Photos – Board of Trustees Candidate Forum


Yesterday GRCC’s Academic Governing Council (AGC) and the GRCC Faculty Association sponsored an open forum where the four candidates running for GRCC’s Board of Trustees in the May 3 election were able to explain their positions on issues affecting the college as well as answer questions from the crowd.

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Learning Opportunities for Faculty: 4/15/11-5/13/11

Coming up in the Center for Teaching Excellence

Registration is now open for the following Faculty Professional Development opportunities through the Center for Teaching Excellence here.

In person offerings
Friday, April 15 Wimba Pronto Webinar
9:00 – 11:00 AM Online from your location but during this specific time.

Tuesday, April 19 Blackboard Grade Center
12:30 – 1:30 PM 351 Main

Friday, May 6 Blackboard Basics for Faculty
11:30 – 12:30 PM 351 Main Building

Friday, May 13 First Year Experience Overview
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM Multi Purpose Room, 234 Student Center
For those faculty interested in teaching CLS 100

Online/Hybrid offerings

Online Hybrid Certification Course (OHCC)
offered completely online with optional meetings
May 6 – June 20
July 15 – August 21
October 14 – November 20
Certification required in order to teach online and hybrid courses. Prerequisite: Blackboard Basics for Faculty, version 9. Note: if the session is not showing on the registration page, it is currently full.

Blackboard Basics for Faculty – online – open entry/open exit | Register via email to

Blackboard Grade Center – online -open entry/open exit | Register via email to

Matt Douglas Presents on Adventures in Costa Rica, Panama & Peru

Join Biology Professor Matt Douglas for great stories of his IIPD adventures to Costa Rica, Panama, and Peru…see our GRCC students in the wildest of environments! (And some plants and animals, as well.) You’ll want to travel to these places after you see the pictures!  The presentation takes place Monday, April 18 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Room 333, Caulkins Science Center. No registration is necessary. Faculty, staff and students are welcome.

GRCC in the News: 4/13/11

School Zone blog: Average pay for Michigan college faculty highest at University of Michigan, lowest at Olivet
Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 10:34 AM | Julie Mack | Kalamazoo Gazette

The American Association of University Professors has released its 2010-11 report on faculty salaries, making for a nice basis of comparison for discussions about Dave Murray’s stories on salaries at Grand Rapids Community College and Grand Valley State University.  (More)

Alma school board approves new superintendent contract
The Morning Sun | Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | By LINDA GITTLEMAN Gratiot Managing Editor

Alma School board members approved a three year contract for its new superintendent Sonia Lark at its Monday night meeting. […] Two thirds of the teachers at Grand Rapids CC made more than $100,000 a year. Teachers at Grand Valley made far less, he said.  (More)

Raider Salute to all who Assisted During Michigan CC Biologists Conference

This salute comes from the Biology Department and goes out to Steve Ender, Jan Colvin, Matt Douglas, Greg Forbes, Laurie Foster, Sarah Krajewski, Kate Kryger, Jola Lanier, Bob Leunk, Janis Qualls, Moss Ingram, Vektra Casler, Farah Itani, Aaron Chew and his staff, the custodial staff in the Calkins Science Center:

“We would like to thank the following people for their gracious help and support with the Michigan Community College Biologists Conference held at GRCC this past weekend. Without their efforts this event would not have been such a tremendous success! Thank you very much!”

GRCC Online Store Public Sale 4/14/11

Grand Rapids Community College is having an online public sale Thursday, April 14, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at

The day of the sale, click here shop for items that will be available.

Visit the Purchasing Department’s Facebook page to see photo’s of featured items.

Pickup: Items available for pick up beginning the next day (friday) after the sale from 9AM to 4 PM at GRCC, 133 Winchester Place NE, Grand Rapids, MI. After Friday pick up by appointment only @ (616) 234-4198. See for pick up details.

This sale will contain limited computers, electronics, technology, books, lost & found, etc. Grand Rapids Community College cannot guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appt). Purchased items not picked up will be returned to stock.

Questions should be directed to, Mansfield Matthewson, Director of Purchasing at (616) 234-3850 or email

Grand Rapids Community College has the right to reject any or all bids as deemed necessary in the best interest of the college.