Posted tagged ‘Institutional Research and Planning’

Strategic Leadership Team meeting includes Jesse M. Bernal presentation

February 17, 2017

Today’s meeting of the Strategic Leadership Team featured a discussion on diversity led by Jesse M. Bernal, Grand Valley State University’s vice president for inclusion and equity.

Jesse Bernal of GVSU talks to tables of GRCC faculty and staff. The video screen behind him says: "Why diversity?"

SLT discusses college action projects at November meeting

November 29, 2016

The Strategic Leadership Team held its November meeting on Nov. 18. The purpose of this team is to guide the development and ongoing implementation of the GRCC Strategic Plan, review benchmarking data, study budget realities and offer recommendations to the president. Our team is 80 members strong!  Membership on the SLT team is by president or provost appointment, but any GRCC faculty or staff member is invited to attend a meeting as a guest.  If you would like to attend our Jan.20 meeting, please contact Donna Kragt at dkragt@grcc.edu.

On Nov. 18, we heard exciting progress reports from three college action projects: Implement the Women Empowering Leadership and Learning (WELL) program (CAP 1.3.5), Increase the readiness of students taking on-line courses (CAP 1.2.3), and Implement the First Scholars Project (CAP 1.2.5)

In addition, the Team discussed four articles regarding innovative practices in the community college recently published by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The agenda and supporting documents from Friday’s meeting can be found at: http://www.grcc.edu/institutionalresearchandplanning/strategicplanning/strategicleadershipteam/teammeetings/20162017

SLT meeting includes reports on Campus Climate Study, Latino students support, transfer resources

October 24, 2016

The Strategic Leadership Team held its October meeting last Friday morning. The purpose of this team is to guide the development and ongoing implementation of the GRCC  Strategic Plan, review benchmarking data, study budget realities and offer recommendations to the president. Our team is 80 members strong!

On Friday, we heard exciting progress reports from three college action projects: Initiatives from Campus Climate Study (CAP 1.1.3), Additional Support for Latino Students (CAP 1.3.3) and Transfer Resources (CAP 3.2.1).

In addition, Kevin Stotts from Talent 2025, along with Julie Parks, provided an update of the work of the community initiative Talent 2025.

The agenda and supporting documents from Friday’s meeting can be found at:

http://www.grcc.edu/institutionalresearchandplanning/strategicplanning/strategicleadershipteam/teammeetings/20162017

Strategic Leadership Team 2016-17 meetings begin

September 19, 2016

The Strategic Leadership Team had its kickoff meeting for 2016-17 last Friday morning. The purpose of this team is to guide the development and ongoing implementation of the GRCC Strategic Plan, review benchmarking data, study budget realities and offer recommendations to the president. The team is 80 members strong!

On Friday progress reports from two college action projects were given:

  • Improve outreach and recruitment of new students. (CAP 1.1.1)
  • Reduction of financial barriers for students. (CAP 1.2.4)

The agenda and supporting documents following each monthly meeting can be found online.

Faculty and staff are seated around tables in Sneden Hall's conference room.

GRCC needs students’ feedback

March 22, 2016

We need more students to complete the GRCC Student Noel Levitz survey! Encourage your students to share their opinions — they have a chance to win a $50 gift card. To complete the survey, students should open an email from President Ender that was sent to their GRCC email accounts on March 14.

GRCC In the News, 6-25-15

June 25, 2015

GRCC grad rate up from 6-year low; how it compares to other Michigan community colleges

June 24, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Community College’s federal graduation rate — a measure that administrators say is misleading because it only includes full-time, first-year students — has increased slightly to 13 percent after hitting a six-year low, according to a new report.

Promise college scholarship programs in Michigan

June 25, 2015; MLive

Michigan has more Promise scholarship programs than any other state.

… Grand Rapids: Challenge Scholars offers college scholarships to high school graduates who attended Harrison Park or Westwood middle schools. The scholarships can be used at any Michigan public university, Grand Rapids Community College, Aquinas College and Davenport University.

GRCC In the News, 6-1-15

June 1, 2015

Transforming the College to Manage Enrollment Decline

June 1, 2015; evolllution.com

When the recession hit, countless adults were forced to enroll in postsecondary institutions to acquire new skills and retrain for an increasingly knowledge-based, lean economy. Of course, the recovery began and employers began hiring once again, causing enrollments to fall and leaving higher education institutions — especially community colleges — dealing with declining demand and plummeting state appropriations. College leaders are being forced to restructure their budgets to manage these challenges and remain viable over the long term. In this interview, Steven Ender and Lisa Freiburger share some insights into their experience going through this process at Grand Rapids Community College.

Change Ups: Koelzer wins national anthem vote

May 29, 2015; Grand Rapids Business Journal

… EDUCATION

Grand Rapids Community College’s adult English-As-a-Second-Language program received an additional $5,000 in funding through the Michigan Workforce Development Agency based on its 2013-14 performance. Also, the Higher Learning Commission has approved reaccreditation for the college.

Gr. Rapids foundation raises $33.6M for scholarships

May 31, 2015; Crain’s Detroit Business

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation said it has raised $33.6 million to pay for Grand Rapids Public Schools students involved in the Challenge Scholars program to attend college or trade school, MLive.com reported.

… Besides what has been raised, the presidents of Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University, Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Community College in 2013 created scholarships for the 2020 graduates of the program.

Grand Rapids area dining guide: downtown

May 31, 2015; MLive

The Heritage Restaurant Located in the Applied Technology Center at Grand Rapids Community College, this is the culinary school restaurant. Open during selected times September through mid-April and for lunch May-June. 151 Fountain St. NE, 234-3700, www.grcc.edu/heritage. $, $$$

Senior leadership key to Byron Center’s OK Green softball co-championship

May 29, 2015; MLive

BYRON CENTER — With the transition to a new coach this spring, the Byron Center softball team has relied on strong leadership to work its way through the season.

… After graduation, (Maylynn) Kapteyn will play at Grand Rapids Community College and Herrema is going to play at Spring Arbor. Wendland will focus on her studies at Michigan State University and May at Central Michigan. All four seniors have made their mark on Bulldog softball.

Jewish Theater brings historic factory fire to life

May 31, 2015; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) — On Saturday, March 25th, 1911 a factory fire in Manhattan killed 146 people. The fire escape collapsed and the exit doors were locked.

… The drama opens June 11th at Spectrum Theatre on the GRCC campus.

GRCC In the News, 5-15-15

May 15, 2015

Higher Learning Commission approves re-accreditation for GRCC

May 13, 2015; The Holland Sentinel

The Higher Learning Commission approved re-accreditation for Grand Rapids Community College.

Michael Spicer named new basketball coach at GRCC

May 14, 2015; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Michael Spicer, a Grand Rapids native with more than 15 years of coaching experience, was named Wednesday the new head coach with Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball program.

CHV Jazz Trio brings classic jazz to Milford’s Friday Night LIve

May 14, 2015; Oakland Press

MILFORD — CHV Jazz Trio opens the free Friday Night Live series with its original music, classic jazz standards and unique instrumentation from 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 22, in downtown Milford’s Center Street Park gazebo.

… (Dave) Hay also has performed master classes with Nat Adderley, Jimmy Cobb, Walter Booker and Rufus Reid. He studied piano at Interlochen Fine Arts Camp and Interlochen Arts Academy and bass at Michigan State University and Berklee College of Music in Boston. He teaches jazz at Grand Rapids Community College.