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Unit Head Mailing 5-10-11

  1. Formation of the Honorary Degree Committee
  2. Last Chance: Teaching Photos
  3. AD Search Email to All CLAS Faculty on 5/9/11 (See your email for position description attachment)
  4.  CLAS Important Dates

  1. Formation of the Honorary Degree Committee

Maria Cimitile has announced the formation of the Honorary Degree Committee and the process that will be used for recommending potential candidates for a GVSU honorary degree.  The process and nomination information is now available on the Provost website:

 Unit Heads - Please share this information with faculty in your units.  Any questions should be directed to Dr. Cimitile.


2. Last Chance: Teaching Photos

This is a final reminder about our call for teaching photos (original request was made at Unit Head meeting 12/8/10).  Send your best to


3. AD Search Email to All CLAS Faculty on 5/9/11 (See your email for position description attachment)

Thise-mail was sent to all CLAS faculty yesterday:

Dear Colleagues,
As you may have already heard, Associate Dean Jann Joseph will be stepping down from her position at the end of June.  With this in mind, Dean Antczak has formed a robust search committee to identify Jann's successor as CLAS Associate Dean for Professional Development and Administration.  This will be an internal search with an aggressive time line with the hope of providing the new associate dean some time for orientation before Jann's departure.  We invite you to review the attached Position Announcement and consider whether you or one of your colleagues would be a good fit to apply for this position. 

We also invite you to participate in the upcoming interview process and to provide feedback to the search committee.  Keep an eye out for additional e-mails announcing the dates for the candidate interviews as the search proceeds.

If you should have any questions about the application or the search process, please feel free to contact me.


Deb Burg, Chair
CLAS Associate Dean Search Committee

4. CLAS Important Dates 


   Important Dates



May 15

Unit * Self Studies due

CLAS Dean’s office

May 25

Farewell Reception for Jann Joseph

Alumni House, 3:00-5:00

May 30

Memorial Day Recess


June 20

Classes End first 6 weeks


June 21-22



June 27

Grades due first 6 week classes at noon


June 27

Classes Begin 2nd 6 weeks


July 4

Independence Day Recess


July 18

Fall Staffing Plans due 5:00

Aug. 8

Classes End 2nd 6 and 12 weeks


Aug. 9-10

Finals 2nd 6 and 12 week


Aug. 15

Grades due 2nd 6 and 12 week at noon


Aug 15

Unit Alignment to CLAS Strategic Plan

CLAS Dean’s office

Aug. 17 & 18

New Faculty Orientation


Aug. 17

CLAS New Faculty Social

Alumni House

Aug. 23

Unit Head Retreat


Aug. 24

FTLC Conference

EC, 8:30-2:00

Aug. 25

CLAS Faculty and Staff Meeting

TBA-followed by lunch

Aug. 26


Field House

Aug. 29

Fall 2011 Classes Begin


Sept. 16

Grandparents, Grandkids, and Grand Valley (S2012) – deadline for faculty signups

*Due this spring – PSY (BA and BS), PHY (BS), AWRI, BMS (MS and BS)

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