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Resources Useful for New Faculty

Meet Our Newest Tenure Track Faculty

2016 New Faculty 

Acronym and abbreviation decoder
Acronym Database (improved for 2016!)

Provost Office New faculty information

Human Resources Forms

Faculty Handbook

Faculty responsibilities, see Faculty Handbook, Chapter 3 Faculty Role

University organizational charts (titles, reporting lines, etc.)

Annual College of Liberal Arts & Science Events
There are lots of opportunities to meet your colleagues. Click here for a listing.

Lunch with Colleagues?
While we do not have a faculty club, we do have a Faculty/Staff Dining Room for a hot $7 buffet lunch. It operates on Mondays & Wednesdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm on the lower level of the Kirkhof Center. A preview of the menu can be usually be found on Barter Board.

Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

IT Resources for New Employees

How to sign up for free on-campus training seminars From IT to exercise, it is all happening here.

Some of the training that is offered can help you to make everyone at GVSU feel welcome such as inclusion & equity training (see Sprout)..

Faculty may also be interested in faculty affinity groups such as

  • Latin@ Affinity Group (see
  • LGBT Faculty Staff Association
  • International Faculty & Friends

Blackboard for Faculty

Reserve a Book at the Library

GVSU's Copyright Policy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity (ORI) interactive movie on research integrity.

Support for your teaching

CLAS Teaching Roundtables (Nov.)
Information about Instructional Design for eLearning
Sign Up for Training on Banner or Blackboard
Faculty Teaching & Learning Center
Help for students with their writing and resources for faculty- -The Writing Center

Support for your research
There are many sources of research help, but these are a great place to start.

Opportunities for collegiality and sharing your research

CLAS Academic Advising Center
CAAC website

Laker Store  University Bookstore Book Orders

When is the final exam for my course?

Apply for a Travel and other Grants

Stay current with campus news

ATM locations on campus
Schedule for free The Rapid "Connector" Bus

Work Life Connections

Diversity Resources offices (Women's Center, LGBT Resource Center, Multicultural...)

GVSU Children's Enrichment Center

LipDub? What's this LipDub people are mentioning?

Location of the on-campus nursing nests:

Campus Recreation

Performing arts upcoming events GVSU Arts Calendar

Relocation resources (movers giving a GVSU discount, banks, etc.)

Pew Faculty Teaching & Learning Center
For teaching resources, workshops, grants, awards and more:


Some Frequently Asked Questions

How do I connect to Barter Board?
The GVSU Barter Board offers Grand Valley's employees a vehicle through which they may buy and sell articles. The Barter Board, Notices, etc., are all available to everyone in their list of Outlook Folders. On your main Outlook page, click on the "Folder List" icon (located near the lower-left corner. Clicking on it expands the list of folders. Scroll down to the bottom and Expand Public Folders. Then Expand All Public Folders. That's where you'll see the Barter Board

It's the first Friday of the month at noon--what's that noise?
An emergency siren is tested the first Friday of each month, March through November. The test will consist of a one to three minute steady tone. This siren would be used in the event of an actual emergency such as a tornado.

I Have Dietary Restrictions
In the spirit of inclusion, CLAS posts menus a couple days in advance for all its major events (see the CLAS website page devoted to that event). We do our best to note when a dish is vegan, gluten free, etc. and if a dish includes pork products, shellfish, dairy, etc. We strive for a variety that will enable you to enjoy our events.

I overdid it at the Rec Center. Can I get some help on campus?
Yes, check out the Injury Care Clinic:

Are there resources for Faculty with kids? Yes!

Now what do I do?  I lost my:

I'm on campus and not feeling well.  What can I do?  Campus Health Center: Diagnosis and treatment of acute minor illness, injury or accidents for students, faculty and staff. 10383 A 42nd Ave. • Allendale, MI 49401-9403 • Phone: 331-2435 • FAX: 331-2440

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