Emails sent through Bb flagged in Gmail

Faculty, staff, and students sending emails out through Blackboard may encounter an issue where Gmail will flag the message as potential Spam in the recipients Inbox. A warning message will be displayed on the top of the email.

Simply marking the email as not spam will help Gmail recognize that any future messages sent through Blackboard should not be flagged.  

Remind your students to fill out the GRCC Scholarship Application

Let the students you teach and support know that the GRCC Scholarship application is now open. They can fill out just one application to be considered for over three hundred scholarships! These scholarships can provide them with free money to help cover 2021-22 GRCC tuition, books and fees. 

Students should apply for GRCC scholarships on our Scholarships webpage. The priority deadline is March 15, 2021. In order to maximize scholarship opportunities, students should also complete a 2021-22 FAFSA.  

Technology Notification – On campus wireless connectivity

Information Technology is working to upgrade wireless access points around campus to improve internet speeds for supported devices. Throughout this upgrade process, some may experience a loss of connection to GRCC’s network, or may not be able to see GRCC’s network at all. Many of you will not experience these connection issues on your machine at all. However, if you are on campus and experience network connectivity issues, your machine’s wireless drivers will need to be updated.

If you are experiencing this issue and are either able to connect your laptop to a docking station or find a location on campus that you can connect to GRCC’s Wireless network, your system will automatically update drivers within 15 minutes. Upon reboot, your system will once again be able to connect to the wireless network from anywhere on campus.

If you are still experiencing network issues after both connecting your machine to a docking station and finding a location on campus which you can connect to GRCC’s wireless network, please give us a call at 616.234.4357 

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

Virtual Police Academy information meetings

The Criminal Justice Department will be offering Police Academy virtual information sessions in January and February for those looking to apply. The dates and times are:

Tuesday, January 26 at 1:00pm

Tuesday, February 9 at 12:00pm

Friday, February 12 at 1:00pm

If you are interested in attending, you can fill out the form below and then we will send you a Zoom link. The form is also available on the GRCC Police Academy website. 

2021 GRCC Police Academy Information Session

If you have any questions, please contact the Criminal Justice Department at

January CTE Newsletter


  • Event – Classroom Conversations and Social Unrest: Tuesday, January 19 at 2pm

Teaching through a pandemic and social upheaval can lead to challenges in the classroom. These circumstances can lead faculty finding themselves in a position where they are compelled to address these issues taking place. Sensitive conversations and differences in beliefs or opinions can become confrontational. This session will serve as an opportunity to hear from faculty regarding strategies to navigate classroom issues when there are larger events taking place within society. 

  • Learning Day feedback form
  • New Youtube channel with recordings from Learning Day
  • Event – ODEI Diversity Lecture Series: Wednesday, January 27 at 6pm
  • Event – Fewer Things, Better (Book Discussion): Register by January 18 at 5 p.m.
  • Faculty Feature: Stacey Heisler
  • Full list of winter programming
  • A note from Disability Support Services

January CTE Newsletter 

Health screening forms for campus visitors

Employees and students are required to complete the online health screening form prior to coming to campus. Visitors to campus, vendors and individuals who do not have access to the online form should be asked to complete the paper screening document.

For Winter term, it is no longer necessary to scan and send the forms for daily tracking. Offices should keep the forms in their area and be able to provide them if necessary for contract tracing purposes. After 28 days, the forms should be shredded.