Archive for March 2, 2018

GRCC In the News, 3-2-18

March 2, 2018

96 GRCC Students Receive First Spectrum Health Care Professionals Education Scholarships

March 1, 2018; (occupational therapists publication)

Grand Rapids Community College and Spectrum Health will celebrate the first recipients of a new scholarship with a special program today.

GRCC Strategic Plan

March 2, 2018

GRCC, like all other higher education institutions, is required by the Higher Learning Commission to engage in a comprehensive strategic planning process. Our plan is framed by five strategic goals announced by President Bill Pink last August. The planning process that produced this draft began last fall with a survey completed by 904 faculty and staff members, community members and students outlining their priorities for the new plan. The Strategic Leadership Team then worked from September to February to craft these priorities into a set of action projects with indicators of success that will lead to accomplishment of the strategic goals. The November and January team meetings were augmented with additional GRCC faculty, staff, students and community members to widen the participation in the planning process.

The draft available today is the next step in meeting the requirement to deliver a plan to the Board of Trustees in June 2018. We are seeking input from GRCC faculty and staff, students, and community members. Please take the time to review the draft and provide your feedback. The SLT will review all comments at our March 16 meeting.

Sabbatical applications due March 8, 2018

March 2, 2018

All full-time faculty members with at least six years of service are eligible to apply for a Sabbatical leave for 2018-2019. More information is available online.

IIPD Grant Applications are due on March 16, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

March 2, 2018

The deadline for the submission of grant applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grants program is 4:30 p.m., March 16, 2018. Information about how to apply for an IIPD grant can be found on the Grants Department webpage. Please note that applications must include a Dean’s and Department Head/Program Director Approval Form, a Budget Form, and budget documentation. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Judith Larsen, Director of Grants and Resource Development Department, at 234-3910 or Good luck!