Posts made in September, 2016


My Story: David Thompson

My Story: David Thompson


Posted on Sep 30, 2016

A few years ago, David Thompson was a self-employed photographer who was starting to think about looking for a job he could invest in that would provide better long-term security for him and his wife. His wife has been employed by UTC Aerospace Systems for 20 years so David had toured the facility on a number of occasions and always felt like that was a place he would like to work.

“I talked to a friend of ours who is an executive [at UTC] and I asked him how I could get a job there,” says David. “He said, ‘Well, Dave, you need to go and get your A & P license.’”

That sounded great to David, except for one small problem. He had no idea what that meant.

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By Cassiopeia Paslick

In the summer of 2015 I dipped into the literature on various changes being proposed to the way we administer and teach at community colleges. The book that stood out for me as the most thoughtful and practical proposal for changes was Redesigning America’s Community Colleges, by Thomas R. Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins, (2015, Harvard Press). The general proposal of the book involves implementing what the authors refer to as the “guided pathways” method of helping students begin and complete a community college degree.

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Ten New Faculty Members Join RVC

Ten New Faculty Members Join RVC


Posted on Sep 7, 2016

The Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) would like to welcome the following individuals to RVC as full-time faculty members. While some joined us in January 2016, and others are new this Fall, please join the ATLE in extending a warm welcome to our newest faculty colleagues.

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