GRCC policy highlights

Acceptable Use of Technology Policy Highlights

  • “This policy is not intended to abridge academic freedom or the constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech or freedom of expression.”
  • New revision date and change in revision cycle from two years to four years.

Acceptable Use Agreement Highlights revised to read as follows:

  • “All users accessing GRCCnet as well as the Internet are responsible for adhering to codes of conduct, rules, laws and regulations governing the use of computer and telecommunication resources.  Examples include but not limited to laws of libel, privacy, copyright, trademark, obscenity, child pornography, the Electronic Communication Privacy Act and the computer Fraud and Abuse Act.”
  • Simplified to reduce redundancy throughout.
  • Added: “This policy is not intended to abridge academic freedom or the constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech or freedom of expression.”
  • Changed the “Acceptance and Acknowledgement” to: “I understand that any violation of this agreement will result in disciplinary action which may include but is not limited to the following: written discipline, revocation of the user’s accounts, termination of employment, suspension, or expulsion from GRCC and/or legal action taken by GRCC. Permanent revocations may result from recommendations by the Information Technology department of GRCC or other authorities which may be called upon to investigate computer and/or network abuse. Disciplinary action, as documented in GRCC Policies and Procedures and the GRCC Student Code of Conduct, will be determined solely by GRCC according to the nature of the violation.”


GRCC In the News, 4-9-13

Two-neck guitar player Mark Kroos comes to Grand Rapids Community College

April 4, 2013; MLive

Several guitar players play a two-neck guitar, but not many play both necks at the same time. Mark Kroos does, and he will be doing his thing during a concert at the Grand Rapids Community College Music Center on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Ferris State to tout new molecular diagnostics lab in ribbon-cutting ceremony

April 8, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Ferris State University is hosting a grand opening Thursday for its molecular diagnostics lab on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College.

GRCCePRINT introduces new ordering system

Did You Know…

GRCCePRINT has implemented new technology and is in the process of eliminating the old “quick copy codes,” the grccEprint order submission and PSeprint ordering. This means those who are currently ordering through the quick copy form or the PSeprint and grccEprint to start thinking about the transition to our new system. All of our online ordering instructional videos from how to register, placing an order and looking up current and past orders are located on the right hand side of our web page under “Links.” If you would like someone to attend any of your staff meetings to go over the process and show your staff how to use the system, please contact Danelle Sedore at to arrange a schedule.

GRCC, Blandford team up for eco-fitness class

GRCC is partnering with Blandford Nature Center in an eco-fitness wellness offering! It’s time to get outside, exercise in beautiful natural spaces, be healthy and active OUTSIDE of a traditional gym setting.

The class meets once per week for 6 weeks starting Thursday April 25th. The class time is 6:00-7:30 pm.

The class takes place at Blandford Nature Center, using the trails, farm lawn and schoolyard lawn. The length of the class is approximately 90 minutes.

Early sign up – $40.00 (until April 18) Checks made out to Blandford Nature Center

Late sign up – $60.00 (April 19-25) Checks made out to Blandford Nature Center

You can sign up or get more information by contacting Julie Otte (x3490) or

Reception on April 10, 2013, for Student Exhibition

student exhibit 2013The GRCC Paul Collins Art Gallery is proud to announce the Student Exhibition as this exhibit showcases the artwork of our very talented Visual Arts students.
The show runs from April 2nd through April 19th.

We also want to extend an invitation to you to join us at the Opening Reception this week on Wednesday, April 10th from 5:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M.

Our Visual Art Instructors and their students sincerely appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you there!

Exercise your brain with Math Awareness Month contest

April is Math Awareness Month! All GRCC students and staff are welcome to enter the Math Awareness Month Contest.  You can click on the link below, pick up a copy from the Math Tutoring Lab on the first floor of Cook, or contact Professor Nancy Forrest at Contest entries should be returned to the Math Tutoring Lab or Professor Forrest by 2 p.m. April 19.

Math Awareness Month Contest 2013

Information session on Healthcare Programs scheduled for April 15, 2013

You can learn about GRCC’s Healthcare Programs and get your questions answered at an information session at noon to 1 p.m. April 15, 2013, at Tassell M-TEC.

Health Certification Programs that will be covered in this information session are:

All information sessions are free, and you are under no obligation to enroll in a course when you attend these sessions. To register, click here.

Center for Teaching Excellence Hosting Sabbatical Session on Friday

This Friday (April 12), the Center for Teaching Excellence will be hosting a session on sabbaticals at GRCC. This session will focus on an overview of the sabbatical process (planning, reporting, funding, and reflections from former sabbatical recipients). After this session, you will have a clear understanding of the process and be able to identify 2-3 areas worthy of a sabbatical study. The session will be interactive and somewhat informal. It is targeted to full-time faculty and will be led by members of the sabbatical committee.

The session will be held in 347 Main from 9:00-10:00. You can register for the session at, and can see a full calendar of Center for Teaching Excellence events at

 If you have any questions or have problems registering, contact us at Register now, as space in each session is limited.

Thanks, and we hope to see you in the CTE!

Not Your Grandparent’s Retirement: Planning Now for the Future You Want

This four-part series is designed for those who wish to explore and prepare for the future that they want in retirement. Whether a “traditional” or “non-traditional” retirement is desired, our program will help you prepare for this significant life transition. Please register for any, or all, of the sessions online at or call Staff Development at ext. 4285.

SESSION 1: PREPARING FOR LIFE TRANSITIONS RATHER THAN RETIREMENT. This session, featuring Paul Phifer, career and life direction specialist, will explore life stages, transitions, priorities and lifestyle issues, as well as traditional verses holistic approaches to retirement.

Tue May 21, 2013

10 AM – 12 PM

Room 124 ATC

SESSION 2 CONFIRMING, RESTORING OR ESTABLISHING DIRECTION THAT MOTIVATES. In this highly interactive session – featuring Paul Phifer, career and life direction specialist- you will be guided through several self-assessment activities designed to clarify your values, interests and skills in preparation for the future you want.

Tue May 28, 2013

10 AM – 12 PM

Room 124 ATC

SESSION 3: EXPLORING IMPACT ISSUES. This session, led by educational gerontologist, Mike Faber, will help you explore a wide range of potential barriers that you will need to overcome in order for you to stay “on track.” These include aging-related health/wellness, caregiving, loneliness/relationships, discrimination, lack of purpose, spirituality, loss of self-esteem, fear, crime/safety, purposeful activities, civic engagement/giving back, societal expectations/trends, change, work (both paid and unpaid), and more.

Tue Jun 4, 2013

10 AM – 12 PM

Room 124 ATC

SESSION 4: FINANCIAL PREPAREDNESS. This session, led by Jeffrey Noeker, Area Investment Manager for Fifth Third Securities, licensed since 1993, will give you a broad overview of financial issues that you may encounter before and during your retirement. These include borrowing basics, investing basics, pensions, social security, 401Ks, traditional IRAs, insurance, financial planning and more.

Tue Jun 11, 2013

10 AM – 12 PM

Room 124 ATC