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GRCC Board of Trustees discuss the college’s future

Board of Trustees and President Pink wait for the meeting to begin

The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees met Monday to discuss reports on student success.

To begin the meeting, the Dean of Workforce Development, Amy Koning, reviewed the monitoring report.

Koning covered College Action Projects(CAP) that are integrated into the curriculum to help improve student success.

Next, Julie Parks, the Director of Workforce Training, introduced a job-sharing website that is new to the college called Handshake.

“This site is similar to Linkedin or Indeed,” Parks said. “It allows students to post their employment history and resumes for future employers to see.”

Parks also mentioned the two indicators that the college uses to measure the student success rate.

The Perkins indicator is one of the core indicators that the college monitors. It’s categories are set by the Federal government and the success benchmarks are decided by the state. The indicator is also linked to the Perkins Grant that the college receives.

The other Indicator is the Licensure pass rates and it works similarly to the Perkins Indicator. Over the past three years, GRCC has met and gone above all six of the core indicators of success. To learn more visit this webpage.

“We are actually one of few in the state that have met the indicators like that,” Parks said.

The meeting ended with a final note that Trustee Bert Bleke will be resigning on June 8.
“It has so great to be on such an amazing board for this great school,” Bleke said. “I have no fear for this institution in the future, it is led by a great board and president.”


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