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Faculty and staff sketches

University news briefs, along with faculty and staff members who have given presentations or written articles are detailed below.

Aug 3, 2020


Pulse surveys reveal students, faculty, staff confident in university's response to COVID-19

Surveys to gauge how students, faculty and staff members feel about returning to campus showed they are mostly confident in Grand Valley's response to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Jul 31, 2020


Town hall on health, safety touches on steps to implement testing, contact tracing in fall semester

Grand Valley leaders provided a glimpse into the preparations of opening a campus under the shadow of COVID-19 during a town hall July 23 for faculty and staff members focused on health and safety measures.

Jul 23, 2020


Incident Management Team update: New face covering toolkit, web-based self-assessment, virtual campus tours

Grand Valley has launched a new virtual campus tour that can be accessed using a mobile device.  VisiTOUR features a virtual tour guide who will lead guests through an on-campus visit using 360-degree images, videos, audio and text, to highlight each stop on the tour.

Jul 9, 2020


Incident Management Team update

In preparation for the Fall 2020 semester, university leaders have been working on a plan for how students will safely return to live and learn on campus.  Fall 2020 Move-in will be extended to five days to allow for social and physical distancing.

Jun 18, 2020


A message from President Philomena V. Mantella

President Philomena V. Mantella sent a message to the campus community June 17, 2020, addressing racial and social injustice.

Jun 17, 2020


Virtual Laker town hall focuses on return to campus, preparation for fall

Nearly 1,000 faculty and staff members attended a June 3 virtual Laker town hall to learn the latest information on Grand Valley's plans for returning to campus and the Fall 2020 semester.

Jun 3, 2020


Incident Management Team update

In preparation for fall, classrooms are being redesigned for social distancing. Standard rooms will be converted for a capacity of 19 students instead of 48. 

Jun 2, 2020


Incident Management Team update

As university leaders prepare for the start of a new academic year, members of the IMT have been making recommendations to the Senior Leadership Team, using public health and CDC guidance.

May 26, 2020


Affinity group for faculty and staff members earns national recognition

Grand Valley's oldest affinity group for faculty and staff members was recognized nationally for its commitments to professional development and student mentorship.

May 4, 2020