GRCC In the News, 11-8-13

College Application Week activities promote college opportunities

Nov. 8, 2013; Sentinel-Standard (Ionia County)

At Ionia High School, students have been working on college and scholarship applications in an attempt to become more prepared for their post-high school lives.

… On Thursday, representatives from Lansing Community College, Montcalm Community College and Grand Rapids Community College were at Ionia High School to assist students in filling out applications to their institutions and to answer questions regarding college.

Advanced Manufacturing classes set for November

GRCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Series is an introduction or update for those in manufacturing or interested in manufacturing. You may take one workshop or a combination of workshops.

Upcoming courses include:

  • Statistical Process Control – SPC I, 8 a.m. to noon on November 13, 2013. To register, click here.
  • Statistical Process Control – SPC II, 8 a.m. to noon on November 20. To register, click here.
  • ISO 13485 Internal Auditor, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. February 17 to 19, 2014. To register, click here.
  • AS 9100 Internal Auditor, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 to 12. To register, click here.

Staff Development Learning Opportunities for the week of Nov. 11-15

All of our workshops are open to any staff or faculty member (full-time or adjunct) at GRCC. Please register online at or call Staff Development at ext. 4285.

Generational Diversity in the Workplace

Tuesday November 12th from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM in the Diversity Learning Center, Room 122 LRC

Never before have we had four generations of people together in the workplace. Because of this shift in employee demographics, the need to create safe places to discuss generational differences is vital. Essential to the Generational Diversity in the Workplace workshop are interactive activities, videos and small group dialogue exploring the relationship between different generations. Participants will: Understand the formative years of each generation and their core values; Use this information to connect and work with different generations; Offer strategies for effective cross generational communication.

Bias Incident Protocol Training

Tuesday, November 12th from 3:30-5:00 PM in Room 1008A Seidman Building, GVSU Pew Campus in GR

What is a biased incident? Do they happen at GRCC or GVSU? What do I do if I experience or witness one? The Team Against Bias (TAB) is a diverse group of faculty, staff and students at GVSU. The group was created to review information regarding bias incidents and implement strategies to educate and engage the campus community. TAB is committed to making certain that all faculty, staff and students know what a bias incident is and how to use their protocol for reporting such incidents. This training is both interactive and practical. This workshop presented by Members of the GVSU Team Against Bias.

Safety & Security on Campus

Tuesday, November 12th from 10-11:30 AM in Room 204 Sneden

Appropriate reactions to campus emergencies are presented, including a wide range of emergency scenarios. Practical tools for reacting in the case of emergencies are shared. This session is highly recommended for newer employees or anyone who has not taken the opportunity to participate in the past.

A2: Why We Can’t Wait: Compliance and Accessibility

Wednesday, November 13th from 3:15-4:15 PM in Room 103 Sneden

*Accessibility Advocates workshop training *  Through the lens of social justice and the words of Civil Rights Activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the father of the Disability Rights Movement, Ed Roberts, this session will establish and motivate a pro-active spirit in making course content, classrooms and the campus environment accessible for all individuals regardless of ability level or diagnosis.

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the history of oppression with regards to ability level and the disability rights movement
  • Learn the difference between retroactive and pro-active accommodation
  • Know the clearly defined difference between being compliant and being accessible

What Daddies Do Best

Thursday, November 14th from 12-1 PM in Room 2264, Kirkhof Center, GVSU Allendale campus

Like football, fatherhood is about winning. But it’s more than just scoring points. It’s about winning the hearts and minds of your children and leaving a rich legacy of love for future generations. This group of GVSU and GRCC dads meets twice a semester to talk about topics related to fatherhood. It’s facilitated by Sharalle Arnold, director of the Children’s Enrichment Center, and Sue Sloop, Work Life Consultant.