My Degree Path Coming 10/15/12

Have your students ever wondered:
What classes do I still need to graduate?
What if I change my major?
How do I plan what courses to take next semester?

Introducing, a tool to help students stay on a clear path to graduation!  Starting October 15 they will be able to log into their Online Student Center accounts and access this tool.
My Degree Path is a web-based tool designed to help you stay on a clear path to graduation.   It enables students and advisers to review coursework – past, present, and future – and evaluate which degree requirements are completed and which remain.

My Degree Path will:

  • Provide real-time advice, 24/7
  • Outline a path to graduation for a specific GRCC program
  • Allow for the creation of semester by semester degree plan
  • Provide self-service capabilities
  • Allow exploration of other GRCC programs (what if)
  • Allow direct access to multiple related services and advice

More information available at

GRCC Raider Golf Team Finishes Third at Taylor Invite

Congratulations to the GRCC Raider Golf Team as they ended their fall season with another great tournament, finishing third in the sixteen team Taylor Invite held at Egypt Valley Country Club.  The Raiders were the only community college in the field.  Also congratulations to Kory Roberts who finished in a tie for second among the more than 100 players in the tournament.  This was Kory’s second consecutive top two finish in the past week.


Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People

The English Department is hosting “Who Cares? Why Bother? Real Writing for Real People” on Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 25.  At this event, you will earn how writing relates to your future career, goals and interests.  The workshop presenters come from a variety of backgrounds, and you will walk away with knowledge and tools that support your professional and academic success. Check out  for the full schedule and workshop descriptions.  This event is free and open to all GRCC students and faculty.

IIPD Grant Applications Due Today 10-12-12

The deadline for submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) program is today at 4:30 p.m.  The IIPD Application Packet and Guidelines are available in the Professional Development section of the Grants Office website at Please note: All applications should be delivered to the new location of the Grants and Resource Development Office at Room 137, Calkins Science Center.  If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director of Grants and Resource Development at 234-3910 or at

Microsoft Endpoint (SCCM) Upgrade Deadline is Monday 10-15-12

Starting Monday October15th Microsoft Endpoint (SCCM) will automatically be installed on any computer still running Symantec Endpoint protection. You still have time to do this yourself from the Application Explorer on your Desktop, though you must be on a GRCC Network for this to work. Anyone still needing to be upgraded but is not regularly on campus please take the time to do this while you are here at GRCC or contact to schedule an appointment. Starting Monday, any computers that have not been upgraded will be done automatically.

What this means to you…
This upgrade will improve the performance of computers by limiting the amount of system resources that the anti-virus software uses. This means that, even though your computer is protected and being scanned for infections, you should no longer notice performance issues related to these scans. This upgrade also allows for enhanced reporting, which will allow the IT team to respond to infections more quickly and effectively.

Install Microsoft Endpoint (SCCM) at any time from the Application Explorer folder on your computer’s desktop.
During this installation, there will be no progress bar or any other windows displayed. You may receive alerts from the computers Action Center saying that your computer is unprotected. Ignore these warnings; they will go away once the installation is completed.

If you need further assistance, experience any problems during the installation, or end up with both Symantec and Microsoft Endpoint Protection on your computer, please contact IT Customer Support at 234-4357 or email with details.