University Policies (including Faculty Handbook)

Faculty Responsibilities in the Area of Scholarly/Creative Activity
All full-time ranked faculty members, including Library regular faculty are responsible for effective scholarly or creative activity.  Examples of each scholarly/creative activity category are provided:  advancement of knowledge/creative expression, scholarly engagement, and professional development.

Faculty Responsibilities in the Area of Service 
Shared university governance, contributions to GVSU communities, and the development of disciplines and professions all depend on meaningful service from faculty members.  Examples of activities in each service category are provided:  Service to the Institution, Service to the Discipline and Profession, and Service to the Community.

Faculty Personnel Actions Workbook
This Workbook provides details on faculty personnel actions including contract renewal, tenure, and promotion.  Links to policy, as well as a timeline, procedures, and sample templates are provided.

University Personnel Review Documents
All unit and college personnel standards documents that have been approved and are in effect are available.  Access is available to all faculty members, using the GVSU login.

Workload and Annual Evaluation Workbook
This Workbook reviews details of the faculty workload and evaluation processes.  Links to policy, as well as a timeline, procedures, and sample templates are provided.

Digital Measures
Digital Measures (DM) is a web-based information management system designed to organize, store and report on faculty teaching, scholarship and service activities.. It provides one place for a faculty a faculty member to keep information about his/her activities current.

Reports on Reassigned Time

Software Systems Links for Faculty

The LIFT Workbook – a detailed manual for faculty and administrators


Fulbright and Other Scholarly Awards
Outlines the University's support for faculty who receive Fulbright an other competitive scholarly awards.

Joint Faculty Appointment - Memo of Understanding
Provides the template for the conditions of an individual faculty joint appointment between the primary and secondary units and the faculty member.

Written Performance Summaries - Use in Annual Salary Adjustments and Personnel Actions
Identifies key policy statements for regular faculty related to annual written performance summaries.

New Faculty Orientation 

Adjunct Faculty (Affiliate, Visiting, and Part-time)

Affiliate Faculty Review Guidelines & Senior Affiliate Faculty Promotion Procedures
Provides recommended procedures for review of Affiliate Faculty and Promotion to Senior Affiliate.

Page last modified July 11, 2018