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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 10-15-13

For Faculty

 

1. The Baroque Legacy: Past and Present in Hispanic America and Central and Eastern Europe      Conference – From the Department of Music and Dance

 

2. Out of the Box on Assessment—Faculty Council

 

3. Association of American Colleges and Universities Call for Applications:     2014-2015 STIRS Scholars

 

4. Funding Study Abroad Workshop

 

5. Truman Scholarship Information – From Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships

 

6. Distinguished Alumni-In-Residence Events

 

 

For Unit Heads

 

7. Early Tenure and/or Promotion Update

 

8. Important Dates


For Faculty

1. The Baroque Legacy: Past and Present in Hispanic America and Central and Eastern Europe  Conference – From the Department of Music and Dance

The Department of Music and Dance is pleased to announce an interdisciplinary conference on October 24-26: The Baroque Legacy: Past and Present in Hispanic America and Central and Eastern Europe.  The conference will feature speakers from several countries, two keynote lectures, and a moveable concert on Saturday afternoon. Our keynote speakers are John A. Rice, a distinguished scholar of 18th-century music, and Roberto González Echevarría, Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale University, who received the 2010 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.  Rice will speak on “Two Centers of Musical Ferment in the Eighteenth Century: Bohemia and Minas Gerais” Thursday at 4 p.m. and González Echevarría will speak on “Lezama Lima's Baroque Legacy” Friday at 5 p.m.  All events except part of Saturday’s concert will take place in the Cook-DeWitt Center. The Saturday concert is a multimedia event featuring three 18th-century works: a Miserere for chorus, soloists, and Baroque instruments from South America, a humorous musical theater scene (tonadilla) from Spain, and a choreographed performance of a rediscovered Austrian tragicomedy. It will begin at 3:00 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center and conclude in the Performing Arts Center.

For full details and schedule, see http://www.i2k.com/~blauegeiger/conference2013.html.

Many thanks to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Latin American Studies Program for their help and support!

 

2. REMINDER--Out of the Box on Assessment—Faculty Council

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CLAS faculty are invited to participate in an Out of the Box Event sponsored by the CLAS Faculty Council and have lunch courtesy of the CLAS Deans Office.  The topic is Assessment.  Registrations are now open for either Wednesday, October 23 or Thursday, October 31 (11:30am-1:30pm).  Details and registration on http://gvsu.edu/clas/out-of-the-box-events-106.htm

 

 

3. Association of American Colleges and Universities Call for Applications: 2014-2015 STIRS Scholars (attachment)

As part of its Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills (STIRS) Initiative, AAC&U will select as many as six faculty members to serve as STIRS Scholars. STIRS seeks to improve the capacity of undergraduate students to use evidence to solve problems and make decisions. Such capacities are foundational to general education and are critical for all students in all areas of study—the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities—if they are to become engaged and productive citizens.

Deadline for Application: Monday, January 6, 2014
Announcement of Selections: Friday, January 17, 2014

See the call for applications for more information about the STIRS scholars and about how to apply.

4. Funding Study Abroad Workshop (attachment)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

5-7 p.m.

Multipurpose Room, Mary Idema Pew Library (Lower Level)

We will also hold another workshop on Wednesday, October 16, 2013—same time, same place—as an alternative option.

 

5. Truman Scholarship Information – From Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships (attachment)

There is an upcoming information session about the Truman Scholarship to be held on Wednesday, October 30 in case you would like to run a blub in any upcoming CLAS announcements.

Here’s some additional language you may want to include: Can’t make an info session, but want to learn more, please call the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships at 616.331.2699 or stop by 230 Mary Idema Pew Library to schedule an appointment with a fellowships advisor.

 

6. Distinguished Alumni-In-Residence Events (attachment)

The annual CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Program will take place from October 17 -18, 2013.  This year, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is proud to welcome eleven honorees back to campus for honor.  Attached is a list of events that hosting departments have chosen to publicize.  Please encourage your faculty, staff, and students to participate in these activities.

 

For Unit Heads

7. Early Tenure and/or Promotion Update

 

Colleagues, as you consider what “spring cleaning” your unit needs to do this year, you may need to update your department personnel criteria/processes on Early Tenure and/or Promotion, in order to be in synch with the policy UAS passed late last year.

~Fred

 

2.8.4

4. Early Tenure and/or Promotion. A faculty member may request, in writing to the Dean, that he/she be considered by his/her unit for early tenure and/or promotion (see Section 2.10.3). To be awarded early tenure and/or promotion, a faculty member must demonstrate that he/she has exceeded the expectations in all three areas of evaluation (see Section 2.9.1), as defined by unit and college criteria.

 

8. CLAS Important Dates

 

Important Dates

Event

Location

Oct. 15

Mid-term grades are due before noon

Banner and Blackboard close at this time

 

Oct. 15

Faculty Sabbatical proposals due to unit

 

Oct. 15

2013 Facilities Requests Form Due

Facilities Request Form

Oct. 15

GVSU Fall Career Fair

DeVos Place Convention Center – Grand Rapids; 1:00-5:00pm

Oct. 17 & 18

CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence Program (luncheon by invitation only)

Keesha Hardiman

Oct. 18

ANNUAL SCHEDULE – Round 1 Due

Email Cindy Laug

Oct.18

CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce:

“Against the Tide: Immigrants, Day Laborers, and Community in Jupiter, Florida

Noon-1pm

Niemeyer Multipurpose Room

Oct. 18

CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce:

The CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

308 PAD

Oct. 19

CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce:

CLAS Mindgating at Homecoming

 

Oct. 23

Out of the Box Event  Registration required.  Hosted by Faculty Council.

11:30am – 1:30pm

Oct. 23

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm

Oct. 25

Drop Deadline – grade W

 

Oct. 25

Promotion materials due to the Dean’s Office

 

Oct. 25

Winter 2014 textbook orders are due to UBS

 

Oct. 31

Out of the Box Event Registration required. Hosted by Faculty Council.

11:30am – 1:30pm

Nov. 1

Sabbatical proposals due to Dean’s Office

 

Nov. 6

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC; 3:00-5:00pm

Nov. 15

Staffing Plans for Winter 2014 due

Email notice to Cindy Laug when complete.

Nov. 15

CLAS 10th Anniversary Celebration is proud to announce:

The CLAS Faculty Research Colloquium will take place from 2:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

308 PAD

Nov. 25

CLAS Teaching Roundtables

11am – 12:30pm; Pere Marquette Room (2204 KC)

Nov. 27

No classes; Offices Open

 

Nov. 28-29

Thanksgiving Recess

 

 

 

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