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.
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.
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 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.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, and men's and women's tennis. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won seven national championships and we have had more than 100 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!
Adjunct Faculty Contracts
Each semester, adjunct faculty members will receive a contract at their home address. This document must be signed and returned to Human Resources by the date provided in the accompanying letter.
Voice Mail and E-mail
Adjunct faculty members should speak with their academic chairs regarding telephone and/or voice mail options and RVC e-mail accounts.
Copy machines are located in or near the Faculty Support Offices (FSO) in each classroom building. You must enter your department code in the machine before it will operate, so be sure to check with the FSO administrative assistant if you do not know the code. The FSO will run copies for you with twenty-four hour advance notice.
Adjunct faculty mailboxes are located in or near the Faculty Support Offices. Please check with your academic chair for the specific location of your mailbox.
Office Space and Office Hours
Adjunct faculty have access to shared office space in all classroom buildings. These areas have copy machines, computers, and telephones for adjunct faculty use. Ask your academic chair for details.
All adjunct faculty are required to hold regular weekly office hours. The minimum requirement is ten minutes for each credit hour. For example, an adjunct who teaches a 3-credit course is required to hold at least 30 minutes of office hours per week. Be sure to include your office hours in your syllabus.
Adjunct Faculty Institute
The AFI is a comprehensive professional development program for part time instructors. The AFI is grounded in research-based pedagogy, convenient, accessible, and immediately applicable to the physical or digital classroom. All coursework will be conducted on weekends, in the evenings, or via distance learning. There is a minimum of thirty program hours, but instructors have discretion to develop their courses to best meet the needs of participants. Such curriculum detail could entail blended delivery (face to face and online coursework) and multiple class sessions. That is, instead of meeting for one three-hour block, the instructor may determine that three, one-hour classes would better fulfill the learning objectives.
The goal of the AFI is to provide Rock Valley College's part time faculty with the tools and resources they need for teaching and learning excellence.
Participants who successfully complete the AFI will be able to:
·apply adult learning principles, brain research, and instructional design models to their curricula;
·use classroom technology effectively;
·manage the classroom environment, including student conduct;
·employ proven assessment and evaluation techniques to enhance learning.
After an adjunct faculty member successfully completes the AFI, certified by the ATLE coordinator, he/she will receive an additional $25.00 per credit hour for each class he/she teaches for RVC.
For more information, contact Susan Busenbark, Dean of Academic Development and Instructional Support, via e-mail (S.Busenbark@RockValleyCollege.edu).