IIPD Grant Applications due October 22

The GRCC Grants Department is accepting applications for the Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Program. The purpose of the award is to support faculty professional development to ensure continued growth, develop new avenues of instruction and curriculum, and to enhance the professional lives of faculty for increased student learning, achievement and success.

Awards are for amounts up to $5,000 and the deadline is October 22 at 4:30 p.m. The IIPD application packet and guidelines are available on the Grants Department webpage at www.grcc.edu/iipdgrants. 

Please note that applications must include a signed Dean’s Approval Form and Department Head Approval Form, Budget Form, and budget documentation. If you have any questions about IIPD grants, please contact Lisa Dopke (ldopke@grcc.edu). Good luck!

“Operation United” back for second year

Last Friday a team of 14 faculty and staff members from GRCC participated in “Operation United” through Heart of West Michigan United Way, an initiative that pairs teams of volunteers with veterans who could use some assistance around their homes.

This is the 2nd year we’ve been a part of this event which involved splitting wood, trimming trees, planting grass, cleaning up overgrown landscaping, and general yard tidying.

Thanks to all who took part in this great event!

You can still join employee exercise classes this Fall

We’ve been going strong for a few weeks now and we’re missing something….YOU!!

Join us to get your body moving, destress your mind, sweat out stress, breathe fresher air outside, and uplift your energy.

See the complete schedule with days, times, etc.

Three of the five weekly classes have the option to join virtually!

To participate and receive the calendar appointment, please complete the Fall 2021 employee exercise registration form.

Hope to see you soon!

GRCC In the News, 09/28/2021

The Return of the Grand Rapids Chamber’s EPIC Awards

September 26, 2021; mibiz.com

Entrepreneurial. Progressive. Innovative. Collaborative.

… With event emcee Dr. Bill Pink, President of Grand Rapids Community College, this high-energy event will bring together Chamber members and community leaders to celebrate the outstanding organizations and individuals who are leading the way in our region.

One Good Thing: Metallica and GRCC

September 27, 2021; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — One of the biggest rock bands ever is – again – helping out a local college.

For the third time, Metallica’s “All Within My Hands” grant goes to Grand Rapids Community College. 

Lecture series kicks off with faith-equity emphasis

September 27, 2021; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent Intermediate School District)

Grand Rapids — Austin Channing Brown says there’s a connection between our faith and how we think about racial equity. 

In conversation with Grand Rapids Community College’s chief equity and inclusion officer, Dr. B. Afeni McNeely Cobham, Brown opened the 2021-22 Diversity Lecture Series, presented by the GRCC Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion over Zoom.