While walking around the Rock Valley College campus, have you seen the bench with a solar panel and USB charging station? How about the fancy electronic gear next to the creek? Ever wonder what that’s for?
Would you like to see a solar-assisted electric go-cart? A smell detector that controls a ventilation fan?
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.
By Rob Mawyer
I had a really good time at Fall Conference last week. I’m not lying. These are my takeaways.
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.