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


CLAS Weekly Mailing 06-01-22


1. A Welcome and a New Role 



2. OSP contact email 



3. Important deadlines                   

4. Upcoming events                   

COVID Policy 







1. A Welcome and a New Role 

Today we officially welcome Dwayne Tunstall (PHI) as Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence. He is already diving deep into the work of our strategic implementation teams. At the same time, we thank Tammy Shreiner (HST) for serving as Associate Dean during which time she supported CLAS curricular initiatives, the tutoring center, student grievance processes, and PK-12 partnerships, including collaborating with CECI to develop the PCKET program and enhance GVSU’s partnership with Battle Creek Public Schools. We look forward to her continued good work for the college in the role of Director of CLAS PK-12 Initiatives.  




2. OSP contact email 

 Michele Quick left the Office of Sponsored Programs yesterday. Until her successor is announced, you may send inquiries to the OSP inbox at [email protected].  




3.  Important‌ ‌deadlines      ‌        ‌ ‌ ‌                                                                                                

 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    



4. 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.   

Jun. 27-30 Energizing Our World Summer Camp. June 30  Career Panel & Project display for camp,1 – 3:30 p.m., Pere Marquette Room. Open to the public, snacks. 


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, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.   


Aug. 24  FTLC Teaching and Learning Conference      

Aug. 24 Convocation   

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

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             

Energizing Our World Summer Camp June 27 – 30. June 30 features a Career Panel and Project display for the camp from 1 – 3:30 p.m. in the Pere Marquette Room, KC. Open to the public; snacks. 

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