March 21, 2010 - March 27, 2010 Archives

CLA NOW Forum - Google Apps

Thank you to everyone that was able to attend the inaugural CLA NOW Forum on Google Apps.

For those that weren't able to attend, Jamey Hansen and Karen Swoverland will be posting a Q&A online -- the link will be available in next week's issue of CLA NOW.

A pre-Forum survey showed many CLA NOW attendees were already interested and excited about converting to Google Apps and Mail. Stay tuned for the results of a post-Forum survey!



The April CLA NOW meeting has been changed to Thursday, April 15 and will be held in room 45 Rapson Hall (east bank).  CLA Dean, Jim Parente, will be joining us to give a collegiate update.  The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.

Peer Review of Teaching

CLA's newly adopted Guidelines for Implementing Best Practices in Peer Review of Teaching have been published to the Faculty web page.  Developed in consultation with CLA chairs/directors and with Vice Provost Arlene Carney, the guidelines are intended to facilitate the implementation of the peer review of teaching requirement of the University's administrative policy on evaluation of teaching.

Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award

Deadline for Dossiers has been extended to Wednesday, April 14, 2010. Departments are asked to submit the original plus 9 copies.

The CLA Instructional Awards Committee will review the dossiers and make a recommendation to the Dean. If you need further information, please contact Barbara Schwab at 612-624-8675 or

Template Letters for Notice of Nonrenewal

Attached are three template letters for confirmation of nonrenewal of instructional appointments who will not be renewed after spring semester.  The versions are:

1.  Contract faculty nonrenewal confirmation (with notice period up to 9 months)
contract nonrenew-2.doc

2.  P&A nonrenewal confirmation (with notice period up to 9 months)
PA nonrenew confirm msg-1.doc

3.  P&A nonrenewal confirmation with 12 month notice period
PA nonrenew confirm msg with health over summer for 12 mos notice.doc

Please contact your Human Resources Consultant if you have questions regarding the use of these letters.

Annual Review of Chairs/Directors - 26 March 2010

Annual Review of Chairs/Directors - 26 March 2010
Chairs/Directors materials include: self-evaluation, unit evaluation of Chair/Director, faculty activity reports, and curricula vitae.  Submit all documents electronically, on the "projects" drive as separate pdf files, in the "2009-2010" folder.  Please label each pdf file with the Chair's/Director's last name and appropriate descriptor (self eval, unit eval, FAR, CV).  Contact Gayle Gabrielski with questions.

Mark Your Calendar

March 26

Annual Review of Chairs/Directors due to CLA Office of Faculty

April 2

Motley Award Dossiers and 9 copies due in 113 Johnston Hall

April 15

CLA NOW Meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m., 45 Rapson Hall (east bank)

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