Virtual Laker Town Halls
The Laker family is holding strong in this unprecedented time of local, national, and global crisis. Members of our campus community are invited to join President Mantella for one of the virtual sessions below to discuss the impact on Grand Valley today and in the future.
To register online and submit your questions in advance please select the appropriate button below.
Please note you must register in advance to participate. A confirmation email will be sent to registered guests prior to the event with instructions to join the Zoom webinar.
Questions: contact Jill Craig at (616) 514-9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Town Halls
Inclusiveness & Community Webinar
Thursday, June 4
Tuesday, May 12
All Grand Valley Faculty & Staff
Wednesday, June 3Watch Recap
GVNext: Design Thinking Workshop
On January 24, students from various majors brought their creativity together to join President Mantella for an afternoon of design thinking activities and conversations to begin re-imagining the Grand Valley student experience.
The workshop was facilitated by the GVSU Design Thinking Academy, and consisted of interactive experiences during which participants reflected upon what is special about Grand Valley, considered what might best support students, and prototyped possible ways to achieve the desired student experience.
Grand Huddle Series: Grand Gathering Reporting Session
On Wednesday, December 4, President Mantella convened the participants of the Grand Huddle Series, the Grand Survey, and those who contributed their thoughts and ideas via the thought boards located on each campus and in each regional center. The audience consisted of faculty, staff, and students who asked questions and engaged in dialogue with President Mantella as she reported the findings and feedback garnered from this three-month long exercise.
Three acceleration teams were launched this fall to engage thought leaders from across campus. The teams were charged with:
- Exploring graduate/professional opportunities with the exponential growth of computing;
- The pressing K-12 needs in Michigan and the opportunities presented through GVSU academic programs, charters, and commuting networks for solutions; and
- Addressing the expanded demand for nursing professionals.
Actions & Investments resulting from the first round of acceleration teams:
- Market research investment: EMSI (Point Person: Rhonda Lubberts)
- External review of IT (Point Person: Sue Korzinek)
- K-12 coordination and database (Point People: Jodi Chycinski & Rhonda Lubberts)
- Increase Nursing enrollments (Point People: Cynthia McCurren & Maria Cimitile)
- New approach & micro-credentials in CIS and COE (Point People: Robert Adams & Andrew Topper)
- Holland Campus Utilization and Opportunities (Point People: Greg Sanial & Tom Butcher)
- Review of Academic Calendar and Operations for greater flexibility (Point Person: Lynn Blue)
Two acceleration teams are currently underway:
- Holland Regional Campus
- Academies: Executive sponsor: Greg Sanial; Focusing on Police, EMT, and Fire
- K-12 Innovation Executive sponsor: Tom Butcher; Focus on exploring a range of K-12 innovation models that intersect with the workforce with leads for this focus areas are Linda Chamberlain and Bob Smart
- Detroit Regional Campus (Executive Sponsor: Matt McLogan)
These teams help to inform the work being done to shape Grand Valley's fifth chapter. This will continue to be a collaborative and transparent effort requiring creativity and diverse thinking to ignite innovation - taking us to new heights as we reach higher together.