New and Updated GRCC Policies

The following policies were recently approved by Cabinet or AGC:

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Policy  (new)

  • This is a new policy developed because GRCC faculty and staff  have increasing contacts with minors through our Middle College program and other GRCC programs and services.
  • State law defines “mandated reporters” of abuse and neglect. This policy will require all faculty and staff to report suspected abuse.
  • Provides contact information for making reports.
  • Provides information on how to identify abuse and neglect

Personally Identifiable Information Policy (PII) (New)

  • This is a new policy that has been developed to reduce risk when handling confidential data
  • Provides students and employees and contractors with information on how to avoid risky business practices when working with PII
  • Policy supports compliance with PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FERPA and GLBA
  • Policy defines public and protected PII
  • Encourages identification and modification of current risky business practices with help from the Information Security Department
  • This will be the first policy in a new policy section:  Information Technology

Freedom of Information Act Policy (revised)

  • Corrected format
  • Clarified language throughout policy
  • Moved paragraph regarding cooperation with federal agencies from Section IV Entities Affected by this Policy to Section XI Procedures

Prior Learning Assessment Policy

  • Recognize respect for skills and knowledge acquired outside traditional classroom settings
  • Award academic credit for college level learning which leads to degrees
  • Comply with Higher Learning Commission Criteria: Academic Programs-Quality, Resources and Support (3-1.g)

The new policies have been added to the website.

Principles of Physical Education Class Do Service Learning At Campus and Coit Elementary

PE 184- Principles of Physical Education Class Fall 2012  Academic Service Learning Projects with Professor Melanie Schiele Gady: Reinforcing the importance of education.

GRCC students who worked at Coit Elementary were in charge of Recess. Each student had to develop a recess lesson plan and teach the lesson during their assigned recess time.  The GRCC students then headed back in to the classrooms of Mrs. Hamil, Mrs. Herman, and Mrs. Dewy and assisted the elementary students in reading, writing, 1:1 tutoring, and assisting the classroom teacher.  GRCC students were at Coit each Thursday from 12:30 to 2:00. GRCC students that worked at Campus Elementary taught a recess lesson plan each week and then tutored students 1:1 through schools of hope.  They were with the Campus Students each week on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:00.  Thank you to the Campus students and Mrs. Carter and Principal Colton.

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GRCC’s Career Coach Connects Students to Careers and Degrees

A new tool from Economic Modeling Specialists is now available on GRCC’s Web Site.  To access this tool, click on the Career Coach icon as it appears on our homepage or search “Career Coach” to find the GRCC Career Coach Information Page.  This user-friendly web-based tool allows students to get regional career information from the GRCC website. Career Coach markets careers and programs to students by providing valuable information on how wages, occupational trends and careers connect to education and training at GRCC.  Students can also create their own resumes with Resume Builder.

GRCC is launching Career Coach internally so that faculty and staff may share this valuable tool with students.  At the same time Institutional Research and Planning is asking for feedback on how to improve the tool.  In January, Career Coach will be offered to our external partners as a free career exploration tool.  Once students have a goal, they are much more likely to be successful in college.  Career Coach helps to solidify that goal.  Contact Mark Champion, Information Analyst, Institutional Research and Planning for more information.

Benefits Fair 10/23/2012

Stop by the Benefits Fair Tuesday, Oct.23 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the ATC building, rooms 120,122,124. Get answers to your health care questions direct from the vendors. Annuity Vendors will be available to answer your 403b questions and/or get you set up to save for your future. A pre-paid legal benefit provider is available to help you sign up for prepaid legal services, you never know when you night need this! Flex Administrators will be there to help you answer questions on FSA and DCA. LMCU will be there with homemade cookies and many services offered from the credit union. Aflac and Mebs will be there to discuss voluntary benefit options. We will have many more vendors in addition to these listed.

Stop by the Benefit Fair to make sure you are maximizing your benefits! You don’t want to miss out! In an effort to increase participation our vendors have amped up their prizes this year!