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 Unit Head Mailing 3-9-11

  1. Faculty Governance Nominations & Election
  2. Faculty can Access Grant Announcements on GRC Website
  3. Important Dates 

1) Faculty Governance Nominations & Election

The CLAS Faculty Council is accepting nominations for CLAS and University Committees (from Tuesday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 16th), and the election itself will start on Wednesday, March 23rd and run until Wednesday, March 30th. The nominations and the elections are run from the on-line ballot site which can be found at  Description of all committees, their workload, and meeting times can be found at: .  Current committee membership can be accessed at:


Let your voice be heard.  Additional nominees for committees in the areas of curriculum and assessment are particularly encouraged.


2) Faculty can Access Grant Announcements on GRC Website--Monica Johnstone

CLAS saw a 40% increase in grant seeking activity when we began performing triage on the large external grant announcement lists and sending tailored grant announcements to departments.  The strong positive feedback for this style of information provision has been very encouraging.  Sometimes faculty express the desire to see such information on a website also.  This already exists.  Please see


3. CLAS Important Dates


Important Dates



Mar. 1-16

Elections - CLAS Governance Nomination Website open

Mar 7-11

Spring Break


Mar. 14

Staffing Plans for S11


Mar. 14

Spring/Summer courses available on the new GVSU Servers

Mar. 15

Unit heads will submit CD of electronic copies of FARs, Workload plans, vita  to the Dean’s Office

Keesha (

Mar. 15

UH Summary for faculty/AP salary evaluation

Pam Kelloggat B-4-232 MAK

Mar. 16

Unit Head Meeting

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

Mar. 16

Year End Equipment Request Memos sent to UH


Mar. 16

Elections - CLAS Governance Nomination Website closes


Mar. 17

CLAS Research Colloquium

308 PAD, 2:30-5:00

Mar. 18

10th Anniversary Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium

Loosemore Auditorium, Pew Campus 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Mar. 22

Faculty & staff:
Queer Theory seminar (sponsored by Allies & Advocates and CLAS); contact Dr. Laurel Westbrook ( 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

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

Mar. 24

Draft S/S contracts to UH


Mar. 26

MI Regional Science Olympiad


Mar. 28

Draft S/S contracts due back

B-4-232 MAK

Mar. 28

Graduate Showcase 2011

Loosemore Auditorium,

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. 31

Graduate Showcase 2011

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

Mar. 31

Year End Equipment Requests Due

Pat Haynes (

April 1

Catalog Copy Changes due

Jerry Montag (

      April 6

CLAS Sabbatical Showcase and Spring Celebration

Grand River Room, KC

11:00-2:00 p.m.

April 13

Student Scholars Day


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