Eighth Annual Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase a Success

On Wednesday, March 19th GRCC held it’s 8th Annual Teaching, Learning, and Technology Showcase.

Over 35 faculty, administrators, staff, and students attended this event along with 10 sessions presented. Thank you to the follow presenters for taking the time to present to your colleagues:

  • Teaching the Theory and Applications of Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry Across the Chemistry Curriculum at GRCC, Jennifer Batten
  • Online Research Gateway: GRCC Library Subject Guides, Lori DeBie & Nan Schichtel
  • iclicker Anonymous Polling: Bringing Social Statistics Into the Classroom, Shelia Schindler
  • Just-In-Time UDL, Ann Alexander
  • Educator or Glasshole?, Garry Brand
  • Using iclicker for discussing sensitive issues, Dan Anderson
  • Using Lecture and Screen Capture, Gary Ebels
  • Collaborative Student Research Using Blackboard Groups, Tony Dykema-VanderArk
  • Evaluating Emerging Technologies at #GVTECH, Eric Kunnen
  • Blackboard Mobile, Megan Stewart

Congratulations to Colette Smiley, winner of the GoPro Hero3 White camera!

Thank you also to the DLIT staff, food services, facilities, IT, and Media Technologies for helping to support this campus wide event. Thank you to YOU to for coming to this event to share with your colleagues.


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Phone Service Changes

Over the next two weeks, GRCC will be switching its phone service for local and long distance calls to another vendor.  As part of this transition, there are a few things to be aware of.

Wednesday, October 19 – New lines will be activated and tested.  This will not affect phone calls.
Friday, October 21 – We will move an extremely small subset of our numbers to the new lines.  This will not affect phone calls.

Thursday, October 27 – We will move the remaining phone numbers to the new lines.
By 7:00 AM, we will temporarily reduce the number of lines available for external calls to prepare for the change.  You may receive a busy signal when trying to make an outside call.  You can help by limiting external calls to business purposes or delaying external calls until after the transition occurs.

At 8:30 AM, the phone company will initiate a transfer of our numbers from the old provider to the new one.  There will be about a 30 second period where calls can not be made to/from the college.  As with any technology, there is the potential for problems which could result in a longer outage.  Calls that are in progress when the switch occurs should not be affected.  Internal calls will not be affected.

Congratulations to these faculty members

Please join the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies Department in congratulating our faculty members who have just completed GRCC’s Online/Hybrid Certification Course. Completion of this intense five-week course enables each of these faculty members to join 275 of their colleagues now certified to deliver courses via distance learning, providing our students with more options than ever to achieve their educational goals.

Kudos to:

Stephen Barton
Melissa Buurstra
Gilbert Carde
Bertha  Chivis
Raymond Clegg
Jonathan Edelman
Peter Genovese
Amy Kerkstra
Beth Paver
Robin Sterk
Donald Van Oeveren
John Wittkowski
David Young

The next Online Hybrid Certification course begins October 14. For more information and registration, visit www.grcc.edu/ctereg.

Tech Prep Program Hosting Health Expo 11/17/09

The Tech Prep program, in collaboration with KISD and area health care organizations, is sponsoring a Health Expo on Thursday November 19th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Applied Technology Center (ATC). The goal of this evening is to present relevant information to 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in careers in health care. Over 50 representatives who are currently working in a variety of health care fields will be available to talk with students and answer their questions. For more information, go to www.grcc.edu/healthexpo