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.
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?
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.
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!
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 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
More faculty resources are available on EAGLE (http://eagle.rockvalleycollege.edu), in the RVC Faculty Group. All full-time and adjunct faculty have access to it. Log in using your RVC ID and password.
Today's generation for students "relate best to curriculum when instructors incorporate the medium that captivates them the most —video and audio — to help translate abstract concepts or events into their reality" (The Value of Video in the Classroom. NEA. Online August 21, 2007)
Below are links to a few instructional resources for video:
Released in 1994, Power of One, combines evocative visuals with a moving original score by Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer. It features historical and contemporary persons who have impacted the world to illustrate that each of us, working individually or as a group, can make a difference.
The National Holocaust Museum Film and Video Archive includes 420 hours of motion picture footage (primarily from the 1920s to 1948). Here students can view video of large crowds gathered for Adolf Hitler's arrival at the Nazi party rally in Nuremberg, Germany (September 1937) as well as attacks against Jewish property and family life.
A library of more than 1,400 video clips enables students to experience America's wilderness.
Hear the words that changed the world.
Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video version of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
YouTube for scientists
YouTube for teacher
The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
Steps to Podcasting
Step 1. Learn about podcasting. Peruse the various links on this page for articles, best practices, and tutorials or contact ATLE, for a consultation meeting.
Step 2. Request your iTunes U Course (link to the right)
Step 3. Record your audio podcast using any number of methods (link to various tutorials to the right).
Step 4. Publish your podcast to iTunesU using your RVC Employee ID, iTunes, and the simple web tools and links provided to you when you request the iTunesU Course.
Tools & Tutorials Steps
The Only required tools necessary is some means of capturing/editing audio and connectivity for publishing online. Below are a few tutorials on various applications used in podcasting:
Publishing to iTunesU
New Course Request
Loading to iTunes U
Managing Your iTunes U Podcast
RVC-Specific Podcast Information
History of the Byzantine Empire Lars Brownworth Stony Brook HS
Computer Science E-1: Understanding Computers and the Internet David Malan Harvard
Active Learning with PowerPoint U of MN Tutorial
Electronic Plagiarism: Anti-Plagiarism Tools American Univ. of Beirut