CTE Presents Adjunct Faculty Learning Day: Greatest Hits from Faculty Learning Day

This month, GRCC’s Center for Teaching Excellence brings adjunct faculty three topics originally offered at the January 2012 Learning Day for GRCC full-time faculty. This is your opportunity to learn more about Disability Services, Early Alert, and Academic Service Learning. Each workshop will be offered twice, so all participants may choose two topics. While this event is targeted to adjunct faculty at GRCC, it is open to full or part-time faculty members from any institution of Higher Learning.

Date and Time: Saturday, April 14, 2012, 8 a.m.– 12 p.m.

Third Floor Main Building, Downtown Grand Rapids GRCC Campus


  • 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Refreshments and Networking
  • 8:30 – 9:10 a.m. | Welcome by Dean Patti Trepkowski
  • 9:15 – 10:30 a.m. | Session 1 (3 choices)
  • 10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Break
  • 10:45 a.m. – noon | Session 2 (3 choices)

Workshop Choices:

Disability 101
Presenter: Karen Murphy, B.S., Professional Academic Advisor, Occupational Support and Disability Services


  • Feel better equipped and more comfortable as they work with students with disabilities in a classroom setting
  • Know their obligations under the ADA and civil law
  • Be able to identify and understand the use of accommodations in an academic setting Gain an awareness of the role of the GRCC Disability Support Services Office
  • Be able to appropriately direct a student with disabilities to help them meet their needs or requests

Maximizing Early Alert for Student Success and Retention
Presenter: Lynnae Selberg, M.A., L.P.C., L.S.W., Program Director, Counseling and Career Center


  • Learn how to raise flags and determine which is the optimal flag for their situation Understand their role in the early alert process and expectations of the system
  • Be able to identify and use the new features and enhancements made to the system

Connecting Students with Our Community
Presenters: Academic Service Learning Faculty Scholars Sandra Andrews, Ph.D., R.D.; Leigh Kleinert, M.H.S.; and Sherry Knoppers, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.


  • Become familiar with experiential learning pedagogy
  • Identify course objectives that could be met through community engagement
  • Explore community agencies that could serve as potential partners in meeting course objectives

Register: Register online at http://www.grcc.edu/adjunctlearningday

If you need assistance with registration, please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at TeachExcellence@grcc.edu

For more information about this and other faculty professional development opportunities, visit the Center for Teaching Excellence home page here. You can also call the Center at (616) 234-2278 or e-mail TeachExcellence@grcc.edu. Like the CTE on Facebook to stay current with faculty professional development opportunities at GRCC.

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