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Volume 2, Issue 25:  October 2021

College Submits Accreditation Follow-Up Report


Moreno Valley College submitted its accreditation follow-up report in response to an Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) compliance finding with respect to distance education and Instructor Initiated Regular and Substantive Interaction with students (RSI). The 11-page report was reviewed via College and District governance, prior to delivering it to ACCJC this month.
While the ACCJC, Western Association of Schools and Colleges reaffirmed the College’s accreditation at its June 10-12 meeting, the ACCJC required a follow-up report on compliance issues with the Commission Policy on Distance and Correspondence Education and Standard II.A.7.

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College Breaks Ground on 
Education Building at BCTC


Moreno Valley College celebrated the groundbreaking of the Education Building at the Ben Clark Training Center. The facility will be the final fully constructed building from RCCD's Measure C bond monies. The single-story, 17,000-plus-square-foot building will house student services as well as classrooms and labs, and offices for EMT, paramedic, administration of justice, and fire programs.

Moreno Valley College Awarded a
$5 Million Title III Grant


Moreno Valley College received a second Title III grant, the latest for $5 million. The College's winning proposal, Experiential Learning: Closing the STEM Talent Gap, will address education delivery techniques with the goal of increasing transfer opportunities for Hispanic and low-income STEM students.

Experiential learning is defined as the process of learning through experience, such as hands-on understanding. Through experiential learning the institution aims to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students who attain degrees in STEM by utilizing the versatility of experiential learning to develop an array of applied learning options that foster student interest and enrollment, improve student success, and facilitate degree completion and transfer.

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Welcome Center Ribbon Cutting Scheduled


Moreno Valley College will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, December 9, for the recently completed Welcome Center at 9 am. The Welcome Center was funded by the communities’ 2004 Measure C bond initiative which provided $350 million for the acquisition, improvement, renovation and construction of facilities across the District. 
With the bond funds, the District has built 15 new facilities, demolished five existing facilities, 10 system upgrade projects were completed, eight major modernization of existing facilities were finalized, over 200,000 square feet of facility space was added, two parking lot projects were completed, seven site improvements for accessibility were completed, and finally, five buildings received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification. Hundreds of local and non-local companies were hired.  
Recently, Moreno Valley College completed two construction projects — the Welcome Center, a $14 million single-story building that houses enrollment services and other student services divisions on the main campus; and at Ben Clark Training Center a 3,642-square-foot correctional scenario training building with six realistically scaled cells and operable security doors, a day room, intake area, and control room. That project was constructed using Measure C and Strong Workforce funds, and a Title V grant from the Department of Education. It was completed at a cost of $3 million.
The College also recently broke ground on an education building at Ben Clark Training Center, the last fully funded construction project paid for by Measure C monies. When completed, the 17,000-square-foot facility will serve as administrative offices for the school of Public Safety as well as provide lecture rooms for the Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Technology, and Paramedic programs.
All in all, over 70 projects were funded under Measure C, resulting in quality facilities to further the mission of meeting the higher education needs for the communities served by RCCD colleges.
The Welcome Center ribbon cutting ceremony will include remarks from District and College leadership and live music performances.

TRIO Snags Grant to Further the Trajectory of Students

Moreno Valley College’s office of TRIO Programs was awarded a Community Impact Grant from Inland SoCal United Way. The $5,000 grant will provide support for TRIO’s Make Your Vision Count - College and Career Connections Project.
The Make Your Vision Count - College and Career Connections (MyVC) Project will target local middle school and high school students and seeks to create a multi-generational, college-going culture to change the economic trajectory of individuals from low- to moderate-income communities. The project also seeks to break generational cycles of poverty through education while helping grow and strengthen the local and regional economy through investment in and development of a workforce that is prepared to meet the increasing needs in healthcare, STEAM, logistics, technology/sustainability, public service, and entrepreneurship.
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Classified Professionals Asked to Complete State Needs Assessment Survey

The California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO), in partnership with the California Community College Classified Senate (4CS) and California School Employees Association (CSEA), is inviting classified professionals to complete a needs assessment to gauge the professional development needs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  
As the agency develops a more inclusive professional development plan, the CCCCO wants input from classified professionals for the design and implementation of DEI-related professional development intended to support them in their role.  This voluntary needs assessment will take 14 minutes to complete and will close on November 5 at 5 pm. Classified professionals are encouraged to complete the assessment so that your voice is heard. 
Click here to launch the need assessment survey. Responses are anonymous to the Chancellor's Office. By taking this survey, participants are agreeing to participate in the evaluation research. Please email Madeleine R. Kerrick, Ph.D., evaluation director at EdInsights, with questions or concerns.

Giving Week Looks to Advance Knowledge, Transform Lives


Proceeds from this year’s Giving Week effort (November 1-5) will provide funding for a paramedic simulation center and increase the student scholarship/emergency fund. College leadership, in conjunction with the Riverside Community College District Foundation office, is looking to exceed the $30,000 mark in celebration of the campus turning 30 years old this past March.

The Foundation is soliciting sponsors; please contact the Foundation office at (951) 222-8626 or by email.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted many community activities however, I hope the community and local businesses understand that we remain dedicated to advancing knowledge and transforming lives of Valley residents,” Robin Steinback, Ph.D., president, said. “The more support we can provide the further we can advance learning for Valley residents."
“With the help of our communities we can ensure residents achieve their dreams.”
The College thanks the 2021 Giving Week sponsors.

Takes All of Us to Keep Cyber Criminals Offline


October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Each year, the demand for technology increases in scope and speed. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are keeping pace, infiltrating accounts, devices, and systems to seek monetary gain. 

While the District technology teams work diligently behind the scenes to secure devices and systems, employees control the digital key. In fact, “human error was a major contributing cause in 95 percent of breaches,” according to the IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index Report. 

In 2021, the most frequent attack vectors were compromised credentials. Business Email Compromise (BEC) was responsible for only four percent of breaches but had the highest average total cost at $5.01 million. The second costliest initial attack vector was phishing ($4.65 million), followed by malicious insiders ($4.61 million), social engineering ($4.47 million), and compromised credentials ($4.37 million), according to the IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report.
Cybercriminals operate like any business, with organizational structure and goals, even with customer service staff to help victims pay ransom via cryptocurrency.
RCCD’s Information Technology department will publish voluntary cybersecurity trainings; please be on the lookout and participate.
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