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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 7-1-14

For Faculty and Staff

1. Big Changes In Your Life?

 

For Unit Heads

2. Easing student stress related to “who to call”: Petitions to Return Following Dismissal – Mary Schutten

 

3. CLAS Important Dates

 


For Faculty and Staff

1. Big Changes In Your Life?

If you have changed your address (or your name!) this summer, please let your department and the dean’s office know (Heidi Nicholson nicholhe@gvsu.edu).  

For Unit Heads

2. Easing student stress related to “who to call”: Petitions to Return Following Dismissal – Mary Schutten

 

Academic Appeal Process Following Dismissal from GVSU

 

At this time in the year, there are always some students who are seeking to gain readmission to Grand Valley and fewer faculty available on campus. One key part of the readmission appeal process is a letter from the faculty advisor. This is an important step in creating the portfolio of materials required by the academic review committee. A few students have been redirected from the major department without the requisite letter from the major program faculty/unit head.  To avoid frustration caused by this redirection, please make some availability to see these students and remind the office staff of this necessary step in the process.  

 

3.  CLAS Important Dates

 Important Dates

Event

Location

July 4

Independence Day Recess

 

July 21

Fall Staffing Plans due

 

July 25

Drop Deadline – grade W – 2nd 6 weeks

 

Aug. 1

Classes end 2nd 6 weeks and 12 weeks

 

Aug. 4-5

Final Exams

 

Aug. 6

Regular faculty on payroll

 

Aug. 11

Grades due from faculty before noon –second 6 weeks and 12 weeks

Banner and Blackboard close at this time

 

 

 

Aug. 13 & 14

 New Faculty Orientation

 Wednesday; 8am to 4:30pm

AM – Kirkhof Center; PM – Mary Idema Pew Learning and information Center

 Thursday, 8am to 3pm

Pew Grand Rapids Campus, DeVos Center 

 

Aug. 13

CLAS New Faculty Social

By invitation only

Aug. 19

Unit Head Retreat

3000 James H Zumberge Hall

Aug. 19

University Faculty and Staff Picnic

Great Lakes Plaza; 5:00pm

Aug. 20

Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Conference

 

Aug. 21

CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting

 PAC

Aug. 22

Convocation

 

Aug. 25

Fall Classes Begin

 

 

 

 

 

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