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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, November 19, 2019

Mellon Pathways Program to create a better transfer experience celebrates a milestone

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On Nov 8, 2019, the first cohort of Pathways Program students at Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College applied for dual admission to VCU. This was the culmination of the first semester of the program, in which students participated in events, activities, and advising that familiarized them with VCU, explored their fields of […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Transfer Virginia initiative marks one year of progress toward streamlining the path from community college to senior institutions of higher learning

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By Patricia Parker The world of transfer is in what I like to call a state of “wonderful chaos.” After the first year of the Transfer Virginia initiative, more than 350 faculty and staff from across Virginia’s 60+ institutions of higher learning are engaged in serious and productive conversations about how to streamline transfer for […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

CFAC Update: the latest from the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee

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By Charles Errico, Ph.D. CFAC Chair The Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC) recently concluded its fall semester meeting with the System’s Office. Falling enrollments that produced reductions in force (RIF’s) at Wytheville and Thomas Nelson were a major topic of discussion. CFAC continues to do all it can to assist our colleagues who have lost […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Community college foundations generate millions for scholarships, giving thousands of students a shot at a better future

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“I never in a million years thought that I’d be able to go to college, let alone benefit from scholarships to help me pay the way.” Virginia Western Community College early childhood education student Kaitlyn Kirkland has big goals: a doctorate in education administration and a career dedicated to making education more affordable for Americans […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Veterans Day 2019 Update: VCCS aims to serve the needs of military affiliated students

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As a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, James Evins, Jr. learned firsthand about the challenges of returning to civilian life in 1998. “During my transition from the military, I found it difficult to transfer my experience to the college campus,” says Evins. “The problem, I soon realized, was not that I had not been […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

VCCS coaches meet to consider their changing and growing roles in student success

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“We need more coaching, and we need more students to have access to coaches,” says Laura Clark, who runs the VCCS Student Success Center as assistant vice chancellor of student success and professional development. “Our students come to us with challenges inside and outside the classroom.  They’re older, more of them work. Many of them […]

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Posted on Monday, November 4, 2019

ALICE: Unable to move forward and one setback from disaster

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Payday. It’s finally arrived.  Thanks to those two hours of overtime, your take-home pay is a little more than normal. You want to celebrate but your enthusiasm is short-lived. Once you start crunching the numbers, you realize you’re going to come up short again this month. One or two bills, possibly more, will probably go […]

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