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Faculty Handbook Preface

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Policy Statement

The purpose of this Handbook is to provide all members of the Faculty, particularly those who are new to Grand Valley, with knowledge of certain policies, regulations, practices and expectations which prevail at Grand Valley State University. The various provisions of this Handbook are subject to revision from time to time by the Trustees, Administration and Faculty on their own initiative or in response to changes in State and Federal legislation. The provisions of this Handbook derive their authority from various sources; they are primarily statements by the administration of customary practice, administrative organization, or explicit policy established at the University, often after consultation with the Faculty. The committees of the Faculty and the academic requirements of the University are voted on by the Faculty. Fringe benefit provisions and the conditions of employment are derived from actions taken by the Board of Trustees. Provisions of the Handbook, whether derived from Trustee vote, Faculty vote, or Administrative or Trustee action are subject to modification or revocation by the appropriate authority following proper procedure. No such change will be retroactive.