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Regional Centers for Teaching Excellence

What is the RCTE about?

  • Regional colloquia for the VCCS faculty
  • Instructional leadership
  • Mentoring programs to enhance teacher effectiveness
  • Clearinghouses for articles, monographs and resources related to community college teaching and learning

Mission Statement

RCTE provide a forum for dialogue, reflection and enhancement of teaching, and modeling an innovative learning community.

Purpose

RCTE provide a forum for dialogue and reflection on the art and practice of teaching by focusing on four themes:

  • Learning
  • Teaching
  • Self-Development
  • Innovation

Principles

RCTE embrace the following principles:

  • Providing a forum for cross-institutional professional interaction
  • Modeling co-learner environments
  • Discovering the art of teaching as a developmental process
  • Cultivating a community of reflective practitioners
  • Building collective ethical wisdom
  • Advancing instructional methods through experimentation and innovation
  • Fostering cross-discipline collegiality and collaboration
  • Recognizing and celebrating diversity

The Five Regional Centers

Academic Year 2013 – 2014
Central Virginia Region
(BRCC, CVCC, DCC, DSLCC,PHCC, VWCC)
Ana Ruiz-Fodor, Associate Professor, History, DCC
Mid-Central Virginia Region
(JSRCC, JTCC, PVCC, RCC, SSVCC)
Carol Carr, Instructor, Biology, JTCC
Northern Virginia Region
(GCC, LFCC, NVCC)
Nan Peck, Associate Professor, Communication Studies and Theatre, NVCC
Northern Region Teaching Excellence blog

Southwest Virginia Region
(MECC, NRCC, SWVCC, VHCC, WCC)
Jamie Edwards, Assistant Professor, Sociology and Human Services, WCC
Southwest Region Teaching Excellence blog

Tidewater Virginia Region
(ESCC, PDCCC, TCC, TNCC)
Isidoro “Isi” Kessel, Assistant Professor, Spanish, TNCC