This website is the authoritative location for policies approved by the University's Board of Trustees (formerly housed in the "Administrative Manual") and President's Cabinet (formerly housed in the "Grand Valley Manual") and certain other policies such as those contained in the Faculty Handbook and Student Code. Questions? Refer to the frequently asked questions page.
Board of Trustees (BOT)
The Board of Trustees has adopted its general philosophies and policies of the University and provides guidance to the Administration in its development of operating policies and procedures. The Board of Trustees' Bylaws contain the operating procedures of the Board. All additions, deletions, and revisions to the Bylaws and the policies of the Board may be made only with the approval of the Board.
President's Cabinet (PC)
The President’s Cabinet reviews and approves policies that have University-wide applicability that are in addition to those policies approved by the Board of Trustees. These policies are assigned to an administrative unit for oversight.
Shared Governance (SG)
Shared Governance policies are developed cooperatively by the University Academic Senate and the Provost. These policies complement and are not in conflict with those approved by the Board of Trustees or President’s Cabinet. These policies address academic matters such as faculty responsibilities, certain evaluation procedures, and governance rules. Shared Governance policies are included in the collections of policies found in the faculty menu on the top ribbon of this page.