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 September 3, 2021 and a preview of the ECS meeting of September 10, 2021. Meetings of the ECS are restricted to members of the ECS, their alternates, and others whom the ECS may invite, pursuant to SG 1.01.7.2.

Highlights of ECS Meeting of September, 3, 2021 
Chair’s Report:
  • All memos from the 2020-21 were approved
  • Weekly direct messages containing ECS updates will be sent on Tuesdays to all faculty
Provost’s Report
  • Enrollment update
  • VAT update
Student Senate President’s Report
  • Newsletters will be sent to students regularly
  • Upcoming events include the Battle of the Valleys and letter-writing to troops at the Stars and Stripes football game
New Business
  • Reviewed UAS bylaws and affirmation of use of Robert’s Rules
  • UAS meetings are open to attend (SG 1.01.6.2), but only invited guests and voting members may speak
  • Finalized Standing Committee Charges for the 2021-22 Academic Year
  • Discussed Selection of Two One-Year Appointees in OEMC
  • Reviewed OEMC Report on First Year of 2-Year Microcredential Process
  • Reviewed 2021-22 ECS/UAS Calendar
  • Discussed Prioritization of Presentations to ECS/UAS for 2021-22
For more details on the above items, please go here.

Preview of ECS Meeting of September 10, 2021
New Business
  • Discussion with Employee Ombuds Officer
  • APSC Memo on Prior Learning Credit-Undergraduate
  • GC Memo on Transfer of Credit to a Graduate Program
  • EIC Report on Diversity of Faculty, Staff, and Students Across Colleges
  • EPP Task Force Final Report
  • Discussion on Managing Virtual Meetings of UAS

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