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CLAS Annual Reports (includes Quadrennial Report, Service, Teaching, Scholarly and Creative Achievements)

CLAS Acts (TT Faculty Newsletter)

The CLAS Teacher newsletter (AFF, VIS, ADJ faculty newsletter)

CLAS Weekly Mailing Archive

Faculty Publications



Acronym Decoder

Academic Appeal Process

CLAS Faculty Books, CDs and DVDs

Advising Resources


Affiliate Elections and Governance page





The CLAS Teacher newsletter, sent to Visitors, Affiliates, and Part Time Faculty in August and December

Committees (CLAS) reports (see Elected Faculty Governance Annual Reports)


Facilities Requests

Faculty Activity Reports and Faculty Activity Plan

  • Please use the Digital Measures "Activity Insight" on-line database program to compile and print your FAR and Faculty Activity Plan  (which can be done on the final DM screen titled "Workload Planning. ).To print your Faculty Activity Plan select "Workload Plan" as a Rapid Report, or go to "Run Custom Reports," then select "Workload Plan. Login to Digital Measures


Faculty Exchange

  • Since 2009, the GVSU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has had a faculty exchange agreement with an institute in Germany, the Pädagogische Hochschule in Schwäbisch Gmünd (PHSG; www.ph-gmuend.de) . The PHSG is a small university of education, with about 3000 students, that prepares teachers for elementary and non-university-preparatory secondary schools.  It is located about 35 miles east of Stuttgart in the state of Baden Württemberg. The PHSG offers courses in English, Math, History, Natural and Social Sciences, Art, Music, Physical Education, Health, and Educational Psychology. Our exchange agreement has normally brought one PHSG faculty member to GVSU in the Fall, and sent one GVSU faculty member from CLAS to PHSG in Spring/Summer. The deadline for CLAS faculty applications is October 15. More information.      

Faculty Expertise & Scholarly Interest

Faculty Recognition








Personnel Materials

For Candidates



CLAS Personnel Calendar for Winter 2019

January 7        Candidate submits portfolio to Unit Head

February 8       Units submit contract renewal materials to the dean’s office

February 15    Units submit tenure and promotion materials to the dean’s office

February 22     Units submit promotion only materials (promotion to Associate Professor if not associated with a tenure decision) 

March 15         CLAS Personnel Committee submits recommendations to the dean (Third Friday in March)

April 19           Notification by the Dean to faculty member of recommendation to the Provost (Third Friday in April)

June 1            Provost provides notification of decisions

For Unit Heads


Below please find links to both CLAS-specific forms tailored to our college’s needs and to the rest of the university forms you will need which are located in the  Provost’s personnel workbook:


The faculty personnel actions workbook on the Provost's site contains

  • Template for Electronic Submission of Personnel Materials to CPC   
  • Candidate Waiver Form
  • Draft Agenda for Unit Personnel Meeting
  • Report of Unit Faculty Vote 


            Contract Renewal Decision

            Tenure Decision

            Promotion Decision 

     Draft Minutes: Personnel Meeting

Post-Unit Personnel Meeting TT Faculty Comment Forms

                  Reappointment or Tenure

                  Promotion to Associate Professor

                  Promotion to Professor


Affiliate Review and Promotion

Provost website: Affiliate Faculty Review Guidelines & Senior Affiliate Faculty Promotion Procedures          

Affiliate promotion form

University repository for college and departmental personnel policies


Policies (University)

Private Information policy


Research funding

Risk Managment

Are You Appropriately Managing Risk When Engaged in Experiential Learning Activities with your Students?

A reminder that all faculty engaged with experiential learning with students should review the risk management website for CLAS:  http://www.gvsu.edu/clas/riskreduction/forms-12.htm

Proper identification of student status is important for determining insurance coverage, getting assistance with export controls, providing appropriate liability coverage, and numerous additional protections and procedures

  1. All programs which have students studying abroad should be run through Padnos International Center. 
  2. Student engaged with research with faculty fall into one of four categories

a)      They are enrolled in a course.

b)      They are paid employees of the university (including those that are paid by an external or internal grant).

c)      GVSU sanctioned group (i.e. music ensemble on tour).

d)     Volunteers. Any student not part of an identified GVSU group would be a volunteer. Conferences & non-registered students doing research are two examples of volunteer students. If they are volunteers, they must follow GVSU's Volunteer policy:  https://www.gvsu.edu/policies/policy.htm?policyId=1B9C1F77-95E7-FD0C-5607F0761EF4D51A&search=volunteer. 

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