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The Foundation

In 1987, the college was founded on a strong student and employee development philosophy utilizing a rich technological environment.  PVCC was an early leader in this new way of thinking about the teaching and learning relationship.  Several of the key concepts included:

Student Development:

Student development is a dynamic active learning process that challenges students to become more self-directed.
The learning process is concerned with all the aspects of the student’s development, often referred to as educating the “whole student.
Students enter the learning process at varying points, they learn at different rates and through a variety of methods.
Learning can and should occur anywhere on the college campus.
All college employees contribute to student development.
Planning efforts should be on assessing needs, developing strategies to achieve results, and student learning outcomes.

Employee Development:

Quality of student’s education depends significantly on the quality of all employees.
All members of the institution must feel valued and be given an opportunity to grow.
The employee development program is designed to foster personal and professional development among all college employees.