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GRCC preschool to host faculty showcase


By Omar Vasquez-Chavez

On Tuesday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Grand Rapids Community College’s new preschool will be hosting a faculty showcase. This showcase was organized in part by William Faber, chemistry professor and CTE director.

“The purpose of the faculty showcase is create a venue for faculty to share innovative teaching ideas and resources with one another,” Faber said. The faculty showcase is set up for faculty to share their work with other faculty members.

There will be work shown from multiple groups and departments.

“Armen Innovation Grant Recipients will share about their projects, Distance Learning and Instructional Support will share teaching with technology ideas, Experiential Learning faculty will share service learning projects, and other faculty and staff will share resources and innovative work from this past year,” Faber said.

The faculty members that will be at the event include:

Meegan Willi – Distance Learning and Instructional Support

Meghan VanderMale – Mathematics Department

Luann Keizer – Computer Information Systems Department

Nan Schichtel – Library & Learning Commons

Kathy Schoen – Library & Learning Commons

Melanie Schiele Gady – Exercise Science Department

Kate Byerwalter – Psychology Department – Armen Grant Recipient

Brian Daily/Brent Spitler – Academic Support and Tutoring Services/Business – Armen Grant Recipient

Hillery Haney – Language and Thought – Armen Grant Recipient

Scott Garrard – Visual Arts Department – Armen Grant Recipient

Mursalata Muhammad/Susan Mowers/Megan Lockard – English Department – Armen Grant Recipient

Sheila Schindler – Psychology Department – Armen Grant Recipient

Faculty members are encouraged to attend this event.

“Faculty should go to this event to see all the great learning that takes place across the college,” Faber said. “We have fantastic teachers at GRCC and we learn best from each other.”

Faber explains the Faculty Showcase in this video.


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