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Registration is open for all Summer Teaching Institute sessions

July 11, 2017

The Center for Teaching Excellence and Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies will be holding its 12th Annual Summer Teaching Institute this August! Over the course of three days — August 15, 16, and 17 — we have twelve different sessions available, including evening sessions. You can register for just one session or multiple sessions. All of the sessions will be held on the Main GRCC campus.

Below is a list of the sessions — you can see the schedule and full session descriptions online:

Tuesday, August 15
  • Getting Off to a Good Start with Christina McElwee, Deb Vilmont and Bill Faber.
  • Leveraging Blackboard to Maximize your Course with Chad Sytsma and Tony Dykema-VanderArk.
  • Leveraging Blackboard to Maximize your Course with Chad Sytsma and Tony Dykema-VanderArk.
Wednesday, August 16
  • Online Teaching Challenges and Strategies with Garry Brand and Meegan Willi.
  • Adding Images and Video to Your Course Using SnagIt, Relay, and Camtasia with Tony Dykema-VanderArk and Meegan Willi.
  • Honor Projects with Mursalata Muhammad.
Thursday, August 17
  • GRCC’s Latest Tool for Student Engagement: The Lightboard with Klaas Kwant, Garry Brand, Bill Faber and Rafael Pastrano.
  • Learning Through Serving with Melanie Schiele Gady.
  • Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom with Tamber Bustance and Stacey Heisler.
  • Talking to Students about Academic Pathways with Jennifer Batten.
  • Getting Off to a Good Start with Christina McElwee, Deb Vilmont and Bill Faber.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) & GRCC with Mursalata Muhammad.

Registration is required. If you need assistance with registration, please email cte@grcc.edu or call 616-234-2278.

12th annual Summer Teaching Institute August 15, 16, 17

Photos from Faculty Showcase

April 13, 2017

Thank you to all the Faculty Showcase presenters and participants!  Thank you also to Armen Oumedian for his generous support for the Innovation Grants for faculty!

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Faculty Showcase is today

April 11, 2017

Please stop by the Preschool on April 11 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to see some of the amazing work being done by faculty this year. There will be faculty from the following areas available to share and discuss ideas:

JaneAnn Benson will be giving tours of the new Preschool building as well.

Light snacks will be served.

Faculty Showcase to be held April 11

April 7, 2017

Please stop by the Preschool on April 11 between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to see some of the amazing work being done by faculty this year. There will be faculty from the following areas available to share and discuss ideas:

JaneAnn Benson will be giving tours of the new Preschool building as well.

Light snacks will be served.

Center for Teaching Excellence presentation features Attah Obande

March 14, 2017
Part of the Tribe:
  • As human beings we all have a need to belong; the need to feel acceptance as a member or part. A sense of belonging to a greater community improves motivation, health, and happiness. In this session we will discuss the importance of being part of a tribe, the effects of not feeling included, what we can do to create a sense of belonging with people around us.
  • Attah Obande is the Director of Business Development for Spring GR; a business training, mentoring and networking program designed to help budding entrepreneurs in communities of high unemployment turn their ideas into thriving businesses.
Register at www.grcc.edu/ctereg
March 24, 2017
11:00 a.m. to Noon
246 Main Bldg.
Hosted by the Center of Teaching Excellence

Armen grant recipients announced

January 17, 2017

Please congratulate the Armen Innovation Grant recipients for Winter 2017:

  • Kate Byerwalter – Psychology
  • Brian Daily – Academic Support and Tutoring Services
  • Hillery Haney – Language and Thought
  • Scott Garrard – Visual Arts
  • Megan Lockard – English
  • Susan Mowers – English
  • Felix Periero – Business
  • Sheila Schindler – Psychology
  • Brent Spitler – Business
  • Katie Vander Meer – Computer Information Systems

You can find a title and brief description of their projects at www.grcc.edu/armen2017

Instructional Support will hold a showcase near the end of the winter semester to share more about how these projects impacted our students.

Thank you again to Armen Oumedian for his generosity and support for this important work for our students.

 

Photos from Faculty Learning Day

January 10, 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended, planned, or presented on Faculty Learning Day.

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Armen Innovation Grants available for faculty

October 20, 2016

Through the support of entrepreneur and philanthropist Armen Oumedian, Instructional Support will offer grants to GRCC faculty incorporating innovative practices into their curriculum. Grants of up to $500 may be awarded to both full-time and adjunct faculty interested in further developing or implementing a new high-impact educational practice into their classroom during the Winter 2017 semester. Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2016, and the awards will be announced before the end of the fall 2016 semester.

 

 

Session on preventing online exam cheating is today

September 14, 2016

Would you like to learn how to prevent cheating during online exams?

The Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies department will be hosting a training on LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor this following Wednesday, September 9th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in room 351 main.

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that prevents digital cheating during an online test in Blackboard Learn. Respondus Monitor is a companion product for LockDown Browser that deters cheating when students take online exams in non-proctored environments. Students use their own computers with a standard webcam to record assessment sessions.

To sign up, please visit the Center for Teaching Excellence website and register for the “Prev. cheating Dur. Onl. Exams” section. For more details on the content of the training, please click on the following link: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor Flyer

If you have any questions, please contact the DLIT department at 616-234-3205 and/or at DLIT@grcc.edu

Training session focuses on online cheating

September 13, 2016

Would you like to learn how to prevent cheating during online exams?

The Distance Learning and Instructional Technologies department will host training on LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor this Wednesday, September 9th , from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in room 351 Main.

LockDown Browser is a custom browser that prevents digital cheating during an online test in Blackboard Learn. Respondus Monitor is a companion product for LockDown Browser that deters cheating when students take online exams in non-proctored environments. Students use their own computers with a standard webcam to record assessment sessions.

To sign up, please visit the Center for Teaching Excellence website and register for the “Prev. cheating Dur. Onl. Exams” section. For more details on the content of the training, please click on the following link: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor Flyer

If you have any questions, please contact the DLIT department at 616-234-3205 and/or at DLIT@grcc.edu

Open houses for Center for Teaching Excellence, Distance Learning start August 25

August 24, 2016

The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Distance Learning & Instructional Support Department will be hosting an open house August 25th, 26th, and 29th.  We encourage all faculty members to come in with any questions, comments, or concerns about their classes, online teaching, instructional technologies, and anything else relating to distance learning. The open house will take place during the following hours:

  • 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. — Thursday, August 25th
  • 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. – Friday, August 26th
  • 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. – Monday, August 29th

We are Located on the third floor of the main building, rooms 316 for DLIT and room 308 for the CTE.

DLIT & CTE Fall Open House. Thursday, August 25th, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, August 26th, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Monday, August 29th, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Center for Teaching Excellence, Distance Learning hosts open houses

August 22, 2016

The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Distance Learning & Instructional Support Department will be hosting an open house August 25th, 26th, and 29th.  We encourage all faculty members to come in with any questions, comments, or concerns about their classes, online teaching, instructional technologies, and anything else relating to distance learning. The open house will take place during the following hours:

  • 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. — Thursday, August 25th
  • 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. – Friday, August 26th
  • 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. – Monday, August 29th

We are Located on the third floor of the main building, rooms 316 for DLIT and room 308 for the CTE.

DLIT & CTE Fall Open House. Thursday, August 25th, 2 p.m.-6 p.m.; Friday, August 26th, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Monday, August 29th, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Center for Teaching Excellence, Distance Learning host open houses

August 19, 2016

The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Distance Learning & Instructional Support Department will be hosting an open house August 25th, 26th, and 29th.  We encourage all faculty members to come in with any questions, comments, or concerns about their classes, online teaching, instructional technologies, and anything else relating to distance learning. The open house will take place during the following hours:

  • 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. — Thursday, August 25th
  • 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. – Friday, August 26th
  • 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. – Monday, August 29th

We are Located on the third floor of the main building, rooms 316 for DLIT and room 308 for the CTE.

Register now for the 11th Annual Summer Teaching Institute!

July 21, 2016

Attention GRCC Faculty: Registration is now open for GRCC’s 11th Annual Summer Teaching Institute! Although you are welcome to attend every session, you may also pick and choose to register for individual sessions. Plus, one lucky attendee will win a GoPro HERO Session camera! 

Here is the agenda for this year. For the full session descriptions, please visit the Summer Teaching Institute website (www.grcc.edu/summerinstitute).

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

  • Morning Session, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Blackboard Basics & Beyond
    • Co-facilitators: Chad Sytsma & Tony Dykema-VanderArk
  • Afternoon Session, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • Advanced Teaching Online
    • Facilitator: Garry Brand

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

  • Morning Session, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Introduction to Camtasia Studio & SnagIt
    • Co-facilitators: Tony Dykema-VanderArk & Chad Sytsma
  • Afternoon Session, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • The 2016 Summer “Rock Star” Tour
    • Co-facilitators: Media Technologies, DLIT, & CTE

Thursday, August 12, 2016

  • Morning Session I, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Getting Off to a Good Start
    • Co-facilitators: Deb Vilmont & Bill Faber

Please visit http://www.grcc.edu/ctereg to register for these sessions. For assistance with registration, please contact Toy McNeal in the CTE at 234-2278 or cte@grcc.edu.

Mark your calendar for the 11th annual Summer Teaching Institute. August 9, 10 and 11. Five sessions. 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. in 351 and 347 Main. Free lunch for participants on Tuesday and Wednesday, plus a chance to win a fabulous giveaway! Visit grcc.edu/summerinstitute for more info.

Faculty members receive online/hybrid certification

June 29, 2016

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 six-week course enables each of these faculty members to teach online and hybrid courses, providing our students with more options than ever to achieve their educational goals.

Congratulations to:

  • Emily Ballard
  • Wilfredo Barajas
  • Jennifer Bourbina
  • Richard Garn
  • Jenna Hess
  • Michael Mitchell
  • Michael Mulvihill
  • Martha Owocki
  • Theresa Powers
  • Steven Rierson
  • Stacy Slomski
  • Danielle Terpstra
  • Anwar Thomas

The next OHCC cohort will be in the Fall 2016 Semester. Please visit the Center for Teaching Excellence’s registration page at http://www.grcc.edu/ctereg to register.