Weekly Mailing to Tenure line, Affiliate, Visitors, Administrative Professionals, and Professional Support Staff in CLAS
CLAS Weekly Mailing 12-01-21
Dwayne Tunstall of the Department of Philosophy will become Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence in June 2022. Dwayne comes to the position with a deep scholarly background in diversity and inclusion, experience in student support programs, and a clear passion for the work. He was chosen from an excellent field of well-qualified candidates. The College welcomes Dwayne to his new post and thanks all who participated in the search.
Updated Technology Policy
The Technology Supply Office has updated their policy to allow the purchase of flash drives from the Laker Store using your GVSU P-Card, without pre-approval. In addition, certain computer cables can now be ordered from the approved vendor Cables 2 Go. See the policy here: https://www.gvsu.edu/it/technology-supply-office-160.htm. Questions can be directed to the IT Technology Supply Office.
Concur Expense Reports that Include Alcohol Expenses
All expense reports that include alcohol should be forwarded to AD Michelle McCloud in Concur for approval. Pre-approval is required for unit events where alcohol will be served. Please ensure that a pre-approval request has been submitted to the CLAS Dean’s Office and subsequently approved prior to the event. The approval email should be attached to the Concur expense report along with the receipt. Alcohol expenses should be itemized separately on the expense report and a designated fund FOAP should be provided in Concur. Expense reports for things such as recruitment dinners or other meals that include alcohol should also be itemized and submitted to AD McCloud for approval in Concur.
Starting this semester, Fall 2021, the College is making a change to the deadline for final grades. All faculty must report their final grades by 11:59 p.m., Monday, December 20. This will allow the deans office to use the time available on Tuesday morning, December 21, to address any missing grade reports and meet the university deadline of 12 p.m. noon. This notice gives faculty time to adjust their grading timelines to meet the new deadline. All CLAS departments/units are asked to adhere to this new deadline rather than instituting one of their own. Any questions should be directed to AD Betty Schaner.
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)
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. 1 5 p.m. deadline for Special Projects Graduate Assistantship Proposals 2022-23
Dec. 1 Low enrolled sections planned for cancellation should be cancelled through Coursedog.
Dec. 8 Unit Head Meeting: 3- 5 p.m. Zoom
Dec. 10 Commencement at 7 p.m. in the Fieldhouse Arena on the Allendale Campus for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and BCOIS
Dec. 11 Classes End and Commencement
Dec. 13-18 Final Exams
Dec. 17 Winter tuition payment deadline (by 5 p.m.)
Dec. 20 Grades due by midnight
Dec. 22 Unit Head Meeting: 3- 5 p.m. Zoom
Jan. 7 2022-23 Annual Schedule Final Round due to Dean’s Office, Tracy McLenithan
Jan. 10 Classes begin
Jan. 10 All materials must be uploaded to candidate’s personnel Blackboard site by 5pm
Jan. 10 Unit head copies contents of candidate’s personnel blackboard site to the unit personnel Blackboard site at 5pm
Jan. 14 Credit/No Credit request deadline (by 5 p.m.)
Jan. 14 Last day to add, register, or pay and 100% tuition refund deadline
Jan. 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day recess
Jan. 21 Budget Planning Template due to Dean’s Office, Rafael Juarez-Yuen
Feb. 4 75% tuition refund deadline
Feb. 11 Units submit contract renewal materials to the Dean’s Office (CLAS Personnel Committee
Feb. 18 Units submit tenure and promotion materials to the Dean’s Office (CLAS Personnel Committee)
Feb. 25 Units submit promotion only materials (promotion to associate professor if not associated with a tenure decision)
Jan. 14 Faculty use Digital Measures to create their Faculty Activity Reports (FARs) and submit to their unit heads, along with an updated CV. Joint appointees submit to BOTH unit heads.
Jan. 14 Date by which unit head lets Associate Dean Anderson know of unit decision regarding waiving unit peer review process.
Jan. 28 For joint appointments and other reassignments, date by which secondary unit head submits feedback on FAR to primary unit’s head so that this feedback can appropriately be taken into consideration.
Feb. 18 Last date by which unit’s peer review should be complete, considering joint appointment feedback when relevant. (Units may opt for earlier deadlines.)
Mar. 1 Mid-term grades due by 12 p.m. noon
Mar. 6 – 13 Spring Break
Mar. 11 “W” deadline (by 5 p.m.)
Dec. 2 PK-12 Connect Brown Bag Lunch and Learn (Samhita Rhodes from PCEC)
Dec. 4 Fall Dance Concert, LAT 7 p.m.
Dec. 4 Early Music Ensemble, SVS, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 4 Princeton Review free/online virtual exam, MCAT Practice Test (December 4)
Dec. 4 Princeton Review free/online virtual exam, GRE Practice Test (December 4)
Dec. 4 Princeton Review free/online virtual exam, DAT Practice Test (December 4)
Dec. 5 Fall Dance Concert, LAT, 2 p.m.
Dec. 6 GV Arts—Holiday Concert, Fountain Street Church, 7:30 p.m. Masks are required for this event. We discourage attendance by higher-risk populations and prohibit attendance if sick. This event will be full capacity seating.
Dec. 7 Jazz Concert, LAT, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 Faculty Awards Convocation, 4 p.m. location to be announced
Mar. 14 GVSU Arts Celebration Poetry Night www.gvsu.edu/gvarts/
Mar. 29 2022 Mosaic Lecture. Dr. Mariel Vazquez, professor of Mathematics at UC Davis
Apr. 5 GVSU Arts Celebration Lecture presents: An Evening with Hanif Abdurraqib www.gvsu.edu/gvarts/
Apr. 9 Princeton Review free/online virtual exam, MCAT Practice Test (April 9)
Apr. 9 Princeton Review free/online virtual exam, GRE Practice Test (April 9)
Apr. 9 Princeton Review free/online virtual exam, DAT Practice Test (April 9)
Grading Completion in Banner
Faculty can find out if student grades (mid-term and final grades) have been entered into Banner without having to wait to receive the “missing grades report” from the Dean’s Office.
Go to Banner-GVSU Faculty/Staff Additional Student Info
Select Grade Report
Enter Faculty G#
This will bring up all classes being taught by this professor, then select the course. All registered students will be displayed. The Midterm Grade Roster Report lists any students still needing grades to be entered.
Low Enrolled Section Management
Any course expected to be canceled for low enrollment, and any greyed-out course that will not be opened, should be cancelled before December 1. By that date we need to have our total number of LE sections down to a threshold set by the Provost’s office. Earlier cancellations are helpful. Questions may be directed to George McBane.