Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 4-24-12

For Faculty

1. Advising Updates

2. Last Date of Academic Activity Follow-up:

For Unit Heads

3 Your Units' Best Photos From 2008-2012

4. CLAS Important Dates


For Faculty

1. Advising Updates: Mary Schutten

The Registrar's Office recommends that students apply for their graduation audit one semester prior to the expected graduation. This is intended to provide some opportunity for the student to address unknown issues that may arise from the audit.

Here is a helpful link for advising designed by two students in WRT 200 on the use of MyPath that you may want to share with your advisees.


2. Last Date of Academic Activity Follow-up: Jerry Montag, Registrar

To all faculty -

I have received a few questions this week regarding the Last Date of Academic Activity (LDAA) and I want to share this response with you. Beginning with the current (Winter 2012) semester, you are required to enter a Last Date of Academic Activity for students receiving F or NC that corresponds to one of the following three categories:

  1. The student never attended your class
  2. The student attended all semester but did not satisfactorily earn a passing grade 
  3. The student stopped attending your class at some time during the semester

You received an email listing that gives the dates to enter for students receiving F or NC grades who fall into categories 1 and 2 for each of your sections.

In reference to category 3, if the student stopped attending at some other point during the semester and will receive an F or NC grade, you will be required to determine the last date of academic activity and enter that date.

Examples of Academic Activity:

  • Physically attending a class
  • Submitting an academic assignment either in class or on Blackboard
  • Taking a quiz or an exam
  • Attending a study group that is assigned by the institution
  • Participating in an online discussion about academic matters

Note: Academic Activity does NOT include academic advising or logging into an online course without active participation.

If you have any additional questions, please contact me as soon as possible. I may be reached at or 331-3801.


For Unit Heads

3. Your Units' Best Photos From 2008-2012

Have a great shot that tells the story of what your unit is all about?  Not those stiff group shots-instead, your discipline in action.  Weed out the ones with Sparty T-shirts on the participants or low res phone-cam shots.  We want some really great ones to include in the CLAS Quadrennial Report.  No later than May 25.  Thanks!


4. CLAS Important Dates


Important Dates Event Location
Fall 2012 book orders are now overdue and please place all outstanding orders ASAP in order to help keep costs down. Thank you! April 23 - 28 Final Exam Week   April 28 Commencement  
April 30 New faculty position requests due Courtney Sherwood
May 1 Final Grades in Banner due before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time   May 2 Unit Head Meeting 2263 KC, 3:00-5:00 May 3 Traverse City Commencement   May 7 Classes begin 1st 6 weeks and 12 weeks   May 11 Names of representatives for CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence
May 28 Memorial Day Recess - offices closed   June 18 Classes End 1st 6 weeks   June 19-20 Final Exams   June 20 CLAS on the Green Golf Outing  
June 25 Grades due 1st 6 week classes before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time   June 25 Classes Begin 2nd 6 weeks   July 4 Independence Day Recess - offices closed   Aug. 3 Classes End 2nd 6 weeks and 12 weeks   Aug. 6-7 Final Exams   Aug. 6 Submission deadline for Issues course proposals   Aug. 13 Grades due 2nd 6 weeks and 12 weeks before noon Banner and Blackboard close at this time   Aug. 15 & 16 New Faculty Orientation   Aug. 21 Unit Head Retreat TBA Aug. 22 FTLC Conference EC Aug. 23 CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting TBA Aug. 24 Convocation Field House Aug. 27 Fall 2011 Classes Begin  



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