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Chapter 0 - Definitions

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Chapter 0 - Definitions

Adjunct Instructor:  See 4.3.1.D.

Adjunct Librarian:  See 4.3.1.F.

Affiliate Faculty:  See 4.3.1.B.

Appointing Officer:  An Appointing Officer has the authority to make appointments to open base budget positions and approved adjunct or temporary positions within their area of responsibility.  Deans of Colleges and the University Libraries are Appointing Officers.  The President and Vice Presidents have the authority to designate an employee as an Appointing Officer.  References 3.1, 4.1.1, 4.1.6, 4.1.7, 4.1.9,, 4.2.1, 4.2.4,4.2.20, 4.2.30, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 4.4.6, 4.4.9, 4.5.2, and 10.2.2.

Board:  The Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees is referred to as “Board” or “Board of Trustees” throughout the policies.

Executive Officer:  The President and Vice Presidents and anyone designated by the President shall be Executive Officers.

Faculty and Staff:  Collectively, employees hired by the University through the Human Resources office.  See, generally, Chapter 4.

Regular Faculty:  A tenured or tenure track faculty member as referenced in Chapter 4, Section 2.  Reference 4.2.1.

Non-Tenure Track Faculty:  See, generally, Chapter 4, Section 3. 

Senor Adjunct Instructor:  See 4.3.1.E.

Senior Adjunct Librarian:  See 4.3.1.G.

Senior Affiliate Faculty:  See 4.3.1.C.

University: Grand Valley State University is referenced as “University” throughout the policies.

Visiting Faculty:  See 4.3.1.A.