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


CLAS Weekly Mailing 09-22-21


1. #SpreadLoveatGV food drive is back 


2. Fellowships 

3. Advising 



4. Important Deadlines    

5. Upcoming Events    





1.  #SpreadLoveatGV food drive is back 

 The Center for Women and Gender Equity is happy to announce our #SpreadLoveatGV food drive is back! Please share this information with your team. 
Working with Replenish, our GVSU's food pantry, we are looking for PB&J themed donations. Peanut butter is a great source of protein and has a long shelf life which makes it a great item to stock up on. Plus, GVSU Lakers love it! Peanut butter is consistently one of the most requested items from our visitors.  


We ask that between September 27 and October 8 donations be brought to the Center for Women and Gender Equity in KC 1201, open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. If your team wants to coordinate one person to drop off your donations that would be great! 



2. Fellowships 

Information about the  


Please spread the word:  Fall Information Sessions - Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships - Grand Valley State University ( 

CUSE Referral Form: CUSE Student Referral Form - Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement - Grand Valley State University ( 


3. Advising (AD Schaner) 

The Academic Blueprint 

The Blueprint provides students (and faculty and staff) with benchmark events and critical resources to promote student success. There is a blueprint for each of the traditional academic years with direct links to more information for each step along the way. This helpful resource informs academic advising conversations and provides easy access to support systems. 


Advisee Lists 

To see an accurate list of students that have been assigned to you, the easy to follow instructions are located on the CLAS Faculty Advisor Website. Just click on Advisee List in Banner and follow the steps. 


Advisee lists can also be accessed through the Navigate Platform. This system allows you to easily access your assigned students once you log in. You can email students directly from the platform, either individually or as a group. You can also issue CARE Reports via your Navigate access. 




4.  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 you are on campus. (VAT)  

Sep. 30      Nominations for Promotion to associate professor as part of winter actions due     

 Sep. 30       If interested, contact Dr. Biddanda no later than September 30, 2021 about Michigan Space Grant Proposals.  Deadline for proposals is Wednesday, November 10, 2021.   

Oct. 1         Award Nominations due to Dean’s Office (Kristin Winfrey)    

Oct. 1        Faculty use Digital Measures to create their Faculty Activity Plans (FAPs) and submit to their unit heads. Joint appointees submit to BOTH unit heads.    

Oct. 8        In the cases of joint appointees, the unit head in the secondary unit submits feedback on the FAP to the primary unit head.       

Oct. 8-Nov. 30   Unit process for reviewing FAPs    

Oct. 11    Teach-In proposals due. Contact Prof. Karen Gipson, the faculty lead for the 2021 GVSU Teach-in, [email protected].    

Oct. 11-15   Mid-term Evaluations     

Oct. 15       Annual Schedule First Round in Coursedog due to Dean’s Office, Tracy McLenithan      

Oct. 13      Units submit promotion materials (promotion to professor) to the Dean’s Office. Earlier submissions are welcome.     

Oct. 18    Fall Science Update Call for Presenters (RMSC)   

Oct. 25-26    Fall Break     

Oct. 29          Drop with a “W” grade deadline     

Nov. 24-26    Thanksgiving Recess     

Nov. 29      2022-2023 Annual Schedule Final Round opens in Coursedog     

Dec. 1        Completion of FAP review process. Units do not need to forward FAPs to the Dean’s  office but should store electronic copies of all FAPs.    

Dec. 11         Classes End and Commencement     

Dec. 13-18      Final Exams     

Dec. 21         Grades due before noon     

Jan. 7        2022-23 Annual Schedule Final Round due to Dean’s Office, Tracy  McLenithan     


5. Upcoming‌ ‌Events         ‌ ‌ ‌                  

Sep. 22     Coursedog walk in office hours: 9:30-11:30 a.m., CHS 189  

Sep. 22     Coursedog walk in office hours: 1-3 p.m., DEV 204A  

Sep. 22      Unit Head Meeting: 3-5 p.m., Zoom        

Sep. 22      “From Figure to Ground: How Humans Became Technology’s Tools”, Douglas Rushkoff, Carey Memorial Lecture. Virtual 7 p.m.     

Sep. 23    Coursedog walk in office hours: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., HRY 117  

Sep. 23     Art & Power, 12 p.m. Virtual. RSVP   

Sep. 24    Coursedog walk in office hours: 1-3 p.m., HRY 117  

Sep. 30       Opening Reception for Honest and Unrefined: Art Outside the Academy: Sep. 30, 2021; 5-8 p.m.   GVSU Art Gallery, Haas Center for the Performing Arts. RSVP          

Oct. 4         GVSU Arts Celebration Tesla Quartet Beethoven concert.  7:30 p.m. Cook DeWitt.         

Oct. 5       Undergraduate Research Fair  5-7 p.m. in 2250 Kirkhof Center (Grand River Room).    

Oct. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17   Side by Side by Sondheim, LAT, 7:30 p.m. /Sundays  2 p.m.     

Oct. 15       CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium. Add yourself to the Zoom link list.     

Oct. 21     Jazz Concert, LAT, 7:30 p.m.    

Oct. 22-23  History Department’s annual Great Lakes History Conference. Info and registration.   

Oct. 23     Choir Concert. TBD    

Oct. 29     Symphony Orchestra Concert. LAT, 7:30 p.m.    

Nov. 5      Wind Symphony + Concert Band, LAT, 7:30 p.m.    

Nov. 3       Majors Fair   11 a.m.-2 p.m., KC RM 2250 Grand River Room (CAAC)   

Nov. 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14  Mac Beth, Black Box Theatre, 7:30 p.m. / Sundays 2 p.m.     

Nov. 9      Varsity Glee Club Concert, CDC, 7:30 p.m.    

Nov. 10-11 Teach In. For more information, contact Prof. Karen Gipson, faculty lead for the 2021 Teach-in, [email protected] .     

Nov. 19      CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium. Add yourself to the Zoom link list.     

Nov. 29     Chamber Music Recital, SVS, 7:30 p.m.    

Dec. 4       Fall Dance Concert, LAT 7 p.m.    

Dec. 4       Early Music Ensemble, SVS, 7:30 p.m.    

Dec. 5       Fall Dance Concert, LAT, 2 p.m.    

Dec. 6        GV Arts—Holiday Concert, Fountain Street Church, 7:30 p.m. 
Dec. 7      Jazz Concert, LAT, 7:30 p.m.    






Dibs Room Policy 

As announced at the Unit Heads meeting on April 21, classrooms with dibs assigned to specific departments will be subject to minimum weekly usage requirements during Round 1 of scheduling for AY 22/23.  The policy is described in the scheduling section of the Unit Head page.  

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