Weekly Mailing to TT, AFF, VIS, AP, PSS in CLAS



1. Strategic Planning Update     

2. Are you a content provider? 

3. Rebranding in IT 


8.  Important Due Dates       

9. Upcoming Events        

Spring Summer Courses  



1. Strategic Planning Update     

Subsets of the SIG group have started examining Jamboard data from the Visioning Workshops Jen will report progress and status at May 4 UH meeting (attendance optional) 

(piece to be submitted by Donovan) 



2. Are you a content provider? 

If you are creating content that eventually ends up on a GVSU webpage, there are some resources that will keep you web-friendly.  GVSU is committed to both ADA compliance and writing standards across all parts of the GVSU website (including the CLAS and unit websites) so knowing how to format a document to make it web-ready and how to write copy that complies with GVSU’s standards will save your webmaster from making corrections. 


3. Rebranding in IT 

The IT helpdesk has been rebranded. They should now be called "IT Services" and should be contacted via [email protected] or




8.  Important Due Dates             



Apr. 8  Unit heads send unit commencement plans to Monica [email protected]    

Apr. 9    5 p.m. – Drop with a “W” deadline for Winter 2021            

Apr. 15  First Dibs Classroom Requests due to Cindy Laug ([email protected])     

Apr. 23 Supervisor signs/dates the form and scans (for PSS employees), then emails to GV Performance Management by April 23.         

Apr. 23 Supervisor finalizes evaluation (for non-PSS employees), including meeting with employee [Supervisor may begin with feedback as soon as they have received the submitted evaluation from their employee.]         


May 7   Facilities requests for Summer 2022 – changes requiring construction, full-classroom furniture changes, new electrical installations, etc.  Submit to Mona Silva ([email protected]) on Facilities Request Form available at         


May 15    Faculty applications for Presidential Fellow 

May 21    Catalog copy changes due to [email protected]       

Jun. 1   Unit Self-Studies due in GV Advance         



9. Upcoming Events             

Through April 16 there are several exhibitions in the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Art Gallery, Calder Art Center. Check the VMA events page for details.            

Apr. 9      Cancelled - Using Trophic and Movement Ecology to Inform Fisheries Management and Ecology, AWRI. 2 p.p. Contact  in advance for the Zoom link.  [email protected] in advance for the Zoom link.   

Apr. 12  SSD Plenaries. There are three plenary sessions available to the community. Students, faculty, and staff can register via Sprout for these sessions. 

Apr. 13   Respondus instructor live proctoring webinar Join the Zoom meeting 


Apr. 13   Graduate Showcase 2021      

Apr. 16   Graduate Dean's Citation Awards Virtual Event     

May 4  College Meeting 2-3:30 p.m. (Zoom) Invitation will be emailed.  








WRT 219 02 – Introduction to Creative Writing   

Instructor: Oindrila Mukherjee ( 

Format: online 


This course introduces students to creative writing in three genres – fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Students will read and respond to a variety of published works, learn basic creative writing techniques, and practice writing original poems, short fiction pieces and personal essays about their lives. This course fulfils a core requirement for Writing majors and minors and Advertising and Public Relations majors (Advertising emphasis), as well as the Gen Ed (Foundations: Arts) requirement. Prerequisite – WRT 130 or 150.  


PLS 211 International Relations 

Instructor: Polly Diven 

Format: Online with asynchronous components 


This introductory course in world affairs fulfills two General Education categories: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Global Perspectives. We examine current international affairs and learn about how states, societies, and international organizations deal with key challenges to international peace and security. Topics include human rights, the environment, globalization, terrorism, and many other contemporary international issues. 


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