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IIPD & SSPD Professional Development Grants

For over 20 years, grant funding to support professional development has been made available to GRCC faculty and staff through the Grand Rapids Community College Foundation. Two internal grant programs are administered by the Grants Office:

Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) Grants

The Instructional Improvement & Professional Development (IIPD) program supports faculty professional development.

Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) Grants

The Support Staff Professional Development (SSPD) program is for support staff professional development.

Shared Learning Activities

IIPD and SSPD grant recipients are expected to share their learning experiences with the wider campus community. There are a variety of ways to accomplish this, and creativity is highly encouraged.

For faculty, the shared learning process is coordinated by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

For staff, the shared learning process is coordinated by Staff Development.