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


CLAS Weekly Mailing 05-25-22 


1. Summer Reading Bingo 



2. Up-to-date web profile 


Unit Heads  

3. Up-to-date unit strategic plan information 




4. Important deadlines                  

5. Upcoming events                  

COVID Policy 






1. Summer Reading Bingo 

Join Alumni Relations for the Read with Lakers summer reading activity. Share your summer reading list with Grand Valley alumni. As you read books that match the prompts, fill in the corresponding square with your book title or location. A player wins once they have filled in five squares in a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row. 
Submit your bingo card to the Grand Valley Alumni Relations team by email or tag us on Facebook or Instagram. We will be sure to share with fellow Lakers. 





2. Up-to-date web profile 

An annual check of your website profile will ensure that your rank displays correctly and that your new book isn’t just “coming soon”. 


 Unit Heads  

3. Up-to-date unit strategic plan information 

Does your unit still carry vestiges of a previous strategic plan? Websites are an important expression of what your unit represents as our new provost, new faculty, and prospective students look to the web to learn more about our units. 



4.  Important‌ ‌deadlines      ‌        ‌ ‌ ‌                                                                                               

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          


5. Upcoming‌ ‌events         ‌ ‌ ‌                                               

Jun. 7 CSCE Q & A Sabbatical Session, CSCE website; register in Sprout.  

Jun. 8     Farmers Market opens     

Jun. 9   Science on Tap: What Happens When You Donate Your Body to Science? Alison Camero (BMS), SpeakEZ Lounge, 600 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. 8 p.m.     

Jun. 16 CSCE Q & A Sabbatical Session, CSCE website; register in Sprout.  

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

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

Aug. 23 Unit Head Retreat  


Aug. 24  FTLC Teaching and Learning Conference     

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

Aug. 26 Convocation  

Sep. 16 Faculty Research Colloquium  

Sep. 22   GVSU Arts Celebration 2022-2023 kickoff event: As Is: Beauty and the Body in Contemporary Art. Reception for opening of the GVSU Arts Celebration, 5-8 p.m.  

Sep. 28-29  Homerathon           

Oct. 6-7    Ott Lecture   

Oct. 12-15 Tentative dates of GVSU Climate Change Education Solutions Summit (TBC) 

Oct. 14 Faculty Research Colloquium  

Nov. 18 Faculty Research Colloquium  

Dec. 5 GVSU Arts Celebration Holiday Concert, “And on Earth, Peace.”  Fountain Street Church  


COVID Policy Links

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

Lakers Together 

Face Coverings Compliance Protocol (including employee FAQs)



Newsletters/information you may have missed            


From the 5/18 I&E email regarding “New DEI E-Training Module”: 

We ask that all staff complete these e-learning modules this summer. You can access the training by logging into Blackboard and clicking on the “Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at GVSU” organization. To view your Blackboard organizations (you will be prompted to login if you have not yet). 

Phased Retirement - Human Resources - Grand Valley State University ( 

Procurement Services Newsletter including bulk Amazon purchasing 



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