College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 CLAS Logo

Unit Head Mailing 3-22-11

  1. Advising Update
  2. Final 50that Noon Lecture Series on March 30, 12:00
  3. Undergraduate Research, a Venue to Share Experiences
  4. Call for Proposals: 12th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference
  5. Study Abroad Update
  6. Review of the Summer 2011 contracts – Pam Kellogg
  7. Free Online Violence Prevention Course
  8. Important Dates

  1. Advising Update

List of Auditors: An update list of auditors assigned to review student’s work is included below. This is helpful when contacting an auditor to make an update/substitution in a student’s program.

 

 

A, T-V 

Shaelyn Baas 

baassh@gvsu.edu

B

Angie Christensen  

christea@gvsu.edu

"

Brenda Engelsman  

engelsmb@gvsu.edu

C-D

Kristen DePree

depreek@gvsu.edu

E-F

Tracie Samdal

samdalt@gvsu.edu

G

Judy Conroy

conroyj@gvsu.edu

H-J, X-Z

Heather Noah

noahh@gvsu.edu

K-L

Janice Ponstein

ponstjan@gvsu.edu

M-N

Tracy London

londont@gvsu.edu

O-R

 Kristin Kuczera

kuczerkr@gvsu.edu

S

Sue Peterson

petersus@gvsu.edu

W

JoAnn Windberg

winderj@gvsu.edu

 

MAPWORKS: Effective Fall 2011, MAPWORKS data will be collected for first year students only. Since second year students will no longer be surveyed, the MAPWORKS navigator position(s) created for the support of second year students can be eliminated.

 

2. Final 50that Noon Lecture Series on March 30, 12:00

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Noon-12:45 p.m.

Cook-DeWitt Center

Discussants:  Ron VanSteeland and Vern Ohlman

Title:  “Incorporating the Village Experience into GVSU Campus Design”

Mr. Ron VanSteeland, former Chief Financial Officer, and Mr. Vern Ohlman, architect and designer for the GVSU campus, will discuss the master plans and building design features on the Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses.

For additional information please contact Professor John Kilbourne (Movement Science).

 

3. Undergraduate Research, a Venue to Share Experiences

Call for Undergraduate Research Highlights: Summer 2011 issue of the CUR Quarterly

Submissions for the “Undergraduate Research Highlights” feature of the Summer 2011 issue of the CUR Quarterly are being accepted until April 4, 2011.  Highlights consist of brief descriptions of recent (past six months) peer-reviewed research or scholarly publications in scholarly journals. These publications must be in print and must include one or more undergraduate co-authors. To be considered for publication as an Undergraduate Research Highlight, a submission should include the information listed below and MUST CONFORM TO THE FORMAT OF THE EXAMPLE PROVIDED BELOW.  Submissions must be sent via the electronic submission form.

Should you have any questions regarding the eligibility of your highlight, please send your question to the Highlights Editor by email (Nicole Bennett – bennettns@appstate.edu). 

Questions regarding the submissions process may be directed to the CUR National Office at cur@cur.org or 202-783-4810. Submissions not selected for inclusion in the Quarterly will be posted to the Highlights portion of CUR’s web site. 

EXAMPLE OF PROPER FORMAT REQUIREMENTS – SUBMISSIONS MUST CONFORM TO THIS FORMAT TO BE CONSIDERED.

Parker JS, Stewart GS, Gantt C. Research and intervention with adolescents exposed to domestic violence. Fam Ther. 2006;33:45-52. (University of South Carolina Upstate) 

The present study examined characteristics of adolescents exposed to domestic violence and tested a group intervention protocol utilizing expressive writing (EW) as a coping method for this population. The experimental group used “Positive Points”, a list of personal strengths, in the writing intervention based on the hypothesis that their use would increase cognitive insight and positive word usage. A significant group effect was found and all participants demonstrated positive overall emotional change as a result of EW. Jennifer Parker is an assistant professor of psychology. Gina Stewart and Courtney Gantt, both senior psychology majors, participated in the research for independent study credit. The research was supported by a USC Scholarly Research and Development Award and a mini grant from the USC Upstate Center for Undergraduate Research, which was awarded to Gina. Gina is currently in a doctoral program in psychology at the University of Mississippi. Courtney is employed and in the process of applying to graduate programs.

ITEMS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR DESCRIPTION (through the electronic submission form):

-Title of the article and full journal citation (inclusive pages). –A brief description (3-5 lines) of the research and its significance.

-Title and department or program affiliation of the faculty member.

-A brief description of the student co-author(s).  Include the year of study in which the student(s) undertook the work, the opportunity through which the work was undertaken, (independent study project, summer project, REU program, senior thesis project, etc.), and the current status of the student (graduate school, employed, still enrolled, etc).

-The source of funding for the work.

4. Call for Proposals: 12thAnnual National Outreach Scholarship Conference

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
March 31, 2011 –Proposal submissions due (deadline extended)
May 2011 – Registration opens
October 1, 2011 – Preconference workshops and events
October 2-4, 2011 – 12th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference

This year’s event is hosted by Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

http://outreachscholarship.org/Conference/NOSC2011Meeting/CallforProposals.aspx
  

The Theme for 2011 is Engaged Scholarship and Evidence-Based Practice

FIVE TRACKS WILL EXPLORE:
Methods and Practices of Community-Based Research and Creative Activities
Translational Science and the Diffusion of Innovation
Globalization and International Engagement
Technologies as Tools for Engagement
Leadership and Professional Development for Engaged Scholarship

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
University and college faculty and staff members who are involved in engaged scholarship or studying the impacts of engaged scholarship

Higher education administrators who are interested in increasing the support their institutions provide faculty, staff members, and students to engage with communities through scholarship and evidence-based practice

Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are engaged in service-learning activities or who are studying the impact of service-learning and community engagement
Community partners who are working with colleagues and universities to foster and strengthen collaborations

 

5. Study Abroad Update

GVSU study abroad courses are typically numbered in the x80 or special topics category. You have the opportunity to move these study abroad courses to a regular course number via a fast track process that begins by e-mailing Carolyn Shapin-Shapiro shapiroc@gvsu.edu   the course code and number plus the range of credit hours for study abroad in your unit.

 

A question was asked about these courses:

We’re frequently asked to approve equivalencies for study abroad credit that students earn in external programs (that is, programs that are not GVSU faculty-led), and in many cases where there isn’t an exact GVSU match this ends up being 380 Special Topics credit. The question is: has it been contemplated, or would it be appropriate, to use this new designation for these kinds of transfer equivalency credit as well as for GVSU faculty-led study abroad courses?

 

UCC did discuss this and here, for your information, is the response:

UCC thought that the special topics designation was appropriate in this case. If the course taken abroad doesn’t fit into an existing GVSU course, then it is by definition a “special topic”. It doesn’t violate the new policy, which is focused on GVSU depts. Keeping x80 courses on the books. We were not presented any evidence that would indicate a need for a new reserved number for transfer courses. We would be happy to discuss the issue further if someone could conceive of a need.

 

6. Review of the Summer 2011 contracts – Pam Kellogg

We have new dates (see CLAS Important Dates below) for review of the draft versions of the summer contracts.

 

7. Free Online Violence Prevention Course

One way the Centers for Disease Control is helping the nation prevent violence is a free on-line course that's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It's called Principles of Prevention. The course—which offers continuing education credits—teaches key concepts of primary prevention, the public health approach, and the social-ecological model. Participants complete interactive exercises to learn to help prevent five types of violence:
• Child abuse and neglect
• Intimate partner violence
• Sexual violence
• Suicide
• Youth violence
The course is designed for those working to stop violence from ever happening. It helps professionals move from the problem to the solution. This course teaches the fundamentals of effective violence prevention methods and incorporates the growing body of research on what works.

The Principles of Prevention course includes:
• Interviews with leading experts in the field
• Dynamic graphics
• Interactive exercises
• Compelling storytelling that makes the case for violence prevention
The course is available at www.vetoviolence.org/pop. For additional information on Principles of Prevention, contact Jennifer Middlebrooks (jod5@cdc.gov).

8. CLAS Important Dates

 

 Important Dates

Event

Location

Mar. 22

Faculty & staff:
Queer Theory seminar (sponsored by Allies & Advocates and CLAS); contact Dr. Laurel Westbrook (westbrol@gvsu.edu) for the pre-seminar reading.

B-4-243 MAK; 4:15-5:30pm

Mar. 23

Elections – CLAS Governance voting begins

 

Mar. 23

Liberal Arts Panel—Career Conversations

http://gvsu.edu/events/liberal-arts-alumni-panel-career-conversations/

Kirkhof Center » RM 2215/2216
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Mar. 26

MI Regional Science Olympiad

 

Mar. 28

Graduate Showcase 2011

Loosemore Auditorium,
4:30-7:30

Mar. 28

Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony

Grand River Room, KC, 4:00

Mar. 30

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00

Mar. 30

Elections – CLAS Governance voting ends

 

Mar. 30

50th at Noon

Cook DeWitt Center, 12:00-12:45

Mar. 31

Graduate Showcase 2011

Hager Auditorium in CHS, 4:30-7:30

Mar. 31

Year End Equipment Requests Due

Pat Haynes (haynesp@gvsu.edu)

Mar. 31

Draft S/S contracts to UH

 

April 1

Catalog Copy Changes due

Jerry Montag ( montagj@gvsu.edu)

April 4

Draft S/S contracts due back

B-4-232 MAK

      April 6

CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration

Grand River Room, KC

11:00-2:00 p.m.

April 13

Student Scholars Day

 

April 18

Salary Conferences begin (tentative)

 

April 20

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

April 25

Banner Opens for Final Grading

 

April 25

Final Exam Week

 

April 30

Commencement

 

May 3

Final Grades due by noon

 

May 4

Unit Head Meeting

2215/2216 KC, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

May 5

Traverse City Commencement

 

 

Page last modified August 1, 2012