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News from around the VCCS

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Chancellor’s Statewide Syllabus with logo

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Initiative Update

You’ll soon have new tools at your fingertips to help students cut through the red tape and be better prepared in their pursuit of a degree or credential.

Did you know?

According to EAB’s website info regarding the Navigate tool:

“With 75+ partner institutions in 21 states, we help our members reduce attrition, communicate more effectively with students, and streamline the path to completion leading to an expected 3% gain in retention and 3.5% gain in persistence”… and a 4.6% increase in applicant to enrollee conversion.

Connecting the Dots

It takes a village to help a student succeed. Increasingly that village includes both people and technology. Check out some of the biggest VCCS efforts underway to improve student success and see how they all fit together.

College Round Up

A new powerline worker training program is giving students (and their career opportunities) a jolt at Wytheville Community College… And speaking of power, a powerful new partnership in the Bristol region leans on Virginia Highlands Community College to help produce more new nurses, who are desperately needed throughout the area.

Awards & Recognition

VCCS leadership honors faculty members from Germanna and John Tyler Community Colleges for their outstanding contributions to statewide community college initiatives.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Diversity, Inclusion & Student Success Webinar: Helping Women Achieve Their Dreams Through Support, Guidance and Encouragement
Meeting number (access code): 647 423 536
Meeting password:
June 29

State Board Meeting
July 20
System Office (Richmond)

Classified Staff Leadership Academy
July 26-28
System Office (Richmond)

Faculty & Administrators Leadership Academy
Sep. 19-22
System Office (Richmond)

2017 Workforce Professionals Academy
Sep. 19-21
Hampton Roads Convention Center

State Board Meeting
Sep. 21
System Office (Richmond)

VCCA Conference
Sep. 27-29
Wyndham Crossings (Richmond)

Workforce Development Services Advisory Council
Oct. 5-6
System Office (Richmond)

Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)
Oct. 10-11
Founder’s Inn (Virginia Beach)

Chancellor’s Retreat
Oct. 11-12
Founder’s Inn (Virginia Beach)

Communications, Visual & Performing Arts Peer Group Conference
Oct. 19-20

HR Service Awards Luncheon
Oct. 23
Independence Golf Clubhouse (Midlothian)

Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC)
Nov. 2-3
System Office (Richmond)

State Board Meeting
Nov. 16
System Office (Richmond)

Hire Ed Conference
Dec. 6-8
Homestead (Hot Springs)

Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)
Dec. 7
Homestead (Hot Springs)

With thanks to the sponsors of VCCS Special Events and Conferences

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