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AAPC. Audio Video Development Committee files

 Series
Identifier: GV090-04
Abstract Formed in 1964 by the director of the A-V unit to consider approaches to foundations to support the development of A-V program. The charge was expanded in 1965 to review the AV facilities and their use, make recommendations for development of the program. Also known as the Academic Affairs Policy Council, Subcommittee Five. Minutes and agendas from April 20, 1965-1966 of the subcommittee and minutes and agendas of the first four meetings October 1967-January 1968 of the Audio-Video Development...
Dates: 1965-1968

AAPC. Committee to Plan the Erasmus Conference files

 Series — Box: 5
Identifier: GV090-02
Abstract In 1964, the AAPC created a committee to plan a conference for February 23-25 that invited speakers from neighboring colleges and scholars with a national reputation, student submission of papers in english, philosophy, and history, and music. Includes report to the Academic Affairs Policy Council and list of speakers that were, or were going to be, approached for an invitation to the event.
Dates: 1964

AAPC. Decentralization Subcommittee files

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Identifier: GV090-05
Abstract The Decentralization Subcommittee, who reported to the Academic Affairs Policy Council, was created to give a complete overview and identify all possible objections to decentralization and to identify the degree to which they may or may not be valid. Collection contains reports of the Decentralization Subcommittee to the Academic Affairs Policy Council regarding the decentralization of the university into semi-autonomous units.
Dates: 1965

AAPC. Faculty Handbook Subcommittee files

 Series — Box: 44
Identifier: GV090-06
Abstract The Faculty Handbook Subcommittee, a committee of the Academic Affairs Policy Council, was charged with determining the information that would be included and operations for the publication of the faculty handbook. Collection contains meeting minutes for the Faculty Handbook Subcommittee.
Dates: 1966-1967

AAPC. Library Advisory Committee files

 Series
Identifier: GV090-11
Abstract Advise the library on possible areas of library development as perceived by the faculty; to react to issues brought to them from the Library; to serve as a communication channel; to recommend to the Academic Senate in a timely manner on major policy issues and matters of general concern as identified by the Committee. Collection contains meeting minutes of the Committee.
Dates: 1966-1970

AAPC. Role of Religion on Campus Subcommittee files

 Series
Identifier: GV090-07
Abstract The Role of Religion on Campus Subcommittee was created to make recommendations on the adoption of a college policy statement, plan for student religious ministries and organizations, an Academic Affairs Division policy governing religion in curriculum, and create a Committee on Public Programs. Collection contains minutes and memorandums of the committee.
Dates: 1966-1967

AAPC. Student Conduct Subcommittee files

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Identifier: GV090-08
Abstract The Student Conduct Subcommittee was created to write an honor code, student code of conduct for the control of student behavior on campus, and an appeal process. Collection contains meeting minutes, agendas, memorandums, and supportive data.
Dates: 1965-1966

AAPC. Sub-Committee to Study Prizes files

 Series
Identifier: GV090-09
Abstract The Sub-Committee to Study Prizes was created to determine and grant awards for honors students. Collection contains reports, memorandums, and meeting minutes.
Dates: 1966-1970

AAPC. Subcommittee on College Objectives vs. Student Body files

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: GV090-03
Abstract Subcommittee formed in 1965 to examine college objectives and program of instruction in comparison to the abilities of the student body. The study was based on the N.C.A. finding that the students fell short of the quality of the faculty. After the final report was submitted, the committee reconvened as the Subcommittee on College Objectives as related to the Student Body to conduct a survey of students who dropped out, and to consider raising enrollment requirements. Minutes, supporting...
Dates: 1965

Academic Administration files

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Identifier: GV002-02
Abstract The Academic Administration was comprised of President Lubbers and Vice Presidents Niemeyer and Loessin. It met from 1975-1976 to make decisions regarding academic budget priorities for each of the colleges, faculty and staff funds, and determine other academic policies. The collection includes meeting minutes, agendas, and memorandums from the Academic Administration.
Dates: 1975 - 1976

University Accreditation reports

 Series
Identifier: GV004-07
Overview Reports, self-assessments, applications, strategic plans, and other documents relating to the institutional and departmental accreditation of Grand Valley State University.
Dates: Other: 1963-2008

Academic Affairs Policy Council (AAPC) files

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: GV090-01
Abstract Develops policy proposals for review by the Faculty Assembly. Acts as the steering committee of the Faculty Assembly. Members are the Vice President for Academic Affairs (Chairman), the Associate Dean, each academic divisional chairman or administrative division, and one member elected at large from the teaching staff by the Faculty Assembly. (This election is for a one-year term, and takes place at the first meeting of the Faculty Assembly each year). From 1964 to 1970, the AAPC made...
Dates: 1964-1970

Accountant reports and audits

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Identifier: GV029-05
Collection Description Audit and accountant reports of Grand Valley's assets from 1968 to 1977. These annual audits were performed by external certified public accounting firms. These reports differ from internal audits by determining the adequacy of internal financial control and compliance with Government regulations and University policies.
Dates: 1968-1977

Alumni events and program files

 Series
Identifier: GV008-06
Scope and Contents Files include founding documents of the Grand Valley Alumni Association, directories, Distinguished Alumni awards, program and events files.
Dates: 1967 - 1998

Board of Trustees administrative files

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Identifier: GV001-03
Abstract Grand Valley State University is an institution of higher education established by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and governed by the Board of Trustees (previously Board of Control). The Board consists of eight members appointed by the Michigan governor and confirmed by the Senate. The legal authority for GVSU is vested in the Board of Trustees. Such decisions as those regarding fiscal matters, academic programs, and the employment of University faculty and staff are ultimately made by the...
Dates: 1960 - 2001

Board of Trustees minutes and board books

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Identifier: GV001-01
Abstract Grand Valley State University is an institution of higher education established by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and governed by the Board of Trustees (previously Board of Control). The Board consists of eight members appointed by the Michigan governor and confirmed by the Senate. The legal authority for GVSU is vested in the Board of Trustees. Such decisions as those regarding fiscal matters, academic programs, and the employment of University faculty and staff are ultimately made by the...
Dates: 1960-2013

Judson T. Bradford papers

 Collection
Identifier: RHC-41
Collection Description Collection documents the involvement of Judson Bradford and other residents of Holland, Michigan in the founding of Grand Valley State University. Materials include Citizen Advisory Council records, correspondence with L. William Seidman and others, GVSC publications and promotional materials, notices and invitations, and newspaper articles. Also includes interview conducted in 2011 by President's Office for Grand Valley's 50th Anniversary and an employee stock ownership advocacy notebook...
Dates: 1960-2013

Business and Finance Office. Internal audit reports

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Identifier: GV029-03
Collection Description Internal audits review departmental operations with the objective of evaluating and presenting recommendations relating to department efficiency. Audits of advertising and publications (1973); computer installations and activities, motor pool operations, Urban and Environmental Studies activities, room and board fee waivers, athletic scholarships (1974); bookstore operations, graphic services, plant improvement, travel and conferences, and WGVC-TV (1975); community affairs, mail room, William...
Dates: 1973-1978

Business and Finance Office. State audit reports

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Identifier: GV029-04
Collection Description Audit reports of Grand Valley's assets from 1963 to 1984. These audits were performed by the State Audit division's Department of the Auditor General. The reports review Grand Valley's accounting systems and records to determine the adequacy of procedures and extent of internal control.
Dates: 1963-1984

Faculty research and distinguished contribution award files

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Identifier: GV027-01
Collection Description Research and Development files from 1969, maintained by Chair Howard Stein and others, include minutes, memos and correspondence, other administrative records and reports, and grant proposal files. Funded and denied grant proposal files from 1977/8 for research support may also include Human Research Committee files, stipends, and travel files. After 1983 the committee managed the Distinguished Contribution awards.
Dates: 1969-2013

Dean’s administrative and curriculum files

 Collection
Identifier: GV018-01
Collection Description Dean's files, administrative files, curriculum files and class modules.
Dates: 1972 - 1995

College of Education Master's projects and theses

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Identifier: GV030-03
Abstract The College of Education offers a program of teacher instruction and training. The program emphasizes learning theory and inquiry combined with practical application. In 1964 Educational Studies Institute was founded. In 1980 School of Education joined the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2004 the unit became the College of Education (COE). Includes project reports and Masters theses that reflect on Grand Valley State University as a subject.
Dates: 2009 - 2012

Dewey Hoitenga administrative files

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: GV100-02
Abstract Dewey Hoitenga joined Grand Valley's faculty in 1965 and retired in 2001. During his years at Grand Valley, he chaired the All-College Academic Senate, Social Studies Division, College of Arts and Sciences, and twice served as chair of the Arts and Humanities Division. He served on the Dean’s Executive Council and President’s Executive Council. He also helped to develop the Liberal Arts and Religious Studies Programs, as well as the General Education and Graduate Study Programs. He chaired the...
Dates: 1964-1995

Eberhard Center files

 Series
Identifier: GV054-01
Scope and Contents Contains early records and promotional materials relating to the programs and services of the L. V. Eberhard Center on Grand Valley's Grand Rapids Campus.
Dates: 1981-1992

Educational Studies Institute Director's administrative files

 Collection
Identifier: GV019-01
Collection Description Program and administrative files, meeting minutes.
Dates: 1967 - 1982

Executive Committee of the Senate/All College Academic Senate files

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Identifier: GV023-01
Abstract University Academic Senate (UAS) previously the All-College Academic Senate (ACAS), is the highest faculty governance body. It has the authority to deal with any academic issue or faculty concern. It makes recommendations to the Provost and/or President regarding such matters as curriculum, the academic organization of the university, faculty personnel policy, the budget, and other issues considered relevant to academic affairs. The Executive Committee of the Senate (ECS) serves as the clearing...
Dates: 1972 - 2009

Faculty and staff salary information

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Identifier: GV062-04
Abstract The Faculty and Staff Salary Information reports contain a summary of salary information for part-time and full-time faculty and staff. The report also includes the name and position for individual employees, as well as sex, employment date, base salary, and gross pay for the year and previous year.
Dates: 1979 - 2018

Faculty Association files

 Series
Identifier: GV083-01
Abstract The Grand Valley State Faculty Association, a local autonomous organization, was affiliated with the Michigan Education Association (MEA) and the National Education Association (NEA). The GVSFA sought the right to collectively bargain with the College on behalf of the faculty at GVSC in 1974 and 1980-1982. Files of the Faculty Association document the efforts to gain collective bargaining for faculty at Grand Valley. Files include correspondence, newsletters, election information, organizing...
Dates: 1974-1988

Faculty Governance committee records

 Collection
Identifier: GV003-01
Scope and Contents Series contains all-college, ad-hoc, and defunct faculty committees, spanning from 1963-2006, with the bulk of files dating from 1967-1977.
Dates: 1963 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1977

Faculty Salary and Budget Committee files

 Series — Box: 1-2
Identifier: GV022-01
Abstract Established in April 1983, the Faculty Salary and Budget Committee (FBSC) studies pertinent data and makes recommendations on the allocation of funds within the university budget as a whole as well as within the budgets of the various administrative divisions. It also makes recommendations regarding other budgetary items, compensation, and faculty security, including health benefits. Files include minutes, agendas, and meeting packets.
Dates: 1971 - 2007

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