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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 7-17-12

For Faculty

1. Farewell Reception for Linda Scott

2. Faculty Governance

For Unit Heads

3. CLAS Important Dates


For Faculty

1. Farewell Reception for Linda Scott (attachment

July 19th at 2:00pm - 4:00pm at the Alumni House.

2. Faculty Governance 

Faculty governance plays a vital role at Grand Valley.  We had more CLAS faculty participate in the election process this past year than ever before!  This fall, Faculty Council will run a special election for the CLAS Personnel Committee.  This committee must have a complete membership roster in order to perform their responsibilities.  The CLAS Personnel Committee has representation from the following departments: History, Art & Design, Sociology, AWRI, Modern Languages, Chemistry, Classics and Music.  We need tenured faculty to run for this critical committee.  This committee is directly responsible for assisting Dean Antczak in evaluating faculty for tenure and promotion.  Faculty Council will be soliciting for nominees in August.  Please contact Colleen Lewis, Chair of Faculty Council at with questions.  Thank you in advance for your active participation in this process.


For Unit Heads

3. CLAS Important Dates


Important Dates



July 24

Fall draft contracts hand delivered to UH


July 25 by 5:00pm

Fall contracts due to Dean’s Office

Cindy Laug

Aug. 3

Classes End 2nd 6 weeks and 12 weeks


Aug. 6-7

Final Exams


Aug. 6

Submission deadline for Issues course proposals


Aug. 6

Regular faculty on payroll.


Aug. 13

Grades due 2nd 6 weeks and 12 weeks before noon

Banner and Blackboard close at this time


Aug. 15 & 16

New Faculty Orientation


Aug. 17

ED 431 Pilot Start Up Meeting; 10:00am – 11:30am

EC 310

Aug. 21

Unit Head Retreat

324/330 KEN

Aug. 22

FTLC Conference

Aug. 23

CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting


Aug. 24


Field House

Aug. 27

Fall 2011 Classes Begin



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