Changes to student travel policy

Changes include the following:

  • Clarified the overall purpose as instructional operations
  • Defined the four types of college sponsored travel as it relates to instruction
  • Delineated this policy from risk management policies and procedures
  • Defined the ownership of the policy
  • Refined the policy to ensure that it supports Student Life activities that require travel
  • Created procedures that centralize Study Away events

To see the policy, click here: 8-3_college_sponsored_student_travel-2

GRCC In the News, 6-20-14

GRCC’s Culinary School Named Among Top 20 in Country

June 19, 2014; The River 100.5

Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education has been named one of America’s Top 20 Culinary Schools by FSR magazine.

Rookie driver wins bet with dad, payout leads to checkered flag at Berlin Raceway

June 19, 2014; MLive

CEDAR SPRINGS — It’s a safe bet that Austin Hull’s father wont be making another bet with his son anytime soon.

… Here’s how Hull won the bet: He attended classes this year at Grand Rapids Community College and is pursuing an associate’s degree in automotive technology. He plans to keep the ride because his goal is to continue his education at either Ferris State University or the University of Northern Ohio once he finishes up at GRCC.

Changing Stereotypes Men Face

June 2014/Beacon (newsletter for the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children)

I have had the experience of being a male early childhood educator for the past fourteen years. During this time I have had the luxury of working with a diverse population of children and their families. These experiences have included rural, suburban, and urban environments. These have afforded me the opportunities to successfully identify and meet the educational needs of an ever-changing population.

My current position as a lab instructor at the Grand Rapids Community College Laboratory Preschool has, and continues to allow me, to seek further opportunities for children to extend their learning. In addition, the laboratory also provides college students, who enter our classrooms, a chance to gain practical experiences to become more successful educators. Working with students at this level also gives them the skills to more fully understand the developmental needs of the children. Furthermore, this shared responsibility of guiding students contributes to my responsibilities as a mentor, specifically for male teachers entering the field.

(Article written by Andrew Wolinski, from GRCC’s Laboratory Preschool.)

Next session of wellness classes starts June 30

Next week is the last week in our first summer session of wellness classes here at GRCC. It’s never too late to join us in moving more and increasing our general health. The next session starts on June 30 and runs through August 22.

Other than building up your thighs or toning your arms, exercise improves your mind: “Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory and learning. Even just 10 minutes changes your brain,” says psychiatrist and author John Ratey.

Onsite exercise classes that we have here at GRCC weekly are:

  • Yoga
  • Spinning
  • Spin and Sculpt
  • 30 minute express Bootcamp
  • Urban Eco Trek
  • Tae Kwon Do

You are always welcome to join and click here for more information.


Computer support technician class attends expo

Moss Ingram took students in his computer support technician class to the one-day Trivalent Solutions Group Expo at Calvin College. Keynote presenters at the event were Ben Tyson, from Google, and Lance J. Richards, of Kelly Services. In addition to attending break-out sessions, students had the chance to speak with representatives from Microsoft, Google and other Fortune 100 companies, as well as IT leaders from local employers.

One student perfectly summed up the experience: “Now I understand why we spend so much time learning about business in our computer class.”

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