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Rio Salado’s Teacher-In-Residence (TIR) intern program provides a convenient and cost-effective way for students and working professionals with a bachelor’s degree to transition into a K-12 teaching career.
Through paid employment opportunities in the classroom, students can earn an income while completing the certification coursework. The program can be completed in two years.
Rio Salado has decided on a new mascot-- The Rio Waves! Now it's time to help us name it!
We’re seeking a name that represents our unique brand as pioneers, relates to our name – Rio Salado (Salt River), and represents us as a college that finds innovative solutions and cuts through barriers.
The mascot represents educational access for all through flexibility, adaptability, affordability and accountability.
The Rio Wave is gender-neutral, friendly, helpful, and most of all serves as an ambassador for all Rio students, staff and faculty.
Please submit your gender-neutral name suggestion for our new mascot to: email@example.com by midnight, April 20.
Visit this RioNews blog for additional details and back story about our mascot search and visit this web page for the latest updates.
Rio Commencement Tuesday, May 5, 2014
400 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Rio HSE Graduation Monday, May 21, 2014
Orangewood Nazarene Church
7510 N 27th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85051
Gowns, Caps & Tassels
Graduates participating in the commencement ceremony must wear the official RSC blue gown, cap and 2015 tassel. The $25 commencement fee includes the cost of these items, as well as a diploma cover.
Students can claim their cap and gown between April 8 and May 4, 2015, at the Rio Salado College Tower Building in Tempe during regular business hours. Caps and gowns will not be available onsite. For more information contact Eric Wibbing at 480-517-8156 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos, DVDs and MCTV Grad Images will be taking photos during Commencement, which you can purchase online a few weeks after the ceremony. We will provide updates as soon as we know they're ready.
Rio Salado staff photographers will also be taking photos, which we will post to our Facebook page for you to upload and tag.
You will also have an opportunity to purchase a DVD copy of the Commencement and Graduation ceremonies. DVD sales will take place at the events. Cost is $20 and must be paid at the time the order is placed.
MCTV Cox Channel 115 will be videotaping the ceremonies for broadcast, which will be sometime in late May or June.
We encourage you to share your graduation stories.
The City of Mesa is working to address veteran homelessness so the Councilmembers visited the EVVEC to determine if the city could help provide wrap-around resources and services that could augment their initiative.
Pictured above: City of Mesa Councilmen Kevin Thompson (right) and Chris Glover (center) tour the EVVEC with Site Coordinator, Troy Friedman (right).
Rio Salado College is a leading provider of online learning in Maricopa County, and will soon be serving a broader student base thanks to a new partnership between the Tempe-based college and the World Education Group.
The World Education Group recruits foreign students who are interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in the United States through its American University Pathway Program (AUPP).
“Rio Salado pursued this partnership to reach out to international students and provide educational opportunities for those in underserved areas,” said Dr. Jennifer McGrath, Rio Salado’s Vice President for Academic Affairs.
While in their home countries, students can earn up to 30 credits of general education studies online with Rio Salado. The students then have the option of taking more classes in person at a Maricopa Community College and transferring to a four-year institution, or transferring directly to an American university.
"Taking their first year of courses online with Rio Salado allows international students the time to get their affairs in order and prepare for moving to the United States while still earning college credit,” McGrath said.
Another benefit to students is cost savings. International students who remain in their home countries and take online classes through Rio Salado for the first two years can save thousands of dollars in tuition, and room and board fees.
“Online classes offer affordability because students don’t have expenses related to on-campus housing and living,” McGrath said.
AUPP operates centers in many countries, so international students have the benefit of a local learning community. Their “full-support learning” model provides mentoring, tutoring, advising, registration and application assistance to ensure student success before relocation to the United States.
During this time, Rio Salado College staff will work hand in hand with AUPP mentors to ensure a smooth advisement and registration process.
"International students can expect the same level of service and support as our students within the United States,” McGrath said. “They will receive the same quality online education which will prepare them for further studies when they arrive.”
AUPP targets high school graduates and senior-level students who have strong academic records and advanced English skills.
Once enrolled, students begin their college coursework with an online orientation followed by an English class. They can then choose from a list of 15-16 course options.
Because Rio Salado College has articulation agreements with 40+ universities nationwide, students can seamlessly transfer their credits toward a bachelor’s degree program.
This story can also be found in the April 11, 2015 edition of the
Tempe Republic. By Mira Radovich, Communications Coordinator at Rio
Please note, international students can register directly with Rio Salado College. Visit this web page for more details about programs and services available to international students.
One of the biggest struggles students face is managing note taking while their instructor is lecturing. Is it necessary to write down every word? Can one pay attention and write at the same time? Can the instructor just hand out his/her notes?
In short: No. Yes. Absolutely not.
The biggest key to capturing the most important information in a lecture is by preparing beforehand. Believe it or not, there’s something to those colorful, expensive rectangles you are lugging around in your backpack.
First, those textbooks can do so much more for you than act as paperweights. Second, those reading assignments given by your instructor are not just archaic torture devices.
In all seriousness, completing reading assignments before class (rather than during and/or after)will do the best job of preparing you for taking notes.
Think of the reading as a movie preview—reading gives you an idea of what your instructor will be discussing in class and it allows you to anticipate which information is most important.
Most instructors are not going to spend class retelling what is in the book, so if it is mentioned in the book and again in class this is a sign from the testing gods that the information is important.
The reading provides a roadmap for what is key information, but instructors typically have lots of ways they are subtly cluing students into potential test questions.
The least subtle clue is when instructors write information on the board, put information in a Power Point presentation, or display the information in some way for the entire class to see. Things like changing voice inflection, vigorous hand gestures, or varying facial expressions can be more subtle, but still very important clues.
Most instructors have developed a pattern with such things and resourceful students can pick up those patterns within a few weeks of class starting.
Finally, adopt a positive position when it comes to taking notes. Look at it as a way to help you stay engaged with your instructor as well as the material during those extremely rare moments of boredom.
Part two of Taking Notes from Live Lectures will include tools that can be implemented immediately—and none of them involve recording the lecture!