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Shared university governance, contributions to GVSU communities, and the development of disciplines and professions all depend on meaningful service from faculty members. In addition to teaching and scholarly/creative activities within a normal full-time load, all Regular Faculty are expected to engage in service as determined by their unit and/or college. Below are examples of activities in each service category: Service to the Institution, Service to the Discipline and Profession, and Service to the Community (Regular Faculty Handbook, SG 3.01.C).
Service to the Institution (Unit, College, University)
GVSU depends on its faculty members for the time, energy, and the leadership that will enable the university to accomplish its mission. It is only through the service activities of faculty that GVSU is able to sustain strong shared governance. In addition to committee work, service to both current and prospective students and to alumni are also valued service activities (Regular Faculty Handbook).
Examples of Service to the Institution include, but are not limited to:
Service to the Discipline and Profession
As representatives of a particular discipline and members of a scholarly community, GVSU faculty members are responsible for advancing their professions and enhancing the quality of scholarly and professional organizations (Regular Faculty Handbook).
Examples of Service to the Discipline and Profession include, but are not limited to:
Service to the Community
Service to the community involves faculty members acting as representatives of the university while using their expertise to contribute to the public’s knowledge and welfare. Community service can sometimes be integrated with scholarship if a community engagement project results in a scholarly outcome (Regular Faculty Handbook).
Examples of Service to the Community include, but are not limited to: