CEDAR VALLEY COLLEGE NEWS



CVC to be Closed for Professional Development
Title: CVC to be Closed for Professional Development Modified: 2/17/2017 2:52 PM Body: Feb. 23-24 have been designated as professional development days for CVC and other DCCCD institutions. This means that there will be no classes all day Feb. 23, and day classes on Feb. 24 also will not meet. However, any scheduled classes on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday will still meet. Student services also will be unavailable during the prescribed times (all day Feb. 23 and through the close of business on Feb. 24). Student service buildings/offices will be closed/locked and otherwise unavailable to students. Thank you for your understanding.


Pipelines and Pathways Newsletter
Title: Pipelines and Pathways Newsletter Modified: 2/1/2017 12:46 PM


Participate in Community Health Challenge
Title: Participate in Community Health Challenge Modified: 1/25/2017 12:31 PM Body: Please consider participating in the “It’s Time Texas” Community Challenge, an easy and fun way to celebrate healthy living. You can represent Cedar Valley College while also benefiting your health. It’s simple to get started: Register at: www.ittcommunitychallenge.com (earn 1,000 points right off the bat) Our community/workplace is Lancaster, Texas * Our college is Dallas County Community College District—Cedar Valley College Earn points by uploading your healthy selfies to the Community Challenge site at: www.ittcommunitychallenge.com Another simple way to earn points is tracking your weight once a week and your fitness/exercise activities up to twice a day See the attachment for a FREE Boot Camp from Anytime Fitness in Lancaster on Saturdays (must be registered for the Community Challenge) See the attachment for the City of Lancaster’s Healthy Habits BINGO Challenge, with prizes awarded monthly The challenge runs through March 31. If you have questions about the competition, contact Mari Brock at [email protected] or 972-860-8277. Attachments: http://www.cedarvalleycollege.edu/Lists/Announcements/Attachments/291/BINGO.pdfhttp://www.cedarvalleycollege.edu/Lists/Announcements/Attachments/291/ITTCC BootCamp.pdf


Grant Available for Patient Care Students
Title: Grant Available for Patient Care Students Modified: 1/23/2017 11:51 AM Body: Attention, students interested in becoming a patient care technician. An AEL grant is now available to pay for tuition and books for students enrolled in the Patient Care Technician certification program offered by Cedar Valley College. Act fast, as classes start on Feb. 1. This 276-hour comprehensive course one of our Allied Health professional programs which provide hands on training with direct patient care within their regulated scope of practice. They perform basic nursing assistant tasks (as delegated by the nursing or medical staff) which may include obtaining patient vital signs and other data, communicating with the healthcare team and patients, assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs), complying with confidentiality requirements, performing ECGs and Phlebotomy tasks. Completers of this program are eligible to sit for the national examination through the NCCT, National Center for Competency Testing. To find out if you qualify, please contact Allied Health at 972-860-8012 or [email protected] See document Attachments: http://www.cedarvalleycollege.edu/Lists/Announcements/Attachments/290/AlliedHealthFlyer.pdfhttp://www.cedarvalleycollege.edu/Lists/Announcements/Attachments/290/alliedthumb.jpg


Spring 2017 Flex Term Schedule
Title: Spring 2017 Flex Term Schedule Modified: 1/20/2017 1:49 PM


Fast Track Program Finalist for Bellwether
Title: Fast Track Program Finalist for Bellwether Modified: 1/4/2017 11:07 AM Body: A fast-track management program designed by faculty from Cedar Valley College, North Lake College and instructional designers from the Dallas County Community College District's LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications has been chosen as one of 10 finalists for the 2017 Bellwether Award in the workforce development category by the Bellwether College Consortium. The Bellwether College Consortium promotes innovative and effective higher education programs that are worthy of replication at other institutions. The Accelerated Supervisor Certificate program is an online, 18-credit-hour, competency-based education program that offers working professionals the opportunity to earn a supervisor certificate. The low-cost program provides workers with a pipeline that can lead to a promotion. Employees from Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART, and CVS Pharmacies enrolled in the pilot program, and 27 of the 28 individuals who signed up are expected to graduate in December. The bookless, interactive and media-rich program was designed so that students spend time on material that they don't already know, according to Dr. Diane Minger, coordinator of the management program at Cedar Valley, who served as a content expert along with faculty from North Lake. "I am so proud to have been able to work with such a great team of instructional designers at LeCroy and with my management program counterpart at North Lake, Gemmy Allen," Dr. Minger said. "We have all worked very hard to give students the best possible learning experience." Many of those students who were not already at supervisory levels on their jobs were promoted and are scheduled to receive raises. "These results have far exceeded our expectations," added Minger, who said that she's heard from several students about the timeliness and value of the program. "Many are able to put their new knowledge and skills to use immediately at meetings or in interactions with colleagues at work," Dr. Minger said. "They love the fact that the courses require no textbooks. They have commented about how much more they have enjoyed these courses compared to traditional online courses. They enjoy the interactivity and feel more engaged." The winners of the Bellwether Awards will be announced on Jan. 31, 2017, at the conclusion of the Community College Futures Assembly in Orlando, Florida. The finalists will provide an hour-long presentation in front of anonymous judges, and the winners will be chosen based on those presentations and on the supplementary materials they provide. Dr. Minger; Dr. Pamela Quinn, provost and LeCroy Center CEO; Dr. Christa Slejko, North Lake College president; North Lake's Gemmy Allen; Monica Lira Bravo, DCCCD trustee; and Anne Lopez, project director for the Retail Pathways Pilot Initiative at Educate+Innovate, will represent DCCCD at the assembly. Through a partnership with Educate+Innovate, students in the pilot are able to complete the certificate program without incurring tuition or textbook expenses.


Cedar Valley College Wins Two National Awards for Sustainability
Title: Cedar Valley College Wins Two National Awards for Sustainability Modified: 10/12/2016 9:09 AM Body: Dr. Joseph Seabrooks, President, Cedar Valley College; Dr. Maria Boccalandro, Director of the Sustainable Communities Institute; Meghan Fay Zahniser, AASHE's Executive Director (Dallas) – Cedar Valley College has won two awards from two different organizations for its efforts to create sustainable communities. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education announced on Sun., Oct. 9, that Cedar Valley had won the AASHE Campus Sustainability Achievement Award. Separately, the American Association of Community Colleges announced that the college had received the Green Genome Award in the community engagement category. Practicing sustainability in all areas Dr. Maria Boccalandro, director of the Sustainable Communities Institute at Cedar Valley, said the award from AASHE is particularly significant because the college was competing against more than 1,000 two- and four-year institutions, including universities that often have dedicated research groups and more funding. Cedar Valley, she said, won the Achievement Award based on the college’s comprehensive approach to sustainability. "All schools in the Dallas County Community College District have four strategic goals," Boccalandro said. "We added a fifth: sustainability. We embedded sustainability in all other goals: student and employee success; institutional effectiveness; and community engagement." "Our vision is sustainability in practice. We have very concrete practices on campus to become more sustainable. Those practices include quality of life, social justice, efficient buildings and stewardship of our natural environment," Boccalandro added. Boccalandro stated that the college created various sustainability initiatives, including the Green Cord Program, which focuses on embedding sustainability practices throughout the entire curricula – approximately 200 green courses to date. The faculty-led program certifies instructors as "green," and students who take three "green" courses get a green cord when they graduate. "I am delighted to see such distinguished and hard-working sustainability leaders recognized as AASHE Sustainability Award winners," said Meghan Fay Zahniser, AASHE’s executive director. "They are truly pioneering the campus sustainability movement, and their achievements represent big wins for our community." Getting the community involved In addition, the college offers the Living Lab Initiatives, a program led by the American Association of Community Colleges and the Sustainability Education and Economic Development Center. Under this initiative, the Sustainable Communities Institute at Cedar Valley works with faculty and facilities to look for areas where the campus can improve environmentally. Cedar Valley was one of nine colleges that won the Green Genome Award in the community engagement category from AACC, which focuses on economic development within communities. Boccalandro said AACC saw that the college went beyond the curricula and Living Lab Initiatives by involving the region, including southern Dallas and northern Ellis counties. Boccalandro said Cedar Valley and its community partners are actively involved in figuring out how to improve the quality of life in that area and how to prepare people for jobs, particularly in green careers. "We started talking about sustainable development in the region," Boccalandro stated. "And we considered what types of jobs we can leverage in the area to preserve and enhance the environment as well as how to improve clean air and water now and in the future. "The beauty of sustainability is that everybody can participate, whether you’re two years old or 100 years old; whether you have a doctorate or you’re a kindergarten student," said Boccalandro. "It’s about being better stewards of the resources we have." Making sustainability a college effort Boccalandro said sustainability has been a college-wide goal: "We have strong leadership and clear, strategic goals that focus exclusively on sustainability." Dr. Joseph Seabrooks, who became president of Cedar Valley in September, applauded the institution’s sustainability efforts and the awards the school received. "As the new president of Cedar Valley College, I am highly impressed that sustainability has been institutionalized through the vision and leadership displayed over the past several years," Seabrooks said. "These national awards recognize the strong commitment by our campus to a sustainable future and doing the right thing for our students and community. It means the world to us." Boccalandro said the next phase for the school will be to make "sustainability sustainable" and to make Cedar Valley a "net zero" campus. For more information about Cedar Valley’s sustainability projects, send an email to Boccalandro at [email protected]


Information for Former ITT Students
Title: Information for Former ITT Students Expires: 9/20/2016 7:00 PM Modified: 9/13/2016 3:13 PM Body: ATTENTION! Former ITT Students Cedar Valley College may be able to assist with your ongoing education. You are invited to attend a special INFORMATION SESSION at our Lancaster campus. Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 3030 North Dallas Avenue Lancaster, TX 75134 Building L (directly across from the flagpoles) Learn what options are available to you at CVC or other Dallas County Community College District institutions. A wide array of business and technical programs leading to Associate degrees and/or short-term Level 1 certificates, including:      - Business Management      - Computer Information Technology      - Marketing      - Computer Graphics      - Automotive Technology      - Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Manufacturing Technology      - Heating and Air Conditioning Quality education at an affordable cost (less than $60 per credit hour for Dallas County residents) with financial aid and potential scholarships also available. Options include on-campus, online, evening and weekend classes. Also ask about block schedules with preset courses. Acceptance of previous college credits will need to be determined on an individual basis. For more information, contact: Johnathan Moss Senior Advisor Cedar Valley College 972-860-5251 [email protected] For DCCCD information regarding the ITT closure, visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/CD/CESP/Pages/ITT-Students.aspx Note: If you cannot make it on September 20, you are invited to attend regularly scheduled advising sessions at CVC every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Building L.


Late Start Classes
Title: Late Start Classes Modified: 8/17/2016 10:17 AM


CVC Math Improvement/ALEKS
Title: CVC Math Improvement/ALEKS Modified: 8/17/2016 10:18 AM Body: Click above to view the information (PDF file). Attachments: http://www.cedarvalleycollege.edu/Lists/Announcements/Attachments/266/math.jpg


DCCCD students in management program apply job experience for college credit
Title: DCCCD students in management program apply job experience for college credit Modified: 8/5/2016 3:10 PM


Core Curriculum
Title: Core Curriculum Modified: 8/5/2016 3:10 PM


New Career Pathways
Title: New Career Pathways Modified: 8/5/2016 3:10 PM


Pipelines and Pathways/PBI
Title: Pipelines and Pathways/PBI Modified: 8/5/2016 3:10 PM


DCCCD Trustees Approve Appointment of New Cedar Valley College President
Title: DCCCD Trustees Approve Appointment of New Cedar Valley College President Body: (Dallas) – The Dallas County Community College... Modified: 7/1/2016 2:58 PM


Cedar Valley Selected as Finalist for Climate Leadership Awards
Title: Cedar Valley Selected as Finalist for Climate Leadership Awards Modified: 6/24/2016 3:31 PM


Labor Market/Jobs
Title: Labor Market/Jobs Modified: 6/13/2016 11:41 AM


Cedar Valley Applies for Prestigious Aspen Prize
Title: Cedar Valley Applies for Prestigious Aspen Prize Body: ?For the second consecutive time, Cedar Valley College is one of 150 community colleges nationwide to be invited by the Aspen Institute to apply for the prestigious Aspen Prize. A national award that... Modified: 6/13/2016 11:42 AM


TexPREP Begins June 13
Title: TexPREP Begins June 13 Body: Come to PREP and discover, learn, grow, make new friends, prepare for high school, experience college life, and explore possible careers. ... Modified: 6/2/2016 10:21 AM


Pipelines and Pathways
Title: Pipelines and Pathways Modified: 5/18/2016 11:01 AM


Parking Lot Construction
Title: Parking Lot Construction Body: CVC will upgrade the S-1 and S-2 parking lots from asphalt to concrete this summer. The contractor will place fencing around S-1 and the north end of S-2 on Saturday, May 14, 2016. They... Modified: 5/6/2016 10:30 AM


CVC Summer Camps
Title: CVC Summer Camps Modified: 4/28/2016 11:25 AM


Spring 2016 Final Exam Schedule
Title: Spring 2016 Final Exam Schedule Modified: 4/26/2016 11:03 AM


CVC PTK Chapter Named Top 2 in the World for 2016
Title: CVC PTK Chapter Named Top 2 in the World for 2016 Body: For the third consecutive year, the Alpha Zeta Omicron chapter at Cedar Valley College has placed in the top three of all Phi Theta Kappa chapters internationally. The CVC chapter was named first runner-up... Modified: 4/11/2016 2:03 PM


CVC President Receives Educator Award
Title: CVC President Receives Educator Award Body: The Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce will honor Dr. Jennifer Wimbish, president of Cedar Valley College, as its College Educator of the Year during a special ceremony at 2 p.m. April 14 in the Flag Room... Modified: 4/11/2016 2:05 PM