Grand Valley State University

ECS Highlights

In an effort to improve communication between ECS/UAS and faculty colleagues, the Executive Committee of the Senate (ECS) at its August 12, 2021 retreat recommended that each week, a general message will be sent out to all faculty. This message will highlight the immediate past ECS meeting and give a preview of the upcoming ECS meeting. In particular, the highlight will summarize the key agenda items and provide context on the key votes; the pros and cons will be summarized and the key arguments for each highlighted. The Chair of ECS/UAS will continue to prepare a document on the highlights of the agenda for each UAS meeting and share with faculty a week before the meeting. Herein are the highlights of the ECS meeting of October 15, 2021 and a preview of the ECS meeting of October 29, 2021. Meetings of the ECS are restricted to members of the ECS, their alternates, and others whom the ECS may invite, pursuant to SG
Highlights of ECS Meeting October 15, 2021
Chair’s Report:
  • Faculty forums on shared governance scheduled for Wednesday, October 27, 10:00-11:00 am and Thursday, October 28, 2:30-3:30 pm. Please register to get a Zoom link.
  • Reminder to submit proposals for the 2021 Teach-In and to volunteer to host/moderate sessions. Deadline extended to Monday, October 25.
  • Upcoming business for future ECS meetings were presented. The next ECS meeting is scheduled for October 29.
Provost’s Report
  • The President has emailed dates and registration information for conversations. The Provost and ECS members noted that there were fewer than 10 dates, the Provost will follow up with the President.
Student Senate President’s Report
  • Getting feedback on how to improve Battle of the Valleys
  • Many students came to meeting for open comment last week regarding campus dining and contract with Aramark 
  • Hosting Open Educational Resources (OER) symposium and roundtable later this month. Dates are on website
  • Sponsoring a food drive in November
New Business
  • Reach Higher 2025
    The Steering Committee will add new members, including faculty members, so more voices are represented.
    Chair has requested information from UAS members on why they did/did not support RH2025
  • Title IX
    A discussion was held with individuals who resigned from the Title IX Office
 For more details on the above items, please go here.
Preview of UAS Meeting of October 29, 2021
Old Business
  • Discussion of Peer Review Pilot: Update from FPPC
  • APSC Memo on Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Policy-Undergraduate
New Business
  • OEMC Memo on Leadership and Succession Planning
  • GC Memo on Dual Level Enrollment Policy Change
  • Discussion of Title IX Task Force Recommendations
  • Vaccine Mandate and Update from VAT
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