GRCC In the News, 7-16-13

Bert Bleke named chair of GRCC board; urges trustees to express differences constructively

July 15, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Following his appointment as chair of Grand Rapids Community College’s Board of Trustees Monday night, Bert Bleke told board members that they — including himself — should reflect on how they can disagree in a more constructive manner.

GRCC launches Brain Games Club for elderly residents

July 15, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is launching a club to help elderly residents exercise their brain.

GVSU signs reverse transfer agreement with Glen Oaks Community College

July 15, 2013; MLive

ALLENDALE, MI – Grand Valley State University has signed a reverse transfer agreement with Glen Oaks Community College.

… GVSU has similar arrangements in place with more than a dozen community colleges throughout Michigan, including Grand Rapids Community College and West Shore Community College near Ludington.

Actors’ Theatre moves to second space for two summer shows

July 15, 2013; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Summer is the time for new adventures, traveling to new places, tasting new foods, trying new activities.

… Actors Theatre is built upon a partnership with Grand Rapids Community College and has always performed in the college’s Spectrum Theater. During the summers, however, Spectrums main stage is being used by Heritage Theatre Group and Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids. The theater has a black box space in an upstairs classroom, but it accommodates about half the audience of the 70-seat Dog Story space.

Heat closes fieldhouse on July 16 and 17

This is for those who make use of the Ford Fieldhouse fitness and recreational facilities. Due to excessive and dangerous heat and humidify levels within the Ford Fieldhouse, the decision has been made to close the entire facility through at least Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Decisions concerning Thursday and Friday operation will be made at a later time. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Understand Copyright Law – The Library Can Help

Under GRCC policy, all employees must comply with copyright law.

The most straightforward way to guarantee compliance is to obtain a copyright holder’s written permission. When duplication services are needed for classroom use, instructors should be prepared to clearly demonstrate permission for things like pages from Instructor Manuals and Test Banks, copies of media, and online sources. At the discretion of Media Services or Print Solutions, further proof of permission may be required.

Anyone who disregards copyright does so at their own risk, assuming all liability, including criminal penalty as defined in Title 17 of the U.S. Code. Normally, this is not a matter involving the GRCC Legal Office.

Fair Use

There is no simple test to determine fair use; only the courts can authoritatively determine fair use. Section 107 of the Copyright Act sets forth four considerations to help you judge fair use.

  1. The purpose and character of use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work
  3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work

How the Library & Learning Commons (LLC) can help

Department liaison librarians can help you verify citations and help determine a copyright owner. They will show you how to create online linking solutions that are copyright compliant, and they can guide you through the process of obtaining your copyright clearance online.

Earn continuing education credits with online courses

Grand Rapids Community College offers Michigan teachers and educational professionals the opportunity to earn state continuing education clock hours online through a partnership with Cengage Learning’s Ed2Go.

Sharpen your skills, or learn new ones any time of the day or night. You can complete any course entirely from your home or office. Earn state continuing education clock hours online with our instructor-facilitated online courses specifically designed for teachers!  Choose from more than 45 courses already approved by the state!

To register, click here.

RaiderFlix to become yearlong series

After a pilot semester, the Campus Activities Board is proud to announce we are making our movie events, called RaiderFlix, a yearlong programming series!

It’s time to select the lineup for RaiderFlix for the 2013-14 year!

In case you missed the last update, we will be showing “The Great Gatsby” on September 16 and “The Internship” on September 26!

Here is the link to the ballot:

Voting ends next Friday, July 19 at 5 pm.

Hurry and vote! Spread the link to any of your GRCC friends and co-workers!

Don’t forget we’re showing “Iron Man 3” at the Raider Rally on August 16 with showings at 11 am, 2:30 pm, and 5 pm!

Remember, RaiderFlix events are always free to GRCC students, faculty, and staff! Oh, and you get free popcorn too! 🙂

Please let me know if you have any questions!

– Ross
CAB RaiderFlix Coordinator