Policies Updated

GRCC has updated policies

September 2021
Policy Meeting

12.10 Furniture Policy

VII. Related Documents – added 3.2 Non-Discrimination on Basis of Disability Policy and 6.8 Remote Work Policy

 X.B. Procedures

  • Existing Language:

Departments can purchase furniture with department funds, but all purchases must be processed through Facilities to insure uniform standard and quality.  Departments and individuals should not contact third party vendors without Facilities and Purchasing endorsement.

  • Revised Language:

Departments may request furniture be purchased with their department funds, but all purchases must be prepared and processed through the Facilities and/or Purchasing Offices to ensure uniform standard and quality.  Departments should not contact third-party vendors without Facilities and Purchasing endorsement.

15.2 Web Accessibility

Minor grammatical changes & updated contacts

14.16 Health & Safety

VII. Related Documents – added “Communicable Diseases Policy” and “Face Covering (Mask) Policy”

12.9 Facility & Grounds Use

IV. Reason for Policy – Changed “GRCC also makes its physical facilities available to responsible groups and organizations on a rental basis, after meeting college needs “when not in use for college activities.”

IV. Reason for Policy – Added “All events must comply with College Policies.”

V. Entities Affected by this Policy – Added “students”

VII. Related Documents – added “Health and Safety Policy”

X.B.4 Procedures – added “Certificates of insurance will be required”.

For more information, see the policy website.

GRCC’s Arie Jackman, Annie Holesinger, Elizabeth Meyering, and Coleman Clark earn MCCAA Player of the Week honors

Arie Jackman, Annie Holesinger, Elizabeth Meyering and Coleman Clark in GRCC athletic uniforms, smiling.

Grand Rapids Community College student-athletes Arie Jackman, Annie Holesinger, Elizabeth Meyering and Coleman Clark earned Player of the Week honors from the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.

For Holesinger and Clark, it’s the second time this season they have earned the honor.

Jackman, a freshman from Caledonia, shot 223 for the 54-hole Bill Bockwitz Classic at Spring University. He finished tied for third at the tournament, and GRCC’s golf team finished fourth in a field of 10 teams.

Holesigner, a sophomore middle blocker for the volleyball team, totaled 36 kills in two matches, including a career-high 24 at Muskegon Community College on Sept. 20.  She followed that performance up with 12 kills against Kalamazoo Valley that helped her team to a 3-0 sweep and take sole possession of first place in the conference.

Holesinger earned MCCAA Western Conference Player of the Week honors in August, followed by teammate Ola Nowak.

Meyering, a freshman, helped the women’s cross country team to a second-place finish at the Firebird Invitational last weekend. She finished the five-kilometer course in 22:12, good for 17th place.

Clark, a freshman on the men’s cross country team, won his first ever collegiate race with an 8K time of 26:30 at the Firebird Invitational.  The former Michigan state high school champion took over the lead at the 4-mile mark and edged out Lansing Community College’s Zach Wright by three seconds.  

The honor is the second earned by Clark, who was named MCCAA Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week on Sept. 7. GRCC’s Kaylee Scott earned Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Week honors that week.

New Event in the CTE: Gen Ed Course Review & Curriculog

Gen Ed Course Review & Curriculog ~ Virtual and In-Person

  • Tuesday, 10/5 ~ 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, 10/15 ~ 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

This one-hour session provides an overview of how to use the Curriculog system to revise courses based on the recent AGC General Education Decision. The topics covered are, how to:

  1. Launch a general education course revision or a new course you want to be considered for inclusion in our general education/MTA offerings.
  2. Align your courses to the new General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs), and
  3. Prepare for a meeting with the General Education Review Team.

Click here for registration instructions.

GRCC In the News, 09/30/2021

Le Dîner en Blanc Comes To Grand Rapids

September 24, 2021; The Grand Rapids Times

With international travel on hold for most of 2021, Le Dîner en Blanc sent participants on an uplifting holiday in our own city, thus making them feel like they were on vacation in the south of France! The festive and community feel of this long-standing French picnic tradition will not change even though, the number of guests attending was limited. And as always, the location remained secret until the last minute.

… “Due to the pandemic and only having about five months to plan instead of the usual year to plan the event, people were not quite comfortable with being on busses and being close to each other so some of the guidelines changed,” said Tyrona. “We followed the template from start to finish, but people were allowed to have their tables separate and we didn’t do buses so it was all walking to a pedestrian location. Grand Rapids Community College was very gracious in allowing us to use their parking structures at both campuses. We used parking structures throughout downtown, so we had five departure locations and everyone met at the same time and they were shocked because no one has really held anything like this at Veterans Park. Everyone thought that it would be held on the Blue Bridge or at the Calder. We surrounded the Library and East Park Street and we surrounded the park along with VIF (Very Important Friends). We had Brown’s Funeral Home and R 3 Stations as sponsors and we also collaborated with The House of Detroit for the VIF media lounge event. We also hired vendors to do food and alcohol and partnered with Baxter Community Center’s employee Sandra who was very gracious and really helped us to be able to pull this off.”

Vaccine clinics for GRCC, Kentwood communities focus on accessibility

September 29, 2021; schoolnewsnetwork.org (Kent  Intermediate School District)

Leaders at Grand Rapids Community College believe vaccines are an effective tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19, so they are working to make the vaccine process accessible for everyone. 

GRCC hosted two vaccination clinics on their Grand Rapids and Lakeshore campuses this month and offered a $200 incentive to encourage students to get “an effective COVID-fighting tool.”

“We wanted to create an incentive that could apply to all students, whether they are taking classes on campus or virtually,” GRCC Communications Director Dave Murray said. “Adding $200 to their RaiderCards allows students to use the money at the bookstore for textbooks, electronics or anything else sold in the store, as well as parking, food service and printing.” 

Ongoing development at James Street and U.S.-31 includes urgent care center, roundabout and more

September 29, 2021; The Holland Sentinel

HOLLAND TWP. — Drivers along the U.S.-31 corridor in Holland Township have noticed an increase in construction projects near James Street.

… Following the completion of Grand Rapids Community College’s Lakeshore Campus in The Shops at Westshore, the complex is renovating its James Street entrance.