GRCC wins second in spelling bee fundraiser

The GRCC team of Ric Underhile, of the Center for Teaching Excellence, and Patti Trepkowski, from Instructional Support and Interdisciplinary Studies, took second place in a benefit spelling bee for the Literacy Center of West Michigan.

The enthusiastic support of Provost Gilda Gely, Aleta Anderson, Fiona Hert, Tina Hoxie and John Cowles also won GRCC the Spirit Award.

Congratulations to both spellers and cheerleaders!

Faculty Professional Development Offerings from the Center for Teaching Excellence

Donuts and Distance Learning and Blackboard and Bagels 

Thursday, 11/15 from  10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 347 Main Building.  No registration required – details here.

Adding Video to Your Course     

Friday, 11/16 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM, 351 Main Building click for details and registration.

Webinar over Lunch: Making Your Self-Produced Videos Web Accessible

Tuesday, 11/20 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM  – Noon, 316 Main Building. LUNCH INCLUDED – you must pre-register, click for details and registration.

Blackboard Interactive Rubrics    (rescheduled from 11/9)

Friday, 11/30 from 9:00 – 10:30 AM, 351 Main Building  Details and registration


Blackboard Basics Online andBlackboard Grade Center Online are always open entry, open exit. Register via email to

Blackboard Open Lab – No registration required

Mondays, 8:30 – 10:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, and Tuesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, both in room 351 Main.


There is perpetual coffee, tea or a cool drink in 310 Main for faculty. We also usually have quiet space to grade, read or work in.  Drop in or call ahead to x2278 to see what’s available.

CTE offers i>clicker Training for Faculty this Friday

Did you know that all GRCC faculty members have the option to use clickers in their classroom? Please join us for a training on Friday morning if you’d like an introduction to this technology. You’ll learn how the i>clicker 2 works and how clickers can be used to enhance student learning.

Event: i>clicker Training

Date and Time: Friday, November 2 from 9:00-10:00am

Location: 109 Cook HallFacilitator: Lisa Gloege, Assistant Professor of Economics/Distance Learning Faculty

Register: Register online at

This event is offered through the Center for Teaching Excellence and has been approved for longevity training credit where applicable.

For assistance with registration, please contact the Center for Teaching Excellence at or 616-234-2278.