Team Leadership Training Today 5/22/12

All formal and informal leaders of teams at GRCC are invited to attend the ‘Team Leadership’ session being presented this afternoon by Zoe Carmichael. It’s not too late to take advantage of this opportunity! No need to register online. Simply call Tatiana or Jennifer at ext. 4285 to reserve one of the seven available seats.

Team Leadership
Tues May 22, 2012 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM | 214 Sneden Hall

Team roles, processes, and effectiveness are explored. Best practices for team leadership are presented. Diagnostic tools for teamwork and team effectiveness are completed.

Learning Objectives:

  • —  Understand your role as a team leader
  • —  Manage essential teamwork processes and roles
  • —  Utilize best practices for leading teams
  • —  Examine the effectiveness of your team

Dual Enrollment Policy Updated

Dual Enrollment Policy Changes:

  • Changed policy title from “Early College” to” Dual Enrollment” to accomplish alignment with the state legislative terminology.
  • The list of courses available for Dual Enrolled students were removed from the policy and replaced with a link. This provides easier access and ability to keep the course listing current.
  • The application fee references were removed from the procedure section to reflect the current no fee application practice.
  • Application deadlines were corrected to reflect current practice

To view the full policy, go here.

GRCC in the News – 5/22/12

See how GRCC rated President Steven Ender’s performance
Published: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 8:30 AM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College has thrived under President Steven Ender’s leadership and is meeting goals ranging from academic performance to community outreach. That was the opinion of the college’s board of trustees, which on Monday released its annual evaluation of Ender.  (More)

GRCC increases student fees, considers future bond proposal to help fund campus repairs
Published: Monday, May 21, 2012, 7:58 PM | Grand Rapids Press | By Brian McVicar

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — In an attempt to help fund repairs for its aging campus, Grand Rapids Community College will now begin charging full-time students a $100 per-semester facilities fee.  (More)

GRCC $98.6 million millage loss, campaigners could have done more
by Emberly Vick (emberlyvick) on Monday May 21st, 2012 03:56pm | The Rapidian

Neither luck nor charm responded to GRCC’s third attempt to attract favorable voters to the polls. The college experienced its third consecutive campaign loss since 2007, a $98.6 million-bond proposal, in a defeat on May 8th. Potential funding, which would have been committed to campus renovations and repairs, was expected to cost the average taxpayer an annual $26 for the next twenty years. The proposal was desisted by more than a 6,500 difference in the voting polls, by far the most disparaging contrast for a GRCC millage campaign to date.  (More)

Juco World Series field set
May 22, 2012 | Enid News and Eagle

Heartland Community College, Ill., defeated Parkland Community College, Ill. 3-0 Monday in the rain-delayed Midwest region finals to grab the final spot in the 10-team 2012 National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association Division 2 World Series. […] Western Oklahoma (44-15) will open defense of its World Series title against North region representative Grand Rapids Community College, Mich. (39-22) at 7 p.m. Saturday.  (More)

Zeeland parents, community react to plagiarism by superintendent Dave Barry
By LISA ERMAK | The Holland Sentinel | Posted May 21, 2012 @ 10:20 PM

Zeeland — Zeeland superintendent Dave Barry came under fire by parents and community members at a board meeting Monday evening following a plagiarism incident last week in which he took the work of education blogger Mike Rutherford and claimed it as his own in a district employee newsletter. […] Laura Courtright also spoke out and talked about her job teaching freshman English composition at Grand Rapids Community College. (More)

How the Campus Crumbles: Colleges Face Challenges From Deferred Maintenance
By Scott Carlson | Chronicle of Higher Education | May 20, 2012

If there is one thing Steven C. Ender wants you to understand about the money he needs to fix up Grand Rapids Community College, it’s this: “This is not about new carpet.” Mr. Ender, the college’s president, can tick off the $2-million in repairs needed in the applied-technology center alone: Fire alarms, $21,000. Emergency lighting, $17,000. Roof exhaust fans, $130,000. Air-volume boxes, used for cooling, $931,000. And so on—with the most pressing needs totaling about $36-million across the campus, which was built mostly in the 1960s and 70s.  (More)