Unit Head Mailing 5-10-11

  1. Formation of the Honorary Degree Committee
  2. Last Chance: Teaching Photos
  3. AD Search Email to All CLAS Faculty on 5/9/11 (See your email for position description attachment)
  4.  CLAS Important Dates
  1. Formation of the Honorary Degree Committee

Maria Cimitile has announced the formation of the Honorary Degree Committee and the process that will be used for recommending potential candidates for a GVSU honorary degree.  The process and nomination information is now available on the Provost website:

  Unit Heads - Please share this information with faculty in your units.  Any questions should be directed to Dr. Cimitile.


2. Last Chance: Teaching Photos

This is a final reminder about our call for teaching photos (original request was made at Unit Head meeting 12/8/10).  Send your best to


3. AD Search Email to All CLAS Faculty on 5/9/11 (See your email for position description attachment)

Thise-mail was sent to all CLAS faculty yesterday:

Dear Colleagues,
As you may have already heard, Associate Dean Jann Joseph will be stepping down from her position at the end of June.  With this in mind, Dean Antczak has formed a robust search committee to identify Jann's successor as CLAS Associate Dean for Professional Development and Administration.  This will be an internal search with an aggressive time line with the hope of providing the new associate dean some time for orientation before Jann's departure.  We invite you to review the attached Position Announcement and consider whether you or one of your colleagues would be a good fit to apply for this position.  We also invite you to participate in the upcoming interview process and to provide feedback to the search committee.  Keep an eye out for additional e-mails announcing the dates for the candidate interviews as the search proceeds. If you should have any questions about the application or the search process, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Deb Burg, Chair CLAS Associate Dean Search Committee

4. CLAS Important Dates 


    Important Dates Event Location
May 15 Unit * Self Studies due CLAS Dean's office May 25 Farewell Reception for Jann Joseph Alumni House, 3:00-5:00 May 30 Memorial Day Recess   June 20 Classes End first 6 weeks   June 21-22 Finals   June 27 Grades due first 6 week classes at noon   June 27 Classes Begin 2nd 6 weeks   July 4 Independence Day Recess   July 18 Fall Staffing Plans due 5:00
Aug. 8 Classes End 2nd 6 and 12 weeks   Aug. 9-10 Finals 2nd 6 and 12 week   Aug. 15 Grades due 2nd 6 and 12 week at noon   Aug 15 Unit Alignment to CLAS Strategic Plan CLAS Dean's office Aug. 17 & 18 New Faculty Orientation KC & DEV Aug. 17 CLAS New Faculty Social Alumni House Aug. 23 Unit Head Retreat TBA Aug. 24 FTLC Conference EC, 8:30-2:00 Aug. 25 CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting TBA-followed by lunch Aug. 26 Convocation Field House Aug. 29 Fall 2011 Classes Begin   Sept. 16 Grandparents, Grandkids, and Grand Valley (S2012) - deadline for faculty signups

*Due this spring - PSY (BA and BS), PHY (BS), AWRI, BMS (MS and BS)

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