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


CLAS Weekly Mailing 04-27-22


1. Announcement of Implementation Teams 

 2. Events on the horizon?  



3. Voter Engagement 

4. Final Grades Due  



5. Important deadlines               

6. Upcoming events               


COVID Policy 






1. Announcement of Implementation Teams 


We are excited to announce the names of those who will participate in the implementation of the CLAS Vision, Commitment, and Action Plan.  The following faculty and staff will join the faculty fellows and Dean’s Office staff to round out the implementation teams. 

Experiential Learning and High-Impact Practices: Elizabeth Flandreau (PSY), Laura Schneider (PLS), Christine Smith (PSY) 

Multidisciplinary Collaboration: Richard Besel (COM), Amy Campbell (PSY), Anna Hammersmith (SOC), Jennifer Stewart (SOC) 

Enhancing Student Success through Academic Support: Jamie Owen-Deschryver (PSY), Chelsea Ridge (RMSC) 

Supporting Faculty and Staff Success: Nick Lerma (MOV), Amy Russell (BIO) 


2. Events on the horizon? 

It is not too early to send event details about your spring, summer and fall events for posting on CLAS calendars. [email protected]      



3. Voter Engagement 

We are seeking staff or faculty colleagues who are committed to nonpartisan student voter engagement, and who are willing to step up and co-lead the GVSU Votes! Coalition. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact me directly for more information at [email protected].  


We are seeking students interested in voter engagement work to serve as Campus Vote Project Democracy Fellows. Please see the attached Campus Vote Project position description and share with students. Interested students can contact me or Landon Myers at [email protected] directly. 


Melissa Baker-Boosamra,  associate director, Office of Student Life 
[email protected] 


4. Final Grades Due  

REMINDER – CLAS Final grades for Winter 2022 are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 2. This earlier deadline allows CLAS the time needed to finalize all 52,000+ grades by the deadline set by the Registrar’s Office. Thank you for your assistance in meeting this deadline. 




5.  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 3 Salary Adjustment Spreadsheets available to unit heads 

May 4 Salary Adjustment Spreadsheets due to Dean’s Office 

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        


6.Upcoming‌ ‌events         ‌ ‌ ‌                                            

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  CANCELLED 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    




Newsletters/information you may have missed         

Library Update      

VAT preparing for transition 

CSCE Workshop 

2022 UAS Newsletter 

CSCE Engaging in International Research 

eLearning Hello Blackboard Ultra 

Farewell Reception Ellen Schendel 


Spring Appreciation Gathering Today   

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 if you reserved one. 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.   


Commencement is Friday 

Faculty and AP staff are invited to process during the April Commencement ceremonies. Please RSVP. Note that the CLAS Commencement ceremony is in Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. 


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