Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 13 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
Master Course Syllabus Review/Mapping Templates and assessment methods for courses being assessed in calendar year 2014 were due on March 1, 2014. Faculty should already have collected assessment data from Spring 2014 courses. Contact RVC-Research for questions about what to do with these assessment results.
Course assessment results should be used to inform program/discipline assessment. Additional resources are available on the Program/Discipline Assessment web page.
Program reviews for FY2015 are due to Vice Presidents on April 1, 2015. The areas under review this year include Building Construction Certificates, Sustainable Building Science, Sustainable Energy Systems, Nursing Programs, Nurse's Aide and CNA Certificates, Marketing Certificates, Humanities and Fine Arts, Theater Major Courses, Vocational Skills - Continuing Professional Development (Business, Computer, Education, Health, Technology), Business Professional Institute (BPI), and Financial Aid.
A roll-out meeting for those who will be engaged in program review will be held in October.
Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLO)
The new ISLO are being rolled out to students in Summer/Fall 2014. All course objectives must be aligned to the revised ISLO using the new Master Course Syllabus Template before syllabi are distributed to students in academic year 2014-2015.
Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP)
The CAAP is a nationally-normed standardized test produced by ACT. RVC uses the Critical Thinking module, which aligns with the ISLO for Analytic Reasoning. CAAP is administered by the Office of Institutional Research in odd calendar years. Results from Spring 2013 were reported in the July 2013 Assessment for Student Learning Key Performance Indicator Report. The next scheduled administration is Spring 2015. Classes will be selected randomly for participation.