Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 10-15-13
For Unit Heads
The Department of Music and Dance is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary conference on October 24-26: The Baroque Legacy: Past and Present in Hispanic America and Central and Eastern Europe. The conference will feature speakers from several countries, two keynote lectures, and a moveable concert on Saturday afternoon. Our keynote speakers are John A. Rice, a distinguished scholar of 18th-century music, and Roberto González Echevarría, Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale University, who received the 2010 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama. Rice will speak on "Two Centers of Musical Ferment in the Eighteenth Century: Bohemia and Minas Gerais" Thursday at 4 p.m. and González Echevarría will speak on "Lezama Lima's Baroque Legacy" Friday at 5 p.m. All events except part of Saturday's concert will take place in the Cook-DeWitt Center. The Saturday concert is a multimedia event featuring three 18th-century works: a Miserere for chorus, soloists, and Baroque instruments from South America, a humorous musical theater scene (tonadilla) from Spain, and a choreographed performance of a rediscovered Austrian tragicomedy. It will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center and conclude in the Performing Arts Center.
Many thanks to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Latin American Studies Program for their help and support!
CLAS faculty are invited to participate in an Out of the Box Event sponsored by the CLAS Faculty Council and have lunch courtesy of the CLAS Deans Office. The topic is Assessment. Registrations are now open for either Wednesday, October 23 or Thursday, October 31 (11:30am-1:30pm). Details and registration on http://gvsu.edu/clas/out-of-the-box-events-106.htm .
As part of its Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills (STIRS) Initiative, AAC&U will select as many as six faculty members to serve as STIRS Scholars. STIRS seeks to improve the capacity of undergraduate students to use evidence to solve problems and make decisions. Such capacities are foundational to general education and are critical for all students in all areas of study-the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities-if they are to become engaged and productive citizens.
Deadline for Application: Monday, January 6, 2014
Announcement of Selections: Friday, January 17, 2014
See the call for applications for more information about the STIRS scholars and about how to apply.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Multipurpose Room, Mary Idema Pew Library (Lower Level)
We will also hold another workshop on Wednesday, October 16, 2013-same time, same place-as an alternative option.
There is an upcoming information session about the Truman Scholarship to be held on Wednesday, October 30 in case you would like to run a blub in any upcoming CLAS announcements.
Here's some additional language you may want to include: Can't make an info session, but want to learn more, please call the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships at 616.331.2699 or stop by 230 Mary Idema Pew Library to schedule an appointment with a fellowships advisor.
The annual CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Program will take place from October 17 -18, 2013. This year, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is proud to welcome eleven honorees back to campus for honor. Attached is a list of events that hosting departments have chosen to publicize. Please encourage your faculty, staff, and students to participate in these activities.
For Unit Heads
Colleagues, as you consider what "spring cleaning" your unit needs to do this year, you may need to update your department personnel criteria/processes on Early Tenure and/or Promotion, in order to be in sync with the policy UAS passed late last year.
4. Early Tenure and/or Promotion. A faculty member may request, in writing to the Dean, that he/she be considered by his/her unit for early tenure and/or promotion (see Section 2.10.3). To be awarded early tenure and/or promotion, a faculty member must demonstrate that he/she has exceeded the expectations in all three areas of evaluation (see Section 2.9.1), as defined by unit and college criteria.
Important Dates Event Location
Oct. 15 Mid-term grades are due before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time
Oct. 15 Faculty Sabbatical proposals due to unit Oct. 15 2013 Facilities Requests Form Due Facilities Request Form
Oct. 15 GVSU Fall Career Fair DeVos Place Convention Center - Grand Rapids; 1:00-5:00pm
Oct. 17 & 18 CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Program (luncheon by invitation only)
Oct. 18 ANNUAL SCHEDULE - Round 1 Due Email Cindy Laug
Oct.18 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: "Against the Tide: Immigrants, Day Laborers, and Community in Jupiter, Florida" Noon-1pm Niemeyer Multipurpose Room
Oct. 18 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: The CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 308 PAD
Oct. 19 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: CLAS Mindgating at Homecoming
Oct. 23 Out of the Box Event Registration required. Hosted by Faculty Council. 11:30am - 1:30pm
Oct. 23 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm
Oct. 25 Drop Deadline - grade W
Oct. 25 Promotion materials due to the Dean's Office
Oct. 25 Winter 2014 textbook orders are due to UBS
Oct. 31 Out of the Box Event Registration required. Hosted by Faculty Council. 11:30am - 1:30pm
Nov. 1 Sabbatical proposals due to Dean's Office
Nov. 6 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm
Nov. 15 Staffing Plans for Winter 2014 due Email notice to Cindy Laug when complete. Nov. 15 CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce: The CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. 308 PAD
Nov. 25 CLAS Teaching Roundtables 11am - 12:30pm; Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC)
Nov. 27 No classes; Offices Open
Nov. 28-29 Thanksgiving Recess