Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 8-28-12

For Faculty


1. Dean's speech given at the CLAS Start Up Meeting

2. CLAS Quadrennial Report 2008-2012 Now Available

3. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

4. Drop/Add Process

5. Statistics 319 Project


For Unit Heads


6. Best Practices: Grades Training

7. CLAS Important Dates


For Faculty

1. Dean's speech given at the CLAS Start Up Meeting

As is our custom, Dean Fred Antczak's speech ( Professing More: Six Ways to Extend Our Reach) from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Faculty and Staff Meeting on August 23 is available online:


2. CLAS Quadrennial Report 2008-2012 Now Available


A 37-page report celebrating the last four years in CLAS is available by request (  All CLAS Unit Heads have been provided with a copy.  Please include your campus address.  The report is also available as a pdf on this page:


3. University cancels classes for Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

The Provost has indicated that the University will remain open for regular business, and additional class time will not be scheduled to compensate for the cancelled classes.

For more information, click here:


4. Drop/Add Process (attachment)


The last day to add a course (or receive 100% tuition refunds for a course drop) for Fall 2012 is Friday, August 31, 2012 (until 5:00 pm). After that time, the late add process begins for those interested in adding a course. Attached are the steps to follow for the late addition of a course.

Students can drop courses until October 26, 2012 and receive a grade of W. For requests to drop a course after that date, there are separate procedures for that process that does not involved the College Deans Office. Students need to write a letter specifically stating why they are dropping the course(s) so late in the semester and append any relevant documentation. A late drop/add form needs to be completely filled out by the student. The completed add/drop form & the letter needs to be presented to the unit head for approval. All documentation needs to be taken to the Student Academic Success Center (Mike Messner) in 200 Student Services Building (STU) for review and final approval.


5. Statistics 319 Project (attachment)


Dear Colleague,
Perhaps you have been collecting data but are just not sure what to do with it or how to best analyze it.  Perhaps you have a research project that you've started but just don't seem to get finished.  If this sounds like you, please review the attached flyer on how STA 319 (Statistics Project) can help. Thank you.

Soon Hong, Professor

Department of Statistics

Phone: 331-2057




For Unit Heads

6. Best Practices: Grade Training

The CLAS Dean's Office is holding a Best Practices Seminar on the process of submitting grades on September 18th, 10:30am in 2266 KC. Please encourage your clerical staff to attend. For questions, contact Roxanne Mol (


7. CLAS Important Dates


Important Dates Event Location
Aug. 31 Last day to drop/add a course, 5:00pm  
Sept. 3-4 Labor Day Recess; Sept. 4 no classes but offices are open   Sept. 5 Share ideas with Shaily Menon for Campus Sustainability Spotlight  
Sept. 5 Training session for schedule production 111 HRY, 3:00-4:00pm Sept. 9 Deadline for review of Issues Courses   Sept. 18 Best Practices: Grade Training Staff; 10:30am; 2266 KC Sept. 19 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm Sept. 27 Fall Sabbatical Forum 308 PAD; 3:30 - 5:00pm
Oct. 3 Unit Head Meeting 2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00pm Oct. 15 Faculty sabbatical proposals due to unit   Oct. 16 Mid-term grades due from faculty   Oct. 26 Deadline for students to drop a course with W  


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