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Unit Head and Faculty Weekly Mailing 7-8-14

For Faculty and Staff

For Unit Heads

1. Does Your Unit Blog, Tweet, or Have Some Other Social Media Presence?

 

2. Old Content Clearout

 

3. CLAS Important Dates

 


For Faculty and Staff

For Unit Heads

1. Does Your Unit Blog, Tweet, or Have Some Other Social Media Presence?

 

Many CLAS units now have some social media presence.  CLAS would like to list your offerings if we do not already list them here: http://www.gvsu.edu/clas/blogs-and-social-media-349.htm   Links can be e-mailed to clas@gvsu.edu .

 

Did you know that GVSU has social media guidelines?  http://www.gvsu.edu/socialmediaguidelines.htm

 

 

2. Old Content Clearout

 

Summer is a good time (sometimes the only time!) to spruce up unit websites.  Many new students are thinking hard about majors so this is a great time to have your best recent news, upcoming events, and up-to-date information about your faculty and staff.  After the Board of Trustees meeting in mid-July makes promotions official, it will be appropriate to update the rank of promoted faculty (often one of the only places to find that information and therefore a frequently consulted source for media).  We encourage you to post your recent research news, your fall office hours, etc.  Some faculty and staff will even have new office addresses to post!

 

3.  CLAS Important Dates

 Important Dates

Event

Location

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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