GRCC In the News, 5-30-18

Appointments, reappointments to campus sexual assault workgroup
LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder and First Lady Sue Snyder today announced appointments and reappointments to the campus sexual assault workgroup. The workgroup will develop a framework of best practices for preventing campus sexual assault and a model to pilot regional centers to investigate reports of sexual misconduct.
… Kimberly DeVries of Hudsonville is the director of equal opportunity compliance and is the Title IX coordinator at Grand Rapids Community College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and telecommunications from the University of Georgia and earned a law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law.

‘He tells me to never give up’
5/25/18 (KISD newsletter)
Learning to read words in English is one thing. Understanding phrases like a “friendly sort of darkness” or “amazing photographic memory” is quite another for English-language learners.
… Carolyn Garcia has been reading with (Wayne) Ondersma for the past four years, starting as a limited English speaker who spent seven years of her childhood in Mexico. She plans to attend Grand Rapids Community College this fall for nursing. She and Ondersma have enjoyed reading poems and discussing their meaning.

5/29/18 Western Herald (WMU student newspaper)
Name: Brooke Cross
I am a manager at Celebration! Cinema. At Celebration Cinema, we pride ourselves on celebrated service with others and human interaction. We go above and beyond to make people feel valued. So, hand-in-hand with my psych major and my job at Celebrations, I really just want to work with people and make their interactions everyday even better. Celebration! Cinema and Western has really helped me to figure my path out in that aspect. I’ve been a manager at Celebration! Cinema for five years. I am a transfer student from Grand Rapids Community College, but, I feel like Western has so many opportunities for me to expand what I’ve learned at my job, there are also more opportunities for me to expand my knowledge on people and getting to know them better.

Inclusion Advisor Information Session Next Week

Join Human Resources and The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion for lunch to learn more about “Inclusion Advisors.”

The Inclusion Advisor role is a pilot program for interested GRCC full-time tenured faculty or staff to serve on screening committees. The purpose of the Inclusion Advisor role is to support our committees in exercising equitable and inclusive practices in screening, hiring and advancement for all individuals.

Over the last year, the Human Resources and Woodrick Center teams have worked in developing this new role, and we plan to cover the following information on June 5th:

  • Our proposal document….that explains the purpose, benefits, objectives, roles, and responsibilities.
  • Our “commitment estimate” for the Inclusion Advisor role on a screening committee.
  • An overview of the workshops/training for the role.
  • The application form and process.

Please join us on Tuesday, June 5th, at noon (Student Success Center….336 in the Student Center Building). We will be providing lunch, so please indicate any dietary restrictions.

To sign up, please visit the registration page.