Innovating Academics and Careers
The mission of Virginia’s Community Colleges, to address the state’s unmet higher education and workforce training needs, remains as urgent today as when we began. The innovations highlighted here are just some of the ways we strive to meet the evolving 21st century needs of the students, employers and communities we serve.
What if a college system could drastically shorten the time it takes students to complete developmental courses, giving them a fighting chance to progress to college-level work and graduate? That’s the focus of the Developmental Education Redesign initiative, which has received national attention for its innovative approach.
A new paradigm for preparing for college math has been created, and a redesign of English developmental courses is under way.
EdTech@theVCCSA blog on distance education topics at Virginia’s Community Colleges
Today’s lively and enthusiastic Zx23 webinar about adopting open ENG241: American Literature and ENG243: English Literature included a wonderful group of faculty and facilitators from many VCCS colleges. Several Zx23 colleges are ready to roll out OER English courses for their students this fall, saving them money and improving their ability to succeed in theirRead Full Post
New Zx23 Webinars are scheduled! Our ongoing series of Zx23 Webinars will give you a discipline-specific tour of OER already curated by your VCCS colleagues, as well as instructions and how-to’s for adopting, adapting and building your own courses with OER materials. If you are teaching any of the courses listed below, sign up to attendRead Full Post
This innovative, nationally recognized program helps Virginia’s foster youth earn the postsecondary credentials they need to achieve an independent and successful life. Great Expectations is offered at 17 of Virginia’s Community Colleges.
Creativity, efficiency and passion are only three of the ingredients necessary to meet the 21st century needs of Virginia students and employers. This group is working to position the VCCS to meet tomorrow’s pressing challenges.