CCSSE response to ranking and news coverage

The Center for Community College Student Engagement responded to the article, saying “’s rankings in large part were created through misuse of data from the CCSSE website that were combined with other data likely from different time frames…There are so many things about this approach that are statistically inappropriate that it is impossible to overstate how spurious the results really are.” Read the full article in this link, click here.

Staff Development offering mindfulness based stress reduction meditation

What is mindfulness?
According to Mayo Clinic “Mindfulness is the act of being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling at every moment — without interpretation or judgment.

Spending too much time planning, problem-solving, daydreaming, or thinking negative or random thoughts can be draining. It can also make you more likely to experience stress, anxiety and symptoms of depression. Practicing mindfulness exercises, on the other hand, can help you direct your attention away from this kind of thinking and engage with the world around you.”

What are the benefits of mindfulness exercises?

Practicing mindfulness exercises can have many possible benefits, including:
  • Reduced stress, anxiety and depression
  • Less negative thinking and distraction
  • Improved mood
Drop in classes – all are welcome
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Wednesdays 12:15-12:45 starting September 2
Cook Room 427
We will always follow a format of welcome, ground rules and a brief guide and or tools of meditation followed by meditation.  
Questions – please email or call Julie Otte x3490

GRCC Online sale ends September 3

Grand Rapids Community College Online Sale will be ending today, September 3 at 7 pm. This sale may feature retired College technology and resources including laptops, desktops, monitors, electronics, lost & found items, and many others! A specific inventory listing will be available the day of the sale.

The online sale may be accessed by visiting GRCC’s Online Store Please keep in mind that no inventory will be displayed until July 23 at 7 am. For more information please visit GRCC’s Purchasing Department website


Grand Rapids Community College does not guarantee complete sets. All items will be sold as is. Inventory must be picked up the following day of the sale. Purchased items must be removed from the college campus within two weeks from date of sale as indicated above (by appt).

25Live replaces CWEST – Training scheduled for space requesters

25Live is now the fully web-based new face of R25!
The IT project team has been working diligently behind the scenes to transition the GRCC community gently to 25Live, and now have a request for all event space requesters. They ask that you stop using the CWEST Space Request, and move to exclusive use of the 25Live interface.
Please be aware that CWEST goes away on September 30th, and all scheduling information will only be found in 25Live. That being said, it is imperative that you become familiar with the new format to ensure a seamless transition to the new software.  Staff Development has added seven 25Live Requester Training workshops to its schedule, with dates and times as follows:
  • Thu Sept 10 from 9:00-10:30 AM in Room 220, ATC
  • Tue Sept 15 from 9:00-10:30 AM in Room 220 ATC
  • Wed Sept 16 from 9:00-10:30 AM in Room 525 Cook Hall
  • Thu Sept 17 from 9:00-10:30 AM in Room 525 Cook Hall
  • Tue Sept 22 from 9:00-10:30 AM in Room 351 Main
  • Wed Sept 23 from 9:00-10:30 AM in Room 525 Cook Hall
  • Thu Sept 24 from 9:00-10:30 AM in Room 217 ATC
Please register online to attend one of the training sessions at or call Staff Development at ext. 4285.