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A blog dedicated to the latest news and information about Virginia’s Community Colleges. We have a stable of great contributors who will offer legislative updates, workforce updates, and an inside look at Virginia’s Community Colleges and the work we do.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Middle College CNA Program Changes Lives and Creates Path to RN

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Last week’s Workforce Wednesday blog post Middle College – Charting a Course for a Promising Future introduced us to the important work happening to help adults complete their GED and pursue a college education. This week we caught up with Jammie Robinson and Jeffrey Bushnell, both currently enrolled in Reynolds Community College’s Middle College Certified […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: John Tyler Community College to Launch Degree Program with Zero Textbook Fees

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: John Tyler Community College to Launch Degree Program with Zero Textbook Fees Submitted by Holly Walker, public relations manager, John Tyler Community College Beginning with the fall 2017 semester, John Tyler Community College is piloting a program in which students can earn an associate degree in General Studies without having to pay for […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: Community College Leadership CORE Program

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: Community College Leadership CORE Program Submitted by Christopher D. Lee, Ph.D., SPHR, associate vice chancellor, human resources, VCCS, and Chris Glass, Ph.D., graduate program director, Community College Leadership, Old Dominion University Are you: A member of the teaching faculty who needs graduate credits in order to get a promotion? A dean or […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: New VCCS Student Success Site for Faculty and Staff: Introducing The Resource Center (TRC)

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

New VCCS Student Success Site for Faculty and Staff: Introducing The Resource Center (TRC) Submitted by Shauna Davis, executive director, VCCS Student Success Center What do the Student Success Leadership Institute, Guided Pathways, VIP-PASS, Student Success Action Plans, and Complete 2021 have to do with one another? The answer is, everything! These terms are a […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

INITIATIVE UPDATE: The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC): Addressing Faculty Issues to Maintain Quality Instruction for Our Students

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC):  Addressing Faculty Issues to Maintain Quality Instruction for Our Students Submitted by Charles Errico, Ph.D., professor of history at NOVA and chair of the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC) The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC) consists of representatives from each of the 23 VCCS colleges. It meets with the […]

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Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017

LEGISLATIVE NEWS: General Assembly End-of-Session Report

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

The General Assembly officially adjourned on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  A bill summary of passed legislation which is of interest to the VCCS is attached. One of the final actions of the 2017 General Assembly was approving the revised budget bill. Top budget priorities for the VCCS in the 2017 legislative session included maintenance of […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Middle College – Charting a Course for a Promising Future

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Young adults, who, for whatever reason, don’t finish high school, can regain their footing and pursue a college education and rewarding career thanks to the Middle College program at Reynolds Community College. In the fall of 2016, Reynolds Community College’s Middle College program partnered with Region 15 Adult Education to offer their first GED to […]

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