Distance Learning and Pastries

Donuts and Distance Learning & Blackboard and Bagels
As final exams approach and the end of the semester, the Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies department hosted a faculty drop in time to enjoy some food, fun, connecting, and sharing. On Thursday, April 12, the monthly “Donuts and Distance Learning & Blackboard and Bagels” event was held and the theme was focused on the topic of the “flipped classroom”. The event also served as a faculty finals relaxer!
More information about Donuts and Distance Learning & Blackboard and Bagels is located here: http://www.grcc.edu/donuts
Interested in learning more about flipping the classroom? Email dlit@grcc.edu and/or visit: http://www.grcc.edu/flippedclassroom

GRCC Adjunct Earns WZZM’s My Favorite Teacher Award

David Lyons, Adjunct English instructor, was nominated by his students at Creston High School for My Favorite Teacher and chosen by WZZM Channel 13 News as their Teacher of the Month for April. He was presented with his award Thursday April 12 at Creston and will be interviewed on the Channel 13 on their 5:30 PM News on Monday April 16. He has taught 19 years at Creston–his Alma Mater–and been an Adjunct instructor at GRCC since 2000. Congratulations!

GRCC In The News – 4/13/2012

Report of Suspicious Item Evacuates Floor at GRCC Building – Text Alert sent to students, situation cleared
William Frederick  | FOX 17 News Producer | 9:25 p.m. EDT, April 12, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— Police at Grand Rapids Community College evacuated a floor of the ATC building Thursday evening after a report of a suspicious item.  Campus police were alerted around 6:40 p.m. and evacuated one floor.  A text alert was sent to students as a precaution.

Former coach of Grand Rapids Rampage resurfaces with Ferris State
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 5:17 PM | Muskegon Chronicle

BIG RAPIDS, MI. – Sparky McEwen, the former coach of the now-defunct Grand Rapids Rampage in the Arena Football League, will coach receivers at Ferris State, the university announced Thursday.  The hiring of McEwen, a Creston graduate, completes the staff of first-year coach Tony Annese, who came from Grand Rapids Community College. McEwen will also be involved in alumni relations with the program.

Summer enrollment down 16 percent at Grand Rapids Community College
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 3:21 PM | Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Fewer students are expected to take classes this summer at Grand Rapids Community College – and administrators say a reduction in funding for training displaced workers may be partially to blame.

Question of the Day: Should Muskegon Community College have a football team?
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7:05 AM | Muskegon Chronicle

This question was suggested by a Chronicle reader responding to a post about what it would take to get Muskegon pulling together. […] I think MCC should have a football team. GRCC just ended its program and I think we need something to fill that vacuum. We have a lot of talented kids/teams in Muskegon County and only a few go on to college and play.

RaiderCard System Update 4/15/12

On Sunday, April 15, 2012 from 1PM until 6PM the RaiderCard system will undergo a software upgrade. During the upgrade the following services will be unavailable:

  • Student and Staff printing
  • RaiderCard online deposit
  • Vending and RaiderCard deposit machines

Door access and Staff parking will NOT be affected by the upgrade.

Please contact Paulo Teles (pteles@grcc.edu) if you have any questions or concerns about the upgrade.

Updates to Sexual Misconduct Policy

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.