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


CLAS Weekly Mailing 05-11-22


  1. Dates for Fall Start Up 

  1. Spring fitness for faculty and staff 



3. Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement opportunities to learn more about mentorship 


Unit Heads 

4. Office plastic screen removal 



5. Important deadlines                 

6. Upcoming events                 


COVID Policy 







1. Dates for Fall Start Up 

August 10-12 New Faculty Orientation 

August 16 (tentative) Unit Head Supervision Session  

August 16 New Faculty (+ invited others) Brews with the Dean, 4– 7p.m. 

(Formerly New Faculty Social) 

August 18 Unit Head Development [Optional for all but new unit heads] 

August 23 Unit Head Retreat  

August 24 FTLC Teaching and Learning Conference 

August 25 CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 

August 26 Convocation 


2. Spring fitness for faculty and staff 

You are invited to join RecWell Fitness classes that are exclusively for Faculty and Staff. Instructors Deb Rambadt and Joy Gianakura will be instructing Spin classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. There is a flat fee of $ 25 to take any of the classes. 

There are also several other fitness classes taking place this Spring Session that are open for all students, faculty and staff.  We hope to continue to expand our offerings for Faculty and Staff as we move forward.  

For class schedules and reservations, we use MINDBODY. Classes can be booked 5 days in advance.  

Questions: Toni Szot-Snyder, Fitness and Wellness Program Coordinator, Recreation & Wellness [email protected] 



3. Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement opportunities to learn more about mentorship 


Facilitating Student Learning Through the IDP 

Monday, May 16 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom and facilitated by Dr. Jodee Hunt 
RSVP to receive Zoom Link 

This workshop will discuss how faculty research mentors can utilize elements of the Individualized Development Plan (IDP) to further student learning and development. The IDP is a tool that was created to help students name and set their academic and professional goals. Dr. Hunt will discuss how to customize the tool for individual students’ needs and learning styles. 


Moving Beyond Intention: Creating Structures of Support for Minoritized Students 

Wednesday, May 18 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom and facilitated by Dr. Jakia Marie (’13 & ’16) 
RSVP to receive Zoom link 
Inclusive mentoring is a recursive practice that requires time, attention, and reflection. This session is focused on helping faculty identify elements of their mentoring practice which are intrinsically supportive of students and making those elements explicit. Through discussing recent studies and best practices, faculty will be able to center mentoring philosophies on inclusion and deepen their practice to support neurodiverse students and those who are most institutionally marginalized. 


Mentoring Neurodiverse Students (2 Part Series)  
facilitated by Dr. Jamie Owen-DeSchryver 
Part 1: Wednesday, May 25 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom  RSVP to receive Zoom link 

Part 2: Wednesday, June 8 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom    RSVP to receive Zoom link 

Like most universities, GVSU has an increasingly neurodiverse student population. Mentors can play critical roles in supporting students with Autism, ADHD, or other types of neurodiversity in their college experiences and help prepare them for post-graduate success. This two-part series is designed for faculty and staff and provides a strengths-based approach to understanding and supporting neurodiverse students. Sessions will occur virtually and will include a combination of lecture and small group discussion. Participants should plan to attend both sessions. 


 Unit Heads 

4. Office plastic screen removal 

The university is now at Alert Level 0. Offices that wish to have Plexiglas screens removed from workstations 

may place work orders with Facilities Services. In multistation offices, it is not necessary to make an all-or-none decision; individual staff members may choose to retain their screens if they wish. 




5.  Important‌ ‌deadlines      ‌        ‌ ‌ ‌                                                                                              

May 13 100% tuition refund deadline first six week/12-week classes  

May 20 75% tuition refund deadline first six-week classes       

May 20   Enter all 21/22 Student Learning Outcome Assessment Data into GV Advance         

May 30    Memorial Day recess         

Jun. 3 75% tuition refund deadline 12-week classes   

Jun. 10 ‘W’ deadline first six-week classes  

Jun. 21 – 22 Final Exams first six-week classes  

Jun. 24 ‘W’ deadline 12-week classes  

Jun. 26 Final Grades for first six-week grades due from Faculty by 11:59 p.m.   

Jun. 27 Second six-week classes begin  

Jul. 1 100% tuition refund deadline second six-week classes  

Jul. 8 75% tuition refund deadline second six-week classes  

Jul. 15 Fall Staffing Plans due – email notice to Tracy McLenithan when complete. Early submissions welcome 

Jul. 29 ‘W’ deadline 12 class classes  

Aug. 9 Second six week and 12-week classes end  

Aug. 9 – 10 Final exams second six week and 12-week classes  

Aug. 14 Final Grades for second six week/12-week classes due by 11:59 p.m.  

Aug. 29 Fall Classes Begin  



6. Upcoming‌ ‌events         ‌ ‌ ‌                                              

Jun. 8     Farmers Market opens        

Aug. 10-12 Fall 2022 New Faculty Orientation      

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

Aug. 24  FTLC Conference      

Aug. 25  CLAS Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting  

Sep. 22   GV ARTS: As Is: Beauty and the Body in Contemporary Art  

Sep. 28-29  Homerathon           




COVID Policy Links

Note: Daily COVID self-assessment is not required at this time.

Lakers Together 

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           

6 in 60: Graduate Newsletter 

HR monthly newsletter 

Annual Feature Update Releases to Windows 10 

Microsoft releases annual updates to Windows 10 called Feature Updates.  These updates include new features, visual improvements, and other changes to improve the user experience and security.  Beginning May 9, 2022, IT will begin deploying a new feature update to all IT managed Windows 10 devices. 

All Windows 10 Devices managed by IT are running a Windows 10 release that will be reaching the end of service in June of 2022.  Installing the new Feature Update ensures Windows 10 devices will continue to receive required updates. 

All Windows 10 Devices managed by IT are configured for automatic updates.  If working on campus or remote, your Windows 10 device will start receiving prompts to install the Windows 10 update on or after May 9.  More information on the Windows update process can be found in our Service Portal knowledge base article including information on scheduling options to install this update. The installation process can take 30-60 minutes and should not be interrupted once started. This update will not affect any stored data, applications, or personalized settings. 

To learn about new features, open the Tips app included in Windows 10. Choose Start -> Tips on your Windows 10 device. 

Questions? Contact IT Services at (616) 331-2101 or [email protected], or  submit a ticket in the Service Portal

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