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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, July 31, 2019

Patrick Henry Community College alumna Susan Tinsley Gooden takes the chair at Virginia’s State Board for Community Colleges.

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“I know where home is: Sunset Drive in Bassett Virginia. I don’t care how you cut it, that’s where my home is.” At this point in her career, Susan Tinsley Gooden lives and works in Richmond, but she is quick to recall her roots, and her pride in the hard-working people of Southwest and Southside […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

VCCS adopts more modern approach for resolving workplace conflicts with new faculty grievance policy

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The Virginia Community College System is adopting an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program aimed at settling workplace conflicts involving faculty through mediation and negotiation, replacing the more litigious grievance system that had been in place since the 1990s. Virginia’s State Board for Community Colleges adopted the new policy in regular session in Richmond on July […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Davenport grants bolster early childhood education programs at four VCCS colleges in Southside and Southwest Virginia

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Lisa Mullins left a factory job a few years back because she wanted to spend more time with her children. She wasn’t expecting it, but becoming a substitute teacher at her kids’ elementary school led her to a new career in early childhood education. After she joined the staff in the school’s pre-Kindergarten program, she […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

TCC engineering student’s story goes viral: AJ Bafetti takes it all in stride

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“As engineers, we’re supposed to be problem-solvers,” said Tidewater Community College student AJ Bafetti. Bafetti followed his own advice, designing and manufacturing a prosthetic arm in a TCC lab. This spring and summer, the story of his ingenuity was first reported in Tidewater Virginia, and quickly found its way to newsrooms across the country. Bafetti […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Another set of opportunities for faculty to pick up skills in Canvas, the new VCCS Learning Management System

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VCCS faculty members have several additional opportunities this month to familiarize themselves with Canvas, the new Learning Management System (LMS) for all of our colleges statewide. “From their homes, from poolside, from the beach — wherever there’s wi-fi access, this is a golden opportunity for VCCS faculty to gain proficiency in our new online system […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

VCCS faculty advisory panel reports on recent undertakings and future policy issues

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By Charles Errico, NOVA Professor of History and Chairman of the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee Now that the summer is upon us, it is a good time to review this past academic year’s activities of the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC). CFAC is the voice for the 2,300 full-time faculty members in the VCCS and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Repurposed newspaper warehouse breathes new life into workforce training programs at Paul D. Camp Community College

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On a mid-June morning, Paul D. Camp Community College dedicated its Regional Warehouse and Distribution Training Facility, located in a repurposed newspaper warehouse in Franklin. The event attracted more than one hundred local and regional dignitaries, including PDC local board member Youlander Hilton (above), who tried out the facility’s forklift simulator. “In this renovated space—designed […]

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