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Experiential Learning 

Experiential Learning creates and administers high-impact experience-based teaching and learning activities for students and faculty.

Center for Teaching Excellence

The Center for Teaching Excellence is the primary source of faculty professional development at Grand Rapids Community College.

General Education Review Team

As charged by GRCC’s Academic Governing Council (AGC), the General Education Review Team is responsible for defining the distribution categories for GRCC’s general education program, determining the outcomes for each of the distribution categories, defining the criteria that will be used in making decisions about inclusion of courses in the general education distribution areas, and reviewing courses according to that criteria.

General Education Philosophy

General Education at Grand Rapids Community College is comprised of two goals. The first is to expand and deepen our students’ understanding of the intellectual traditions that constitute the liberal arts and sciences. To that end, General Education courses at GRCC combine content knowledge with broadly-applicable academic skills such as critical thinking and communication. The second is to provide students with a set of courses that help meet their educational and career goals. In keeping with this goal, GRCC recognizes the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and includes General Education coursework in its transfer and workforce associate degree programs. General Education at GRCC builds knowledge, skills, and attitudes that every college-educated person should possess.

General Education Review Team Meeting Schedule:

Date Time Location
September 21, 2021*  1-2:30 p.m. Virtual
October 19, 2021 1-3 p.m.

Virtual

November 2, 2021 1-3 p.m. Virtual
November 16, 2021 1-3 p.m. Virtual
December 7, 2021 1-3 p.m. Virtual
January 11, 2022 1-3 p.m.

 Virtual

January 25, 2022 1-3 p.m. Virtual

*Note: The purpose of this meeting is to prepare for our October meeting/course reviews by discussing the review criteria and any questions from team members about last year’s AGC decision and implementation.

Curriculum Approval Team

The Curriculum Approval Team is the primary body to review and make decisions concerning curriculum development at GRCC.

The Curriculum Approval Team is a Standing Committee of the Academic Governing Council (AGC) and is responsible, per AGC Bylaws, for gathering information and making recommendations to AGC, in addition to the purpose outlined above.  Faculty participation and leadership are essential to the Team’s work of reviewing and approving the following: new courses, major course revisions, new programs, program revisions, and curriculum-related procedures. 

Curriculum Approval Team Meeting Schedule:

Date Time Location
October 22, 2021 9-11 a.m.

Virtual

November 19, 2021 1:30-3:30 p.m. Virtual
December 10, 2021 9-11 a.m. Virtual
January 14, 2022 1-3 p.m. Virtual
January 28, 2022 9-11 a.m. Virtual
February 4, 2022     1-3 p.m.   Virtual
April 22, 2022 9-11 a.m. Virtual

CAP 1.2

Strengthen Our Systems for the Assessment of General Education

The purpose of this project is to strengthen GRCC systems for the assessment of general education through the following approach: focused, actionable, connected to learning, and leveraging existing processes/practices.  The goals for this initiative are to establish the following: a routine schedule for assessing student learning outcomes in all of our general education distribution areas and a cycle of assessment which includes analysis by faculty in order to continuously improve the curriculum.

Transfer