Introduction

A. Purposes of the Administrative Manual

The functions of the Administrative Manual are to provide a medium for stating, changing, and communicating the general philosophies and policies of the university, and to provide guidance to the administration of the university in its development of operating policies and procedures.

B. Authority of the Administrative Manual

The authority for the policies contained herein is based on the constitution of the State of Michigan, statutes of the State of Michigan, and the bylaws of the Board of Trustees of Grand Valley State University. The bylaws and chapters 1 through 9 of this Administrative Manual have been approved in its entirety by the Board of Trustees on April 22, 2003, pursuant to its constitutional and statutory authority. All additions, deletions, and revisions to the bylaws and chapters 1 through 9 of the Administrative Manual may be made only with the approval of the Board.

C. Distribution and Control of the Administrative Manual

The Administrative Manual shall be distributed to all members of the Board of Trustees and executive and administrative officers of the university. At least one copy will be made available in the university library for general use by the faculty and staff, students, and the general public and it shall be available on the university's web site, www.gvsu.edu/admin_manual. Other copies may be maintained and distributed as required. The responsibility for the maintenance and distribution of the Administrative Manual shall rest with the secretary of the Board.

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