Changes made to policies

A summary of recent changes to several college policies:

11.2 Personal Information Privacy Policy: Eliminate

  • Recommendation is to eliminate as no longer necessary
  • We have separate guidance around HIPPA that did not exist when the policy was first drafted
  • Most of this policy is covered in the more current IT Policy 15.1 regarding Personally Identifiable Information

11.12 Budget Adoption: Eliminate

  • Recommendation is to eliminate as this is not necessary as a college policy. We do not hold people accountable for “violations”
  • Budget adoption is covered by State law. The internal processes to meet state requirements may vary from year to year.
  • The policy will be converted to a work instruction for reference by finance personnel.

11.21 Enterprise Print Management: Eliminate

  •  Eliminate and replace with departmental guidelines
  • The policy provides guidance to staff using enterprise print management services, but we do not hold people accountable for “violations”
  • Enterprise Print Management services change and require frequent updates. Guidelines are more appropriate to suit the purpose of the EPM system than a GRCC policy.

3.2 Non Discrimination on the Basis of Disability: New  3-2_non-discrimination_on_basis_of_disability

  • Robust policy statement detailing GRCC’s commitment to nondiscrimination in all programs, services or activities offered by the college including employment opportunities.
  • Clear statement prohibiting retaliation against individuals who file complaints against the institution, exercise their rights under the ADA or Section 504 or participate in an investigation.
  • Includes definitions for Complaint, Disability, Major Life Activity, Essential Abilities and Technical Standards, Essential & Marginal Functions and Qualified Individual with a Disability.
  • Includes Procedures for Accommodation (Student/Faculty & Staff) and Complaints (Student/Faculty & Staff)
  • Links to applicable policies and forms

11.8 Investment Policy: Revised 11-8_investment

  • Eliminated requirement for written approval from the Vice President of Finance and Administration for other wire activity in excess of $4,000,000.

Congratulations to our four GRCC Biology Students!

Three GRCC Biology students were awarded Undergraduate Research Grants for the Environment (URGE) at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute (PCCI), namely, Jim Jensen, Lindsey Cnossen, and Melena Grady. Their faculty mentors will be professors Pam Laureto and Matt Douglas. These students will be working on various research projects at PCCI for a 12-week period over the summer. A fourth GRCC Biology student, Cassie Ruso, is the first ever community college student to be awarded the Gordon Art Fellowship at PCCI. She will be working on a 10-week project that integrates both art and science and professor Paul Krieger will be serving as her mentor.

For more details, please see this link:

Exam Cram for Winter 2014 Semester

Yes, it’s time for Exam Cram! What is Exam Cram? Think extended quiet study hours in the library, smiling tutors and librarians, along with beverages and snacks to keep study strength up and stress levels down!

* Faculty and staff, please share this news with students.

Winter 2014 Exam Cram will be held:

  • Sat. 4/26/2014 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sun. 4/27/2014 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Exam Cram is co-sponsored by Academic Support, Campus Activities and Library & Learning Commons. There will be librarians and tutors in multiple subject areas available during Exam Cram hours. Please park in the Bostwick (Main) parking lot. No registration required. Tutoring subjects may be limited. See our SubjectGuide for more information on this event!