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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
Academic Colleges and Library BOT 3.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Academic Standards and Calendar BOT 3.3 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Mission Statement BOT 1.2 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Office of the President BOT 2.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Values Statement BOT 1.3 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Vision Statement BOT 1.1 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
Academic Program Budgetary Review Process SG 2.07 Provost Office
Accreditation SG 2.08 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
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

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Faculty Responsibilities & Workload

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

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Curriculum

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Accreditation SG 2.08 Provost Office
Establishment of New Programs or Units SG 2.05 Provost Office
Faculty Academic Policies - Curriculum SG 2.01 Provost Office
General Education Criteria and Guidelines SG 2.04 Provost Office
Policy on the Establishment and Revision of Credit by Exam Requirements SG 2.10 Provost Office
Textbooks and Course Materials Policy SLT 3.12 Provost Office
Undergraduate Certificate Program Criteria and Guidelines SG 2.02 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
Dissemination Policy for Scholarly Work with Graduate Students SG 6.04 Provost Office
Graduate Assistantship SG 6.03 Provost Office
Graduate Certificate Policies SG 2.03 Provost Office
Graduate Program Directors SG 6.05 Provost Office

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Research Policies

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Allowable Cost Policy SLT 3.11.1 Office of Sponsored Programs
Animals on Property Owned or Controlled by the University SLT 6.1 Public Safety
Bridge Fund Request Policy SLT 3.2 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Conflict of Interest in Research Policy SLT 3.4 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Copyright Policy SLT 3.5 University Libraries
Cost Sharing Policy for Externally Sponsored Projects SLT 3.11.2 Office of Sponsored Programs
Export Control Policy SLT 3.6 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Externally Sponsored Projects Policy SLT 3.11 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Facilities and Administrative Cost Policy SLT 3.11.4 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
General Responsibilities of Principal Investigators/Project Directors Policy SLT 3.11.5 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Principal Investigator Eligibility Policy SLT 3.11.7 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Service and Consulting Agreements Policy SLT 3.11.6 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence
Supplemental Compensation on Externally Sponsored Projects Policy SLT 3.11.3 Office of Sponsored Programs
Training of Personnel Involved in Animal Research SLT 3.13 Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence

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Faculty Personnel Policies per Board of Trustees

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Academic Freedom BOT 4.2.2 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Definition of Regular Faculty (Tenured and Tenure Track) BOT 4.2.1 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 - Disciplinary Procedure BOT 4.1.4 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 - Equal Opportunity BOT 4.1.2 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 - Identification Cards BOT 4.1.13 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 - 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 - Personnel Administration BOT 4.1.1 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 - University Responsibilities BOT 4.1.3 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
General Personnel Policies for Faculty and Staff - Verification of Credentials BOT 4.1.9 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 - Kinds of Regular Academic Appointments BOT 4.2.3 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Academic Tenure BOT 4.2.8 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 Areas of Evaluation for Renewal of Probationary Appointments, Promotion, Tenure, and Periodic Performance Reviews BOT 4.2.9 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Benefits BOT 4.2.30 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Complaint Procedure BOT 4.2.18 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Grievance Procedure BOT 4.2.16 - 4.2.17 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Initial Appointment BOT 4.2.6 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Merger or Reorganization of Appointment Structures BOT 4.2.14 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Probationary Appointments BOT 4.2.7 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Procedures for the Awarding of Sabbatical Leave BOT 4.2.25 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Rank BOT 4.2.5 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Reduction in Force BOT 4.2.15 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Resignation BOT 4.2.12 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Salary Administration BOT 4.2.20 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Regular Faculty Termination Processes and Disciplinary Action BOT 4.2.13 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

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Policies Relevant to Faculty Per Senior Leadership Team

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Animals on Property Owned or Controlled by the University SLT 6.1 Public Safety
Anti-Harassment Policy SLT 9.1 Inclusion and Equity/Office of Affirmative Action
Commercial Activity Policy SLT 10.4.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Computer Virus and Malware Policy SLT 11.3 Information Technology
Computing Conditions of Use (Information Technology) SLT 11.5 Information Technology
Confidentiality, Data & Security Policy SLT 11.7 Information Technology
Conflict of Interest Policy SLT 10.1 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Consensual Relationship Policy SLT 9.2 Inclusion and Equity/Office of Affirmative Action
Digital Media Policy SLT 11.6 Information Technology
Email Policy SLT 11.2 Information Technology
Faculty/Staff Abuse of Technology SLT 11.8 Information Technology
Freedom of Information Act Policy SLT 10.3 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Fundraising Policy SLT 8.3 University Development
Phonemail Policy SLT 11.9 Telecommunications
Political Activity Policy SLT 10.5 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management
Public Folder Policy SLT 11.10 Information Technology
Relocation Policy (Moving) SLT 6.15 Business and Finance
Secure Office Procedure SLT 11.11 Information Technology
Sexual Misconduct Policy Including: Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic or Dating Violence), Stalking & Retaliation SLT 9.4 Inclusion and Equity
Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment (Including Retaliation) Policy SLT 9.3 Inclusion and Equity
Software Support Policy SLT 11.12 Information Technology
Space Assignment Policy SLT 3.15 Provost and Facility Planning Offices
Travel Policy and Procedures SLT 6.18 Business and Finance
Use of Security Cameras SLT 6.29 Public Safety
Voicemail Policy SLT 11.4 Information Technology
Web Accessibility Policy SLT 9.7 Equity, Planning, and Compliance Unit
Web Polices for Academic and Administrative Units SLT 7.5 Institutional Marketing

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Benefits & Human Resources

Title Policy Number Responsible Office
Adoption Leave Policy SLT 4.1 Human Resources
Continuation of Benefits SG 5.01 Human Resources
Faculty Compensation Schedule 2019-20 SG 3.09 Human Resources
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Policy SLT 4.3 Human Resources
Maternity Leave SG 5.02 Human Resources
Military Leave of Absence Policy for Faculty Staff SLT 4.5 Human Resources
Partner Accommodation SG 5.03 Human Resources
Regular Faculty Benefits BOT 4.2.30 Legal, Compliance & Risk Management

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Miscellaneous

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