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CLAS Standards & Criteria for Personnel Evaluation (on Provost's website; requires log in)

Conflict Resolution website (HR)

Death of a Colleague

Hiring / Faculty Searches


Personnel Policy and Process (This link takes you to the Provost's website. Nota bene: CLAS uses a more staggered calendar. Please look at the official letters, UH BB site, and weekly mailing calendar)

Salary Adjustment/Evaluation Process

Student Grader Application (accessible to unit heads only)

Support staff

Teaching Evaluations


Additional Resources on Blackboard

Some resources for unit heads are posted on the Unit Heads Blackboard site.


To log into Blackboard


Acronym Decoder

Admissions requirements



CLAS Agenda Planning Committee 

Large Academic: Debbie Herrington (CHM), Esther Billings (MTH)

Medium Academic: Janel Pettes-Guikema, Ashley Shannon (ENG)

Small Academic:Mark Staves (CMB) 2, Open 





Booking Conference Rooms

  • 308 PAD, 1-2495
  • B-4-243 MAK, 1-2495
  • B-4-106 MAK, 1-2495
  • B-2-226 MAK, 1-2495
  • Kirkhof Center and Cook DeWitt, contact Event Services


GVSU Laker Store Faculty Resources



Members of the Budget Planning Committee

Darren Walhof (2022)

Janet Vigna (2022)

Chris Toth (2023)

Rich Vallery (2023)

Heather Van Wormer (2023)




CLAS Academic Advising Center (C-1-140 MAK) phone 1-8585


CLAS Acts TT faculty e-newsletter


CLAS Dean's Office, B-4-232 MAK, 1-2495 (see also Dean's Office)

Organizational Chart of the CLAS College Office and Unit Heads (as of Mar. 23, 2022)


CLAS Database


The CLAS Teacher archive (newsletter for AFF, VIS, ADJ faculty of CLAS)


CLAS Weekly Mailing




Complaints & grievances


Curriculum Process


Dean's Office


Departmental Website


Digital Studio

  • The Digital Studio is available for faculty/staff and students to have media digitized. Computing and Technology Support is staffing a Digital Studio. It is equipped with high-end technology and the latest software titles. The digital studio seeks to promote the creation of virtual learning experiences through providing consulting services, project development, and technology exploration. D-2-329 Mackinac Digital Studio website



Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence






Graders (Student Grader application--accessible to unit heads only)

Graduate Programs

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences includes master's degree programs in several disciplines.

Masters of Science in Biology

Masters of Biomedical Sciences (M.H.S.)

Masters of Communications

Masters of Arts in English

Professional Science Masters (PSM) (administered in College of Engineering)

Grants and Research Resources


Hiring/Faculty Searches

Human Subjects




LIFT teaching evaluation


Late Add Request Instructions


Meetings, conducting productive






CLAS Personnel Calendar for 2022-2023 coming soon

Fall 2021 CLAS Personnel Calendar

August 30           All materials must be uploaded to candidate’s personnel Blackboard site by 5 p.m.

August 30           Unit head copies contents of candidate’s personnel Blackboard site to the unit personnel Blackboard site at 5 p.m.

September 30   Nominations for promotion as part of winter actions due.

October 13         Units submit promotion materials (promotion to Professor) to the Dean’s Office (for CPC review). Earlier submissions are welcome.

November 19    CLAS Personnel Committee submits recommendations to the Dean.

December 17     Dean notifies candidate and Unit Head of recommendation.

January 31         Provost makes decision and notifies appropriate people.


Winter 2022 CLAS Personnel Calendar

January 10         All materials must be uploaded to candidate’s personnel Blackboard site by 5 p.m.

January 10         Unit head copies contents of candidate’s personnel Blackboard site to the unit personnel Blackboard site at 5 p.m.

February 11        Units submit contract renewal materials to the Dean (CLAS Personnel Committee)

February 18        Units submit tenure and promotion materials to the Dean (CLAS Personnel Committee)

February 25        Units submit promotion only materials to the Dean (promotion to Associate Professor not associated with a tenure decision).

March 18             CLAS Personnel Committee submits recommendations to the Dean (third Friday in March).

April 15                 Dean notifies candidate and Unit Head of recommendation.

June 1                   Provost makes decision and notifies appropriate people.



Personnel Policies

Personnel Process


  • University Communications has professional photographers that may be available to be booked for your event. Individual portraits can be taken for a small fee.


PSS Reorganization Plan 2021



Record Retention/information security



Regional Math & Science Center,  1-2267



Research support




Risk Reduction for Experiential Learning




Salary Adjustment/Evaluation Process



  • All course changes outside of Rounds 1 and 2 should be submitted as Requests in Coursedog.  Questions may be directed to Tracy McLenithan or George McBane as appropriate.
  • Registrar's page on scheduling
  • Department dibs room use policy:  After Round 1 of scheduling each fall, schedules for all rooms that have dibs assigned to CLAS departments will be reviewed.  All General Purpose and Lecture Hall rooms should be scheduled for at least 41 class hours (50 minutes each) each semester.    Any department-dibs room not used a total of 81 class hours per week across fall and winter semesters, and no fewer than 36 hours/week in either semester,  will be returned to the main CLAS pool the following year.  The scheduled courses will not be removed, but the department will no longer have exclusive access to the room for the first round of scheduling.

            The 41-hour expectation also applies to Dual Purpose or Computer classrooms with department dibs, though they are not subject to the dibs-withdrawal policy during scheduling for AY 22/23. They may become subject to the policy in future years.

            Special Purpose rooms are not subject to this policy. 

            The scheduled usage for each Allendale room is available in the ‘open slot list’ file for each upcoming semester at < Room Capacity page on the ALL Room Usage tab. (Log in required)

            Departments that expect not to be able to fill their dibs rooms to this standard are encouraged to contact the College to either (1) arrange to release one or more rooms in advance, or (2) arrange to share first-round priority with one or more other departments.


Staffing Plan Information


Statistical Consulting Center, A-1-178 MAK, 1-3355


Strategic Planning Resources




Student Graders policy


Student records


Support Staff



Surge Assistance Request Form


Training needed by new Unit Heads

  • IT Training (general)
  • Banner - Finance (Accounting Business Office, 331-2233)
  • Banner - Permit overrides (Records)
  • OnBase - (Accounting Business Office, 331-2233)
  • Ultratime - PSS biweekly hours (Payroll)
  • Ultratime - Quarterly vacation approval
  • GV Assess 


Travel & Expense


Unit Head resources


Unit Head meeting schedule


February 2           3 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Zoom Meeting

February 16        3 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Zoom Meeting

March 2                3 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Zoom Meeting

March 16             3 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Zoom Meeting

March 30             3 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Zoom Meeting

April 13                3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Zoom Meeting Cancelled

May 4                   3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Zoom Meeting

Weekly Mailings and other archives


Unit Head Planning Calendar                                                                                                               


University Policies



Work Benefits Flyer explaining cost of living, lifestyle and package benefits


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