The Fall Cider & Donuts Staff Development Open House this Wednesday October 24 in the White Hall Dining and Sitting room on the DeVos Campus. This is an open house for all staff and faculty. So come between 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. for some cider, donuts and snacks! We can’t wait to see you!
GRCC ESPs would like to welcome Karen TenBroeke to the college. Karen is an ESP at the Byron Center Regional Site after having worked there as a student worker several years ago. She plans on working toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in the near future. In her spare time Karen enjoys spending time with her three children, hiking, backpacking, camping, photography, and reading. She is very happy to be working at GRCC and looks forward to meeting and getting to know everyone.
Stop by the Benefits Fair Today, Tuesday, Oct.23 from 11a.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.
- $150 APPLE GIFT CARD FROM GALLAGHER BENEFIT SERVICES
- DUFFEL BAG FILLED WITH PRIZES FROM PRIORITY HEALTH
- 2 -$50 GIFT CARDS FROM NATIONAL INSURANCE SERVICES
- 6-$25 GAS CARDS FROM MEEMIC
- GIFT CARDS FROM FLEX ADMINISTRATORS
- $50 VISA CARD FROM LAKE MICHIGAN CREDIT UNION
- $25 GAS CARD FROM HORACE MANN
- 5-$25 GIFT CARDS FROM GRCC BOOK STORE
- IPAD 3 FROM MESSA
The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics Department will host its second monthly Mathematics Seminar of the 2012-2013 academic year on Tuesday, October 23, 3:00 – 4:00 PM in 109 Cook. Pop and cookies will be served at 2:45 PM. Our speaker will be GRCC Mathematics Adjunct Instructor and Professional Tutor Kelly Rozin. The talk will be accessible to a wide audience and has the potential to promote significant discussion amongst students and faculty.
Students, faculty, and staff may visit the Gerald R. Ford museum and other participating Grand Rapids’ museums (Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts) for free using their RaiderCard as part of the GO! See GR campaign at any time during the semester.
Faculty and staff are particularly encouraged to attend the Night at the Ford Museum, November 8, 2012, from 6-9 p.m., because at this event only, GRCC attendees may bring an unlimited number of guests with them for free and some light refreshments will be provided for free as well! During this event, the museum will be closed to the public. The featured exhibit during this event is, Pro Football and the American Spirit, an exhibit that features stories from pro football players who have served in our armed forces.
Please encourage students to attend! Parking is free at the Gerald R. Ford Museum.
The following policies were recently approved by Cabinet or AGC:
- 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
- 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.
The Wellness Department will be hosting YogaFit Level 1 Instructor Certification right here on campus March 23 & 24, 2013! If you have ever thought about teaching Yoga, now is your chance to get the skills and knowledge to lead a safe and effective class. This certification is open to anyone; faculty, staff, students, and the community! You can register at www.yogafit.com, or e-mail Jodi Gee for more questions, email@example.com.
Tim Skubick will be on campus presenting a Skubick Town Hall on the 2012 election. This event will be held in Sneden Hall in the multi-purpose room (Room 108). This event will be open to all staff, the student body, and our community.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will end at 8:30 p.m.