Faculty-led committees are essential to Grand Valley's progress. To ensure that professional academic standards guide the university`s development, numerous committees compose policies and review plans. While each college has its own internal governance structure, the committees listed here serve the entire university and report to UAS via the ECS. Another section of the site introduces the university's Curriculum Committees.
The responsibilities of the Academic Policies and Standards Committee (APSC) include studying, reviewing, and making pertinent recommendations on academic policies and procedures. Its duties include composing policies relevant to admission, retention and dismissal, repeat grades, withdrawal, the academic calendar, and library privileges. The APSC's purview is limited by the published purposes of other standing committees of the Senate. ( Handbook, XV 4.5.2)
The Faculty Facilities Planning Advisory Committee, established in January 2004, was created to coordinate, facilitate, and provide faculty input during the design and building process of new buildings.
The Faculty Personnel Policy Committee (FPPC), established in April 1986, has the responsibility to review faculty personnel policy matters that extend beyond the colleges and make appropriate recommendations to the ECS. ( Handbook, XV 4.4.2)
Established in April 1983, the Faculty Salary and Budget Committee (FSBC) studies pertinent data and makes recommendations on the allocation of funds within the university budget as a whole as well as within the budgets of the various administrative divisions. It also makes recommendations regarding other budgetary items, compensation, and faculty security, including health benefits. ( Handbook, XV 4.3.2)
The Faculty Teaching and Learning Center Advisory Committee (FTLCAC) was set up in January 1997 to provide advice on the policies, direction, and performance of the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center. It serves as liaison between the campus community and the Center's director, establishes grant funding priorities, and reviews applications for teaching renewal and development grants. Among other responsibilities, the committee annually evaluates the effectiveness of the director and the center's activities. ( Handbook, XXVII.)
The University Assessment Committee (UAC) primary responsibilities are to oversee and support the process of assessing units (including assessing student learning outcomes). It does so by reviewing assessment plans, progress reports, and self-studies for all academic majors, academic units, and service units.