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By Sheri Prupis, VCCS Director of Teaching & Learning Technologies Since March, when COVID-19 forced the sudden shutdown of our campuses statewide, instructional designers at our colleges have worked tirelessly to help migrate thousands of courses into online formats. Their training programs have touched more than four thousand faculty members, helping them to think differently […]

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Editor’s note: this brief blog post draws heavily from new research by the United Way. A link to the organization’s full report is below. According to traditional measures, from 2010 to 2018, Virginia showed steady economic improvements. Unemployment in the state and across the U.S. fell to historic lows, GDP grew, and wages rose slightly. […]

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By unanimous vote on July 16, Virginia’s State Board for Community Colleges instructed local community college advisory boards across the commonwealth to review the appropriateness of the names of our colleges, campuses and facilities. Leading up to the vote, VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois had written to college presidents, noting “institutions far and wide are examining, […]

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“Let’s face it, the old saw about ‘better late than never’ isn’t much consolation,” acknowledged VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois. “These extraordinary faculty members really deserved to be applauded by hundreds of their colleagues at an awards banquet. But when our New Horizons conference was cancelled in the spring due to the COVID-19 emergency, that wasn’t […]

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This is the third in our Take Five series on outstanding VCCS faculty members. Our objective is to shine a light on those who are innovating while educating and in the process, taking classroom instruction and student engagement to a whole new level. 1. Please tell us about your educational background and why you decided […]

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Malinda Carter has joined Virginia’s Community Colleges as associate vice chancellor for Human Resources. Beginning her new duties on June 15, Carter has more than 25 years of HR experience in corporate, non-profit and higher education settings. “We’re thrilled Malinda is joining our team,” said VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois. “Her deep experience and personal commitment […]

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1) We’re excited to welcome you to the VCCS. What are some of the reasons you decided to join our organization? I love the mission of VCCS, particularly in that it states that it gives “everyone” the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so that lives and communities are strengthened. VCCS has a […]

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This is the second in our Take Five series on outstanding VCCS faculty members. Our objective is to shine a light on those who are innovating while educating and in the process, taking classroom instruction and student engagement to a whole new level. 1. Were you always good in math? What is it that triggered […]

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Fredericksburg area paving and infrastructure contractor Edward Dalrymple, Jr. is set to become chairman of Virginia’s State Board for Community Colleges when the panel meets in mid-July. Dalrymple has been a strong supporter of VCCS workforce programs, served as vice-chair of the board last year and joined the panel in July of 2017. Roanoke area […]

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By Carla Kimbrough, VCCS Diversity and Strategic Recruitment Manager I weep. Not just because I – like many of you – witnessed the murder of George Floyd. I weep for the many thousands upon thousands of black people who have been killed simply because of the color of their skin. I weep for all the […]

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