Weekly Mailing to Tenure line, Affiliate, Visitors, Administrative Professionals, and Professional Support Staff in CLAS
CLAS Weekly Mailing 04-20-22
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Cancellation/Closure/Remote policy (SLT 6.3) which was updated in 2020 by the Senior Leadership Team.
Newsletters/information you may have missed
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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