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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 4-16-13

For Faculty

  1. G3: Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley Camp

For Unit Heads

  1. Summer away message
  2. Syllabus of Record ‘Fast Track’ Process – UCC
  3. CLAS Important Dates

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1. G3: Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley Camp

G3: Grandparents, Grandkids, Grand Valley Camp Registration deadline is soon approaching!  If you are looking for an exciting summer camp that gives you and your grandchild (or your parents and your kids) a university experience, this is the camp for you!

The registration deadline for this summer’s camp is April 30th.  The three day camp will take place June 25th – June 27th and includes: 

  • Seven G3 classes and class materials;
  • Two night’s accommodations in a GVSU living center;
  • Special evening programs and activities designed for all ages;
  • Seven meals in campus dining halls or special event venues;
  • T-shirts for both Grandparent and grandchild.

Go online for more information and the opportunity to register at www.gvsu.edu/g3

Also, you may email miedech@gvsu.edu

 

2. Summer away message

Unit heads should remind faculty, if they’re going away for part or all of the summer, they should put messages to that effect on phone and email, and refer the student to the department.

 

3. Syllabus of Record ‘Fast Track’ Process- UCC

After consulting with the chairs of the college curriculum committees UCC is adopting a “fast-track” procedure for the expedited review of SORs. This fast-track process is used if a unit verifies with Records that no SOR exists, or if the unit determines that the existing SOR does not match current practice in the course. The fast-track process cannot be used to change any aspect of an existing course (description, credits, prereqs, etc.).

The process is outlined on the UCC website (as is the outline for a Syllabus of Record). This link is to the memo outlining the process.

http://www.gvsu.edu/cms3/assets/66FDB529-EC51-DDBF-096EF6EFB7879DAA/UCC/sorfasttrackmemo_03_26_13.pdf

Judith Corr is currently the chair of CLAS CC, beginning in May, Carolyn Shapiro-Shapin will serve as chair for the summer months. Regina Smith will serve as chair for 2013-14 beginning in mid to late August.

Cordially,

Mary

 

4. CLAS Important Dates

 

Important Dates

Event

Location

Apr. 17

Unit Head Meeting

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

Apr. 22

Banner Opens for Final Grading

 

April 22

Preliminary Spring Enrollment Check

 

Apr. 22-26

Final Exam Week

Final exam schedule

Apr. 27

Commencement

3:00pm; Commencement

April 29

Final Spring Enrollment Check

 

Apr. 30

Final Grades due before noon

 

May 1

Unit Head Meeting

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

May 1

Search/Position Requests for 2013-14 due

Sherwoco@gvsu.edu

 

May 2

Traverse City Commencement

6:00pm;

Traverse City Commencement

May 6

Classes begin 1st 6 weeks and 12 weeks

 

May 27

Memorial Day Recess – office closed

 

June 17

Classes End 1st 6 weeks

 

June 18-19

Final Exams

 

June 24

Grades due 1st 6 week classes before noon

Banner and Blackboard close at this time

 

June 24

Classes begin 2nd 6 weeks

 

July 4

Independence Day Recess – offices closed

 

Aug.2

Classes end 2nd 6 weeks and 12 weeks

 

Aug. 5-6

Final Exams

 

Aug. 12

Grades due 2nd 6 weeks and 12 weeks before noon

Banner and Blackboard close at this time

 

Aug. 14 & 15

New Faculty Orientation

 

Aug. 20

Unit Head Retreat

TBA

Aug. 21

FTLC Conference

TBA

Aug. 22

CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting

TBA

Aug. 23

Convocation

TBA

Aug. 26

Fall 2013 Classes Begin

 

 

 

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