Affordable College Textbooks Act

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin of Illinois and Al Franken of Minnesota have introduced legislation called the Affordable College Textbook Act with the goal of making college textbooks affordable and openly available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Bill S.1704 does 5 things, according to Senator Durbin’s press release: Creates a grant program to support pilot programs at colleges and universities to […]

» Read more

Carol Childress Scholarship Fund

A few weeks ago, VCCS  colleague Carol Childress passed away unexpectedly. Her death is a significant loss for the VCCS, both in the Information Technology Services unit where she worked as well as in the rest of the community college system. Carol assisted with enterprise and other centralized technology systems. She was close to fulfilling 30 years of state service, […]

» Read more