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Teaching, Learning, and Distance Education

At GRCC, we believe every faculty and staff member is an educator. TLDE provides professional development, opportunities for collaboration, and teaching support in alignment with GRCC’s strategic plan.

Our mission

The Teaching, Learning, and Distance Education (TLDE) department provides innovative faculty professional development and support for inclusive teaching across all modalities, empowering faculty and contributing to student success.

Upcoming learning sessions and events

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Contact Info

373 Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall


Walk-In Support
Tuesday - Thursday: 8-11 a.m. & 1-5 p.m.

TLDE Office

By Appointment 

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Faculty & Staff


Professional Support Staff


Rachel Lutwick-Deaner

Rachel Lutwick Deaner

Associate Professor and TLDE Faculty Professional Development Liaison
(616) 234-3088

Adjunct Faculty

Chad Sytsma

Chad Sytsma

Adjunct Professor and Distance Education Faculty Liaison