Archive for May 18, 2017

Pine Rest offers free online counseling

May 18, 2017

Many people prefer to sit face-to-face with their counselor. Many prefer the convenience and increased confidentiality of connecting online from their own home or office. Pine Rest now offers a team of specially trained and credentialed counselors to provide this service option. Research has shown that teletherapy is just as effective as traditional in-person therapy. Employees can schedule appointments the same way they schedule office-based sessions-by dialing 800-442-0809 or 616-455-6210 and stating their wish for the online EAP counseling option. The scheduling Call Center will also check insurance to make certain that if they wish to extend counseling past their free EAP sessions they will be covered.

Pine Rest now offers the option of EAP counseling via an online video connection! Many people prefer to sit face-to-face with their counselor. Many prefer the convenience and increase confidentiality of connecting online from their own home or office. Pine Rest now offers a team of specially trained and credentialed counselors to provide this service option. Research has shown that teletherapy is just as effective as traditional in-person therapy. Employees can schedule appointments the same way they schedule office-base sessions-by dialing 800-442-0809 or 616-455-6210- and starting their wish for the online EAP counseling option. The scheduling Call Center will also check insurance to make certain that if they wish to extend counseling past their free EAP sessions they will be covered. Appointment time? Just close the door. Free online counseling with licensed therapists now available. Your day is already hectic. With telehealth online video therapy, you can conveniently connect with a highly qualified, state-licensed and certified mental health professional without leaving the privacy of your home or office. Call today to learn more. An operator will answer any questions you have, verify that your computer or device can be used for telehealth and set up your first appointment. Contact us today. Available 24/7. Convenient. Confidential. Available for all adult household family members. 800-442-0809. Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. Employee Assistance Program. Church Assistance Program. School Assistance Program.

Congratulations to Jeff and Kate Vanderveen

May 18, 2017

At 8:08 a.m. May 16, Jeff Vanderveen, from Information Technology, and his wife, Kate, welcomed Thomas John Vanderveen into the world!

Mom and baby are doing great. Thomas weighed 8 lbs and is 21 inches long!

Thomas Vanderveen

Thomas Vanderveen

 

SLT Profile: Curriculum Operations Support Team

May 18, 2017

Curriculum operations support team members share a common goal of supporting the work of faculty and staff in order to offer quality courses and programs to GRCC students.

The team oversees the alignment, coordination, and/or implementation of curriculum operations, including the catalog and course and program development, revision and review. They also support all curriculum-related college action projects, department action plans and teaching and learning quality model reports.

Membership represents all of the offices that support student degree completion through curriculum development:

  • Sheila Jones, Katie Daniels, Matthew Novakoski and Debbie Dewent, Instructional Support
  • Valerie Butterfield, Registrar
  • Lynnae Selberg, Counseling and Career Center
  • Jennifer Batten and Chris Johnston, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Amy Koning, Julie Parks and Pam Miller, School of Workforce Development
  • Raynard Ross, Student Success and Retention Services
  • Eric Mullen, Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
  • Paul Doane, Financial Aid and Scholarships

In the past year the team implemented the following policies:

  • Substitutions and Waivers.
  • Graduation Requirements.
  • Industry Recognized Credentials and Test Credit.
  • Challenge Exams and PLA.

The team also assisted with the development of:

  • The 2017-18 GRCC college catalog.
  • A process for accelerated program development.
  • The revision of the curriculum model policy.
  • The curricular aspects of the guided pathways initiative.

Throughout the next year this team plans to continue to:

  • Implement curriculum-related policies as they are revised and approved through the academic governing council.
  • Support the guided pathways initiative.
  • Identify ways to ensure the smooth operations of curriculum processes.