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


CLAS Weekly Mailing 07-27-22


1. 28th Annual Fall Conference on Teaching & Learning 



2. Important deadlines                     

3. Upcoming events                     


COVID Policy 







1. 28th Annual Fall Conference on Teaching & Learning 


28th Annual Fall Conference on Teaching & Learning Wednesday August 24, 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 
L.V. Eberhard Center, Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus This Fall Conference will kick off a year-long series dedicated to campus-wide student success conversations and features a keynote presentation by Dr. Tia Brown McNair, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). We will engage around the topic of becoming a more student-ready institution. Inspired by the book Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success, 2nd Ed., we will shift the conversation from student preparedness for college to one where we address more pragmatic questions of what we are doing to prepare for students entering our institution. We invite you to learn more about Dr. McNair and explore her writings and projects on the AAC&U website. The keynote presentation (8:30–10 a.m.) will be followed by faculty-led breakout sessions and lunch. Please hold this date on your calendar. More details, registration information, and an exciting Fall 2022 semester learning community opportunity will be available soon. 




2.  Important‌ ‌deadlines      ‌        ‌ ‌ ‌                                                                                                  

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. 9 Applications for promotion to senior affiliate due to unit head/director 

Aug. 15 Final grades for second six week/12-week classes before noon.   

Aug. 16 Applications for promotion to senior affiliate due to the dean’s office    

Aug. 29 Fall classes begin   

Aug. 29 Candidate submits portfolio to unit head 

Sep. 2  Credit/No Request deadline 5 p.m. 

Sep. 2  Last day to register/100% refund deadline 5 p.m. 

Sep. 4-5 Labor Day Recess 

Sep. 23  75% refund deadline 5 p.m. 

Oct. 10 – 14 Midterm evaluations 

Oct. 14 Units submit promotion materials (promotion to professor) to the dean’s office 

Oct. 17  Midterm grades due by 11:59 p.m. midnight  

Oct. 23 – 25 Fall Break 

Oct. 28 Withdrawal with “W” grade deadline 5 p.m. 

Nov. 18 CLAS Personnel Committee submits recommendations to the dean    

Nov. 23 – 27 Thanksgiving Recess 

Dec. 12 – 17 Final Examinations 

Dec. 16 Dean notifies candidate and unit head of recommendation 

Dec. 19 Final Grades due by 11:59 p.m. midnight  

Dec. 22 Final Grades available to students              


3. Upcoming‌ ‌events         ‌ ‌ ‌                                                  


Jul. 25 – 28  Advanced Manufacturing – Summer Camp, Grades 6 & 7, Innovation Design Center, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Contact Regional Math and Science Center. 

Jul. 29  DeVos Center – Career Fair, Hager-Lubbers Exhibitor Hall (DEV 105E), 9:30 a.m. Career Panel Discussion - Community Invited. 10:30 a.m. Career Exhibitors - Community Invited. 

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. If no expressions of interest are received, the event will be cancelled.     

Aug. 16 New Faculty (+ invited others) Brews with the Dean, 5– 7 p.m. (Formerly New Faculty Social)      

Aug. 18 Unit Head Development, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. [Optional for all but new unit heads]     

Aug. 23 Unit Head Retreat 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hager Park, VanderLaan Room, 8212 28th Ave, Jenison  


Aug. 24  FTLC Teaching and Learning Conference        

Aug. 24 Convocation    

Aug. 25 CLAS Fall Faculty and Staff Meeting, LAT in the Haas Center for Performing Arts. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Coffee Reception, 9:30-11 a.m. Program. 11 a.m. President Mantella and Provost Mili. Lunch under the tent. RSVP form  

Sep. 7 Unit Head Meeting 3 – 5 p.m. Kirkhof Room 2215/2216   

Sep. 16 Faculty Research Colloquium, 308 PAD     

Sep. 21 Unit Head Meeting 3 – 5 p.m. Kirkhof Room 2204 (Pere Marquette)   

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. 5 Unit Head Meeting 3 – 5 p.m. Kirkhof Room 2215/2216    

Oct. 6-7    Ott Lecture      

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

Oct. 14 Faculty Research Colloquium, 308 PAD       

Oct. 19 Unit Head Meeting 3– 5 p.m. Kirkhof Room 2215/2216   

Nov. 2 Unit Head Meeting 3 – 5 p.m. Kirkhof Room 2215/2216   

Nov. 7   GVSU Arts Celebration "South Chicago Dance Theatre: Energy | Power | Grace", 7 p.m. Louis Armstrong Theatre, Haas Performing Arts Center, Allendale campus.  

Nov.16 Unit Head Meeting 3– 5 p.m. Kirkhof Room 2215/2216   

Nov. 18 Faculty Research Colloquium, 308 PAD       

Nov. 30 Unit Head Meeting 3 – 5 p.m. TBD   

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

Dec. 10 Commencement  

Dec. 21 Unit Head Meeting 3 – 5 p.m. Kirkhof Room 2215/2216   

Dec. 23 – Jan. 2 Semester Break 



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