The Virginian-Pilot Endorses VCCS Faculty Diversity Efforts

Describing Virginia’s Community Colleges as, “adept at predicting what their students will need to be successful and at aggressively pursuing those goals,” The Virginian-Pilot endorsed the Chancellor’s Graduate Student Fellowship program in an editorial.

Diverse educational institutions encourage critical thinking and teach students to succeed in a variety of situations. In a nutshell, diversity is good for learning.

Virginia’s community colleges have always been adept at predicting what their students will need to be successful and at aggressively pursuing those goals. It’s no surprise that they are taking the lead now on this valuable initiative.

The fellowship is part of an effort to diversify the teaching faculty at Virginia’s Community Colleges.  You can read more about it’s recent expansion to attract working professionals in this VaHigherEd.com post.

You can also learn more about the fellowship and hear from some students who have gone through it and a mentoring instructor working on it in Episode #16 of the VaHigherEd podcasting series.

Posted by Jeff Kraus

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