Last night, Grand Rapids Community College welcomed Honors Graduate and acclaimed poet Carmen Bugan to campus for a free public event that included readings from her award winning non-fiction book, Burying the Typewriter.
John Doane’s Construction Trades class has partnered with the Home Builder’s Association, and Home Repair Services for the past two years to build a wheelchair ramp for a needy family in Grand Rapids. All of the materials are donated by local businesses and the labor is provided by volunteers. This particular ramp was built for a elderly man on the Northwest side of Grand Rapids. The students were on this particular project for 4 days.
The West Michigan Presidents’Compact Committee Conference is presenting a program “Inclusive Communities: Advancing Effective Inclusion Strategies in the Higher Education” on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Robert W. Sneden Center on Davenport University, 6191 Kraft Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI.
This annual regional conference is open to college and university faculty, staff, administrators, and students. The conference features a series of panels and plenary speakers which address issues surrounding inclusive communities, pedagogy, and current diversity related scholarship.
On Wednesday, October 10th from 8:30 – 10 AM, DLIT will host a “Donuts and Distance Learning & Blackboard and Bagels” morning and all faculty are invited! The theme for this session is around providing an opportunity for gathering feedback from faculty on how we can improve the College’s distance learning program, online courses, and the Blackboard system at GRCC.
When: Wednesday, October 10 from 8:30 to 10 AM
Where: White Hall Reading Room, Sneden Campus
Also, be sure to keep up-to-date with the latest distance learning and instructional technology information by reading the DLIT newsletter that is sent out via email once a month. In case you missed one, the archives are available here: http://www.grcc.edu/dlitnewsletter
If you can’t make it to the donuts event but have a suggestion or feedback for improving the core teaching & learning tools in Blackboard and/or to accelerate innovation to advance teaching and learning, please reply to the email or send us a note to: email@example.com
At this donut event, we provide the rounds, and you arrive to enjoy, discuss, ask questions, share stories, and learn more about distance learning and Blackboard at GRCC! See you in a few weeks.