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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 Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Food assistance programs spotlighted

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

In an effort to alleviate widespread food insecurity among college students, Virginia’s Community Colleges and the Virginia Department of Social Services are teaming up to spread the word that SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) are available to help tens of thousands of college students statewide. Almost 78,000 Virginia undergrads are eligible for SNAP benefits. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Virginia’s community colleges find creative ways to support students amid a global pandemic

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Recent improvements have been made to the technology infrastructure at Camp Community College, improvements designed to maintain student engagement and ensure their success. An expansion to the Wi-Fi network allows students with no internet access to use the entire main parking lot and the Regional Workforce Development Center parking lot at the Franklin Campus. Similar […]

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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2020

Emergency Grading Policy for VCCS Spring 2020 Classes

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff, and Supporters of Virginia’s Community Colleges: With an eye toward equity and fairness, I am changing the way that we will be grading students who are taking Spring 2020 community college classes that have yet to conclude. This is among many steps we are taking in response to these extraordinary times. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Getting ready for G3 – “It’s like taking off in a fully-loaded cargo plane; it’s a heavy lift!”

Posted By Jim Babb | 1 comment.

Van Wilson’s “fully-loaded plane” analogy is just one of several images that have been used to describe the fast-approaching roll-out of a new state initiative designed to make community college accessible to thousands of new students seeking career training. Community colleges statewide must be prepared this coming fall semester to welcome new students through Governor […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

New state budget approved just before the coronavirus hit would be good news for Virginia’s Community Colleges and students

Posted By Jim Babb | 1 comment.

Editor’s note: The global coronavirus pandemic is expected to have a major impact on the world economy, and that could affect the spending plans approved by Virginia lawmakers during their 2020 legislative session. The article below was based on the state budget enacted by the General Assembly on March 12. Lawmakers are due back in […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Chancellor’s Note on COVID-19 and Virginia’s Community Colleges

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 1 comment.

Dear community college faculty, staff, students, and supporters: Suffice to say, 2020 will not be the year for which any of us were hoping or expecting. The COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens lives but changes the very pace of life. That includes how our colleges continue to work on behalf of the students we serve. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

General Assembly Update: G3 funds included, but there are differences between House and Senate budgets

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

System-wide at Virginia’s Community Colleges, planning continues in order to implement G3, Governor Northam’s plan for expanded access to community colleges starting in the fall semester. There are significant details yet to be determined because of major differences between the spending plans put forth by House and Senate budget writers. Budget writers in both chambers […]

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