Departments and Teams

Department of Experiential Learning 

The Department of 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 Associates degree programs. General Education at GRCC builds knowledge, skills, and attitudes that every college-educated person should possess.

2018-2019 General Education Review Team Charter

2017-2018 General Education Review Team Annual Report

General Education Review Team Meeting Schedule:

Date Time Location
9/4/2018 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm        Minutes                    COOK 208
10/2/2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm        Minutes ATC 221
11/13/2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm        Minutes ATC 221
12/4/2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm        Minutes ATC 221
1/15/2019 (updated) 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm        Minutes SCC 336
4/2/2018 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm        Minutes SCC 336


Curriculum Approval Team

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

Curriculum Approval Team Meeting Schedule:

Date Time  Location
10/26/2018 9 am - 12 pm             Minutes        

ATC 221

11/16/2018  1 pm - 4 pm               Minutes

ATC 221

12/07/2018 1 pm - 4 pm               Minutes ATC 221
12/14/2018 9 am- 12 pm              Minutes ATC 221
1/18/2019  1 pm - 4 pm               Minutes ATC 221
2/08/2019 9 am - 12 pm             Minutes ATC 221
05/10/2019 9 am - 12 pm             Minutes SSC 336


The Learning Environment Team 

The Learning Environment Team has updated it's Vision.  This committee's purpose is to evaluate the current learning spaces at GRCC and enhance them to create a warm, vibrant, and safe learning environment. The entire campus honors learning, engagement, professional conversation, reflection, and social interaction.

September 26, 2018 Meeting Minutes

October 31, 2018 Meeting Minutes

November 28, 2018 Meeting Minutes


Curriculum Operations Support Team 

This team brings together the offices that hold responsibilities for curriculum processes and procedures: Instructional Support; Records; Advising; Transfer; Enrollment; Financial Aid; Associate Deans from SSR, SAS, SWD, and SSA; and Non-Credit Administration. The team coordinates efforts so that curriculum processes and procedures meet the needs of faculty and staff.  The team also works collaboratively with all involved in curriculum processes or procedures to assure effectiveness and consistency.

June 14, 2018 Meeting Minutes