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By Cassiopeia Passlick

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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A Hollywood Beginning

A Hollywood Beginning


Posted on Aug 23, 2016

What do George Lucas, Judd Apatow, Doug Liman, Bryan Singer, and Jason Reitman all have in common? Besides being wildly successful filmmakers, each of them studied at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

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My Story: Sam Jaspers

My Story: Sam Jaspers


Posted on Jul 26, 2016

RVC truly changed my life. Before my freshman year began, I vowed to myself that I would not try to make any friends. I continually told myself that there was no point to make friends at a two year college, and for a while I believed myself.

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Capstone Projects Plugging Along

Capstone Projects Plugging Along


Posted on Jun 17, 2016

Rock Valley College engineering students had a busy semester working on their Capstone Projects and RVC student Daniel just recently got to see his project come to life on main campus.

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My Story: Greg King

My Story: Greg King


Posted on Jun 3, 2016

When I started at rock Valley College in the summer of 2013, I was returning to school after 20 years and I had doubts regarding my abilities. However, I adapted back into the classroom setting quite well and there were a couple of defining moments that still stand out.

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Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal


Posted on May 27, 2016

The wildly popular Rockford rock band, Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts, premiered their new video for the song “Heavy Metal” on May 25, 2016.

The video was directed by Rock Valley College Mass Com student Melissa Revels. We caught up with Melissa to talk about her experience.

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