Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 4-24-12
For Unit Heads
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.
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:
- The student never attended your class
- The student attended all semester but did not satisfactorily earn a passing grade
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 331-3801.
For Unit Heads
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!
Fall 2012 book orders are now overdue and please place all outstanding orders ASAP in order to help keep costs down. Thank you! www.ubs.gvsu.edu/ePOS?this_category=250&store=437&form=shared3%2fgm%2fmain%2ehtml&design=437 April 23 - 28 Final Exam Week April 28 Commencement
April 30 New faculty position requests due Courtney Sherwood email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 http://gvsu.edu/clas/clas-on-the-green-382.htm
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