Exam Cram 2 a Success – Photos

Exam Cram 2 at the Library

Last weekend’s Exam Cram 2 was a success! Students report that they really appreciated having extended library hours, technology, tutoring, reference librarian assistance, snacks, and, most of all, a safe, quiet place to study during hours that fit their schedules. Thanks to Academic Support, Campus Activities, and Library staff for the monetary and personnel support to make this happen!

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Congrats to New Faculty Certified to Teach Online and Hybrid Classes

Congratulations to the following faculty for successfully completing the Online and Hybrid Certification Course at GRCC! This is an outstanding achievement and is an important part of expanding distance learning at the college.

In fact, online learning continues to grow at GRCC with over 5,100 student enrollments this Winter semester in online courses. This represents a 20% increase in one year. Furthermore, according to the 2011 Survey of Online Learning, the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6 million with nearly 1/3 of all students in higher education are taking at least one online course. This trend, along with GRCC’s Distance Learning College Action Project’s purpose which is to expand the college’s online learning program so that 25% of the courses at GRCC are offered in the online and hybrid format demonstrates the commitment to distance learning.

The Department of Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies would like to recognize the following faculty in their recent Online & Hybrid Certification:

  • John Butler | English
  • Jianchu Chen | Language and Thought
  • Candace Dubay | English
  • Lyna Goto | Biology
  • Sheryl Iott | Music
  • James Keating | Visual Arts
  • Julie Lackscheide | Radiologic Technology
  • Chris Loiselle | Business
  • Sean Mackey | English
  • Kristin McKenzie | Business
  • Rana Woodhull | Busines
  • Ennis Young | Psychology

Thanks to the EOL faculty facilitators, the DLIT team, and the CTE for providing support for this certification process. See full post with additional information here.

No Slides No Lecture Course for Employees – 5/8/12

Learning Opportunity from Staff Development: “No slides, no lecture! This class is all about helping you craft that tough conversation or feedback you need to deliver. You’ll leave confident enough to go do it!”

What every manager wants to know – how to give effective feedback (even if it’s sensitive) and how to prepare and hold a conversation that is critical to performance. Step-by-step models will be taught that can be used right away.

Learning Objectives: To solve many organizational and relationship issues by learning how to talk to anybody about anything, to become a more honest and confident communicator, to reduce the stress that comes from what’s left unsaid.

Tues May 8, 2012 | 9-11:00 AM | 226 Main

GRCC in the News – 4/27/12

CIA’s Durfee heading to ‘World Cup’ for pastry chefs
SASHA PAULSEN | Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 12:00 am | Napa Valley Register

For months, Stephen Durfee has been working in a back room at the CIA on a top secret project. His objective: world domination. His weapon: chocolate. This is, after all, St. Helena’s CIA, the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. […] He was assigned an assistant, a recent graduate from the Grand Rapids community college culinary program. “He did everything I asked him but he was not an experienced pastry chef,” Durfee said. “I think it was part of the test to see how well we performed under pressure.”  (More)