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Fireside Chat: Winter 2022 Panel

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
2 – 3:30 p.m.
Alumni House and Visitor Center
Allendale Campus

Join our panel of GVSU faculty and staff experts for a conversation focused on best-practice educational approaches and high-impact teaching/learning models. What do these mean for the advancement of learning and the future of education?

Jennifer Stewart
Associate professor of sociology
Leader in educational equity

Jennifer Stewart is an associate professor of sociology at GVSU, specializing in the sociology of race and ethnicity, as well as the sociology of food. Stewart has been awarded the Larry T. Reynolds Award for Outstanding Teaching of Sociology by the Michigan Sociological Association, as well as the MLK, Jr. Social Justice Award by Grand Valley State University.

Robert Talbert
Professor of mathematics
Leader in project and problem-based learning and flipped classrooms

Robert Talbert is professor of mathematics and Presidential Fellow for the Advancement of Learning at GVSU. He is the author of Flipped Learning: A Guide for Higher Education Facultyand a blogger on teaching, learning, and technology at rtalbert.org. In 2017-2018 he was Scholar-in-Residence with Steelcase, where he conducted research on active learning and active learning classrooms.

Quincy Williams
Director, Undergraduate and Internship Programs
School of Public, Nonprofit, Health, Hospitality and Tourism Management
Leader in experiential education

Quincy Williams serves as the director of the undergraduate and internship programs in GVSU’s School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration. Prior to GVSU, Williams was the national director of internships and placement programs for the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Inc., where he designed and implemented the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance National Internship, Scholarship, and Career Placement programs.

Register by February 8 to join in person or watch via livestream


Questions? Contact Morgan Knapp in the Office of the President at (616) 331-2185 or knappmor@gvsu.edu

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Leadership Conversation Series

A time for deeper engagement

This year the RH2025 steering committee led a community engagement process to refine our mission, vision, values and strategic priorities for the next four years. The approach to this plan is a simple but profound framework allowing plenty of room for faculty, staff, colleges, and units to determine how they best embody its direction. You are invited to sign up for a Leadership Conversation particularly, if you have questions and concerns. There will be no presentations just listening and exploring. 

Click here to read President Mantella's full message.

Faculty Sessions

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. | Virtual Session

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 2 p.m. | Mary Idema Pew Library, Multipurpose Room

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 10 a.m. | John G. Russell Leadership Building

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 6 p.m. | Seidman Center Forum

Monday, April 11, 2022 at 10 a.m. | Alumni House

Staff Sessions

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11 a.m. | Virtual Session

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 10 a.m. | Zumberge Hall, Room 3000

Monday, March 7, 2022 at 2 p.m. | DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health, Room 104

Student Sessions

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. | Virtual Session

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. | DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health, Room 104

Recent Events

View of Allendale Campus Clocktower

The State of the University: Today and Looking Ahead

GVSU students, faculty, and staff were invited to join President Philomena V. Mantella and members of the Senior Leadership Team for a virtual address,The State of the University: Today and Looking Ahead. A celebration of our collective successes over the past year, new opportunities, and the path forward. 

The State of the University: Today and Looking Ahead 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 10 to 10:45 a.m. 

View State of the University Address Here