Great Teachers Seminar participants discussing and collaborating around table

Great Teachers Seminar

Grand Rapids Community College 2017 Great Teachers Seminar!

(The Center for Teaching Excellence is no accepting applications for this year's seminar).


The seminar is a three-day retreat that brings together teachers from a variety of disciplines to learn from each other, exchanges ideas around teaching and building community.  The seminar is built on the belief that practicing teachers are the experts in teaching, and that they learn best from one another.  There are no keynote speakers or outside experts—you learn from your colleagues, and do so in a relaxed environment that fosters sharing and learning. 


Any current full-time faculty member or adjunct instructor at GRCC may apply.  Requirements: a dedication to student learning and a desire to connect with the great teacher within yourself.


Wednesday, May 3 - Friday, May 5, 2017.  The seminar will begin on Wednesday evening and conclude with lunch on Friday afternoon. You must be able to attend for all three days to apply.


Boyne Mountain Resort
1 Boyne Mountain Road
Boyne Falls, MI 49713

Lodging and meals are provided for the duration of the seminar.


  • To celebrate and inspire good teaching
  • To explore new classroom techniques
  • To stimulate the exchange of information and ideas
  • To build connections that go beyond disciplines and schools
  • To renew the commitment to student learning


If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Deb Vilmont, Professor of Education/Child Development at or (616) 234-4889.