Process – From Human Resources  

In addition to submitting a formal resignation or retirement notice to the Appointing Officer, Human Resources now requires the Supervisor (or Academic Coordinator) to complete the online Departure Form. Please go to GVSU Employee Departure Notice Process to submit the form when someone retires or resigns, and for helpful information and checklists for a smooth transition.   



2.  Thursday, April 21: PHI Club and the Absurdity of Life 

 For the very final Philosophy Club meeting for the semester, we are going to be discussing an incredibly relevant topic for finals week: Absurdity.  Specifically, we are going to examine the ideas of Albert Camus in his famous work, "The Myth of Sisyphus."  As human beings, we take on projects, construct values, and yearn for meaning in the face of a seemingly silent and indifferent Universe that mostly conspires to kill us unless we take action on behalf of ourselves.  In the face of this absurdity, what does this mean in terms of meaning, free will, and autonomy?  Come to this last hurrah and join the discussion in MAK-B-LL110 on Thursday at 6 p.m.PM. See you there! 

 Reading Materials: If you don't have the time to read "An Absurd Reasoning" then Camus’ short the "Myth of Sisyphus" will be plenty to join the discussion. 



3. Viewing Students on Waitlists 

The Registrar’s Office has developed a process for unit heads and faculty to view the list of students on the waitlist for specific course sections: 

  • Access the Additional Banner Application menu via Banner 

  • Click on Class List 

  • Enter the term, course number, and section 

  • Under List Options select Wait-Listed Students and select Display (or Download if you want an Excel sheet).  


This information is updated as students are added to the waitlists. 




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. 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. 21 PHI Club and the Absurdity of Life, B-LL-110 MAK, 6 p.m.                

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. 11 Regalia Repair Clinic (please indicate your interest to [email protected]), 12-1:30 p.m. B-4-231 MAK  

Aug. 24  FTLC Conference   



COVID Policy Links

Lakers Together 

Provost’s COVID site

Attendance policy

Travel Risk Assessment Tool and other travel information

Face Coverings Compliance Protocol (including employee FAQs)

Cancellation/Closure/Remote policy (SLT 6.3) which was updated in 2020 by the Senior Leadership Team.


Newsletters/information you may have missed        

Total Rewards Operations Center   

Annual Benefits Update 


Spring Appreciation Gathering  

Please RSVP for the CLAS Spring Appreciation Gathering. The Gathering will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the tent adjacent to Calder Art Center. All staff and faculty are welcome to stop in at any time. CLAS Faculty Council and the Dean’s Office have been collaborating to plan this fun opportunity to connect and to celebrate. Come and pick up a box lunch. Stay and visit with friends and colleagues and congratulate CLAS award winners. GVSU’s Whale Radio will provide music. There will also be games and opportunities to win fun prizes. Committee reports will be viewable on screens in Calder.  


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