Learning Opportunities From Staff Development – 4/18/12-4/23/12

Do you still need Continuing Education credit for 2011-12? Grab a colleague and join one of the April sessions detailed below. There is still time to register and there are plenty of seats available. Enroll online at www.grcc.edu/currentlearning

Drupal Basics: Editing Content
Wed April 18, 2012 | 2:00-3:00PM | 351 Main

In this course, participants will learn to navigate the Drupal system, understand and use content types, and edit existing content.

Persuasive Communication
Friday April 20, 2012 | 9:00-11:00 AM | 214 Sneden

Scientifically-supported methods of getting others to say `Yes’ are discussed. Practical approaches to being more influential are demonstrated. Critical moments of persuasion are highlighted. Small changes in how you deliver your messages can have a dramatic effect be the difference between ‘Yes’ and ‘No’.

Improving Nutritional Status
Friday April 20, 2012 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM | 425 CSC

Many American diets contain excessive amounts of salt, sugar, cholesterol and saturated and trans fats. This session will focus on identifying and preparing foods with reduced quantities of these food components. Emphasis will be place on label reading and interpretation as well as suggestions for purchasing and preparing foods.

Rethinking Body Image
Monday April 23, 2012 | 12:30-2:00 PM | 122 LRC

Tamber Bustance will explore the power of “body image” and women, and how ones’ self-concept and self-esteem are affected by today’s media and society’s definition of beauty.

GRCC Public Sale Today 4/12/12

Grand Rapids Community College is having an online public sale today, Thursday, April 12, 2012 ~ 07:00 AM – 07:00 PM at www.grcc.edu/onlinestore

Visit the Purchasing Department’s Google+ 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. Email msutherland@grcc.edu to request an appointment. See www.grcc.edu/onlinestore for location and 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 appointment). 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 purchasing@grcc.edu.

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

Now Accepting Nominations for Adjunct Faculty Award

Adjunct faculty are integral to the teaching and learning that occurs at Grand Rapids Community College. The Adjunct Faculty Award honors the critical role excellent teaching by adjunct faculty plays in promoting academic success among our students. The Award is also a way of celebrating the College’s focus on student success.

The Center for Teaching Excellence is pleased to announce that the nomination process for the Adjunct Faculty Award is now open through April 26, 2012. The criteria for the Adjunct Faculty Award are based on GRCC’s Academic Standards, as adopted by AGC. To learn more about this opportunity, including accessing the nomination application, go here.

The award includes a cash prize and figurine; it will be presented at the beginning of the Fall, 2012 semester.

Please direct questions to the Center for Teaching Excellence at TeachExcellence@grcc.edu or (616) 234-4547.

Condolences to the Family and Colleagues of Howard Antoine

Former GRCC Campus Police ESP Howard J. Antoine age 81 of Solon Township passed away Sunday April 8, 2012. From his obituary:

Howard was a member of the Grand Traverse Band of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions to Michigan Conservancy in his name or Dwelling Place will be appreciated. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Michigan for their extensive help with Howard’s care and a thank you to his colleagues at the GRCC especially the police.

The full obituary is available here.

Sexual Misconduct Policy Updated

Sexual Misconduct Policy: Recent Federal guidance regarding Title IX requires Colleges to identify a Title IX Compliance Officer, adopt procedures to minimize the risk of sexual misconduct and respond appropriately when sexual misconduct occurs. GRCC has modified our Sexual Harassment Policy to address these requirements.

  • Changed title to “Sexual Misconduct Policy”
  • Added descriptions of sexual misconduct
  • Added sentence to section A of IX Definitions which describes who may be affected by sexual misconduct
  • Added Section I to IX Definitions which provides further examples of sexual misconduct
  • Added #3 to Section A of X Procedures stating that complaints from students will be investigated by the Conduct Office consistent with the process established in the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Added sentence to #5 of Section C of X Procedures stating that the validity of a complaint involving a student shall be determined in accordance with the process set forth in the Student Code of Conduct .

Contact the Office of General Counsel with any questions or concerns.  View the policy here.