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Regular Faculty Handbook

The Regular Faculty Handbook provides policies, regulations, practices and expectations which prevail at Grand Valley State University. Faculty Governance deals with any academic issue or faculty concern, and makes recommendations to the Provost and/or the President.  

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About GVSU

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Vision Statement BOT 1.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Mission Statement BOT 1.2 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Values Statement BOT 1.3 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Office of the President BOT 2.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Academic Colleges and Library BOT 3.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Academic Standards and Calendar BOT 3.3 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management

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Academic Governance

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Academic Governance BOT 3.1.4 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
University Academic Senate Bylaws: Responsibilities, Rules, and Procedures SG 1.01 Provost Office
University Academic Senate Bylaws: Standing Committees SG 1.02 Provost Office
University Governance Committees SG 1.03 Provost Office
College Governance Policies SG 1.04 Provost Office
Procedure for the Establishment of Non-Academic Institutes, Centers and Offices SG 2.06 Provost Office
Academic Program Budgetary Review Process SG 2.07 Provost Office
Accreditation SG 2.08 Provost Office

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Faculty Responsibilities & Workload

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Definition of Regular Faculty (Tenured and Tenure Track) BOT 4.2.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Non-Tenure Track Faculty BOT 4.3.0 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Collegiality Policy PC 3.3 Provost Office
Textbooks and Course Materials Policy PC 3.12 Provost Office
Accompanying Students Outside the U.S.A. Policy PC 3.16 Office of the Provost
Cancellation/Closure Policy PC 6.3 Public Safety
Anti-Harassment Policy PC 9.1 Inclusion and Equity/Office of Affirmative Action
Disability Accommodation Policy for Faculty and Staff PC 9.5 Inclusion and Equity
Religious Inclusion Policy PC 9.6 Inclusion and Equity/Office of Affirmative Action
Faculty Responsibilities SG 3.01 Provost Office
Faculty Planning: Faculty Activity Plans and Faculty Activity Reports SG 3.02 Provost Office
Reassigned Time SG 3.03 Provost Office
Instructional Policies SG 3.04 Provost Office
Professional Ethics SG 3.05 Provost Office

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Curriculum

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Textbooks and Course Materials Policy PC 3.12 Provost Office
Faculty Academic Policies - Curriculum SG 2.01 Provost Office
Undergraduate Certificate Program Criteria and Guidelines SG 2.02 Provost Office
General Education Criteria and Guidelines SG 2.04 Provost Office
Establishment of New Programs or Units SG 2.05 Provost Office
Accreditation SG 2.08 Provost Office
Policy on the Establishment and Revision of Credit by Exam Requirements SG 2.10 Provost Office

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Faculty Evaluation Procedures

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Faculty Evaluation Procedures SG 3.07 Provost Office
Faculty Salary Adjustment Program SG 3.08 Provost Office

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Graduate School

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Graduate Certificate Policies SG 2.03 Provost Office
Graduate Assistantship SG 6.03 Provost Office
Dissemination Policy for Scholarly Work with Graduate Students SG 6.04 Provost Office
Graduate Program Directors SG 6.05 Provost Office

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Research Policies

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Bridge Fund Request Policy PC 3.2 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Conflict of Interest in Research Policy PC 3.4 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Copyright Policy PC 3.5 University Libraries
Export Control Policy PC 3.6 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
General Responsibilities of Principal Investigators/Project Directors Policy PC 3.8 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Externally Sponsored Projects Policy PC 3.11 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Training of Personnel Involved in Animal Research PC 3.13 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence

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Faculty Personnel Policies per Board of Trustees

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Personnel Administration BOT 4.1.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Equal Opportunity BOT 4.1.2 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - University Responsibilities BOT 4.1.3 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Disciplinary Procedure BOT 4.1.4 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Personnel Information BOT 4.1.5 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Conflict of Interest BOT 4.1.6 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Emeritus Appointment BOT 4.1.7 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Honorary Titles BOT 4.1.8 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Verification of Credentials BOT 4.1.9 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Obligations of Appointees BOT 4.1.10 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Parking BOT 4.1.11 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Keys BOT 4.1.12 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Identification Cards BOT 4.1.13 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Definition of Regular Faculty (Tenured and Tenure Track) BOT 4.2.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Academic Freedom BOT 4.2.2 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty - Kinds of Regular Academic Appointments BOT 4.2.3 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Written Statement of Appointment (Including Joint Appointments) BOT 4.2.4 - 4.2.4.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Rank BOT 4.2.5 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Initial Appointment BOT 4.2.6 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Probationary Appointments BOT 4.2.7 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Academic Tenure BOT 4.2.8 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Areas of Evaluation for Renewal of Probationary Appointments, Promotion, Tenure, and Periodic Performance Reviews BOT 4.2.9 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Procedures for Regular Faculty Appointment Renewal, Promotion, Tenure, Periodic Performance Review, and Dismissal for Adequate Cause. BOT 4.2.10 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Applicability to Executive, Administrative, and Professional Positions and other administrative assignments. BOT 4.2.11 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Resignation BOT 4.2.12 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Termination Processes and Disciplinary Action BOT 4.2.13 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Merger or Reorganization of Appointment Structures BOT 4.2.14 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Reduction in Force BOT 4.2.15 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Grievance Procedure BOT 4.2.16 - 4.2.17 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Complaint Procedure BOT 4.2.18 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Salary Administration BOT 4.2.20 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Procedures for the Awarding of Sabbatical Leave BOT 4.2.25 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Benefits BOT 4.2.30 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management

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Policies Relevant to Faculty Per President's Cabinet

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Space Assignment Policy PC 3.15 Provost and Facility Planning Offices
Relocation Policy (Moving) PC 6.15 Business and Finance
Travel Policy and Procedures PC 6.18 Business and Finance
Use of Security Cameras PC 6.29 Public Safety
Web Polices for Academic and Administrative Units PC 7.5 Institutional Marketing
Fundraising Policy PC 8.3 University Development
Anti-Harassment Policy PC 9.1 Inclusion and Equity/Office of Affirmative Action
Consensual Relationship Policy PC 9.2 Inclusion and Equity/Office of Affirmative Action
Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment (Including Retaliation) Policy PC 9.3 Inclusion and Equity
Sexual Misconduct Policy Including: Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic or Dating Violence), Stalking & Retaliation PC 9.4 Inclusion and Equity
Web Accessibility Policy PC 9.7 Equity, Planning, and Compliance Unit
Conflict of Interest Policy PC 10.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Freedom of Information Act Policy PC 10.3 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Commercial Activity Policy PC 10.4.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Political Activity Policy PC 10.5 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Email Policy PC 11.2 Information Technology
Computer Virus and Malware Policy PC 11.3 Information Technology
Voicemail Policy PC 11.4 Information Technology
Computing Conditions of Use (Information Technology) PC 11.5 Information Technology
Digital Media Policy PC 11.6 Inclusion and Equity/Office of Affirmative Action
Confidentiality, Data & Security Policy PC 11.7 Information Technology
Faculty/Staff Abuse of Technology PC 11.8 Information Technology
Phonemail Policy PC 11.9 Telecommunications
Public Folder Policy PC 11.10 Information Technology
Secure Office Procedure PC 11.11 Information Technology
Software Support Policy PC 11.12 Information Technology

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Benefits & Human Resources

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Regular Faculty Benefits BOT 4.2.30 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Adoption Leave Policy PC 4.1 Human Resources
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy PC 4.3 Human Resources
Military Leave of Absence Policy for Faculty Staff PC 4.5 Human Resources
Faculty Compensation Schedule 2018-19 SG 3.09 Human Resources
Continuation of Benefits SG 5.01 Human Resources
Maternity Leave SG 5.02 Human Resources
Partner Accommodation SG 5.03 Human Resources

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Miscellaneous

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Parking Ordinance PC 6.28 Public Safety
Implementing Reduction in Faculty Due to Changing Enrollment Patterns SG 2.09 Provost Office
Faculty Qualifications SG 3.06 Provost Office
Unit Head Responsibilities SG 6.01 Provost Office
Undergraduate Student Employees SG 6.02 Provost Office