Friday, September 22, 2017

September New Titles at the Rio Salado Library

Cover for DVD: Bronte Sisters.  Image of the three sisters sitting together in a pasture, staring dramatically at the camera.

Check out the latest additions to the Rio Salado Library for Septemeber, including the newly released PBS DVD, To Walk Invisible; a dramatic film chronicling the Brontë sisters extraordinary rise to literary fame in the male-dominated 19th-century world.



This list is updated throughout the month as new books arrive. To view the complete list
of new titles from previous months, please see the Library New Titles Archive.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Successful Students Practice Life Balance!

Image of a group of students taking part in yoga.  In foreground is Splash in exercise gear.  Text: Life Balance

Life​ ​balance​ ​makes​ ​learning​ ​easier!
  • Sleep, eat and exercise
  • Enjoy​ ​extracurricular​ ​activities​ & hobbies
  • Call on your ​counseling​ ​department​​ ​for support

Insights into Rio Salado's Adjunct Faculty Team

snapshot of AACC web page with headline for feature:  Text: A college where adjuncts are not just add-ons.  Image of a teacher standing in front of a classroom.

Rio Salado College is unique in many ways, especially as it relates to the role and impact of adjunct faculty. 

Over the last academic year, Rio Salado had 1,418 adjunct faculty members teaching a total of 10,410 sections of 1,071 different courses with a faculty turnover rate of less than 7 percent from the prior year. How do we do it?

Rio Salado Languages Faculty Chair Angela Felix shared some insights about Rio Salado’s adjunct faculty and how inclusion plays a key role in their success with the American Association of Community Colleges 21st Century Center team. Read now.
“Rio’s adjunct faculty are at the heart and soul of our instructional model," said Felix. "Ultimately, supporting the success of adjunct faculty supports the success of students, and that’s an outcome that benefits us all.”

Find the Super Teacher in You at Free Orientation

male teacher wearing a red cape, standing in front of a chalkboard.  Illustrated comic caption that reads: Super teacher!

Join Rio Salado's Teacher Education team for a free, Teacher-In-Residence orientation session-- so you can discover the super teacher in you!

Rio Salado’s Teacher-In-Residence program provides a convenient and cost-effective way for students and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree to transition into and launch a teaching career—with paid employment opportunities in the classroom— so students can apply what they learn and earn an income while they complete their certification coursework.

illustrated cartoon caption "Super Teacher"Are you ready to follow the callingTake part in one of these upcoming orientation sessions!

October 4, 2017
November 1, 2017
December 6, 2017

All in-person sessions will take place 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Rio Salado Conference Center in Tempe: 2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281.


Virtual sessions will take place 5 - 6:30 p.m Via Skype. Instructions will be provided after registration has been completed.

Register Now:

Eager to learn more now? Call 480-517-8140.

Rio Salado Teacher Preparation Programs are approved by the Arizona State Board of Education and Rio Salado College is a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Improve Safety with RAVE Guardian Mobile App!

Improve Your Safety and Be a Guardian for the Maricopa Community Colleges with the New RAVE Guardian Mobile App and RAVE Alert Text Messaging!

The Maricopa Community Colleges are making a substantial investment to increase security at all of the colleges with the all-new Rave Guardian app.

RAVE Guardian Mobile App
The RAVE Guardian Mobile App is a free service for students, faculty and staff to upload from the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Once you download it to your mobile device, authenticate your account with your employee or student email address, then create a username, password and personal profile.

Rave poster for Guardian.  Text: Download Rave Guardian, Set a Safety Timer, Connect with Your Guardians, Easier Emergency Communication

Once open, Rave Guardian will display a simple interface with six icons:

● Inbox — Manage messages to the District-wide Public Safety communications center
● Guardians — Create a network of guardians looking over you, including family, friends, and others you trust
● Safety Timer — Allows Guardians to access your status and location so they can alert Public Safety if you fail to check in at a designated time
● Send a Tip — See something, say something. Anonymously send messages and photos to Public Safety
● Call Campus Police — Make a one-touch voice call to Campus Public Safety
● Call 9-1-1 — Easy access to a voice call in case of an emergency

RAVE Alert Text Messaging

Rio Salado staff, faculty and students are automatically opted in to receive RAVE Alert Text Messaging about college incidents. Please take the time to confirm that your current mobile phone is listed and that it is tagged as a cell/mobile device to ensure you receive messaging.

Students should use and staff should use HCM to confirm their status and to make updates.

By working together as a community, we can help create the safest possible environment at Rio Salado and the Maricopa Community Colleges.

Questions about RAVE? Don’t hesitate to call on Rio Salado’s Public Safety Office for support: (480) 377-4555.