Office of the Provost

Fireside Chat presenter: offering nudges to students helps build relationships, satisfaction

The series is a presidential initiative designed to bring in "thought activators" for campus discussions.

Sep 24, 2020


Software package goes beyond efficient functions to key tool for student success

Navigate, software that assists students with making appointments on campus, goes beyond that functionality and has become a key tool for student success and retention.

Sep 14, 2020


Convocation speakers usher in new academic year with messages of resilience, opportunities

President Philomena V. Mantella and other university leaders welcomed new students to campus during a live-streamed Convocation address August 28. The speakers acknowledged students' resiliency for sticking to their goals of attending college during the challenges COVID-19 brings.

Aug 28, 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


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


Incident Management Team update

In preparation for Fall 2020, select buildings on GVSU campuses will have one-way directional floor signs to help with the flow of traffic, especially between classes.

Jun 10, 2020


GVSU names new CLAS dean

Jennifer Drake has been named dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Jun 5, 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


GVSU online summer math program offers college-going students updated instruction, credits and coaching

The Math Advantage program gives students the tools to be successful in an online class, while learning college math and earning four credits. The program also offers tutoring and one-on-one success coaching.

May 27, 2020