Thursday, October 19, 2017

My.Maricopa SIS Outage Oct. 21-22

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The My.Maricopa Student Center will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance beginning 5 p.m., Sat., Oct. 21 until 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 22. 

The following online student services are unavailable during this time:
  • Maricopa Enterprise ID account creation
  • Enrollment for classes
  • Grade reports
  • Transcripts
  • Financial aid information
  • Student message center

Your student email, Canvas and RioLearn portals will still be available.

Visit this web page for the latest updates.

We appreciate your patience during this time.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Speak Up & Out Against Contract Cheating!

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We all know cheating is wrong. While there are no excuses and the consequences are great, the stress and pressures of school can make it tempting and sometimes irresistible for students.

Most of us are familiar with cheat sheets and copying homework, but there’s a new kind of cheating called Contract Cheating.

Contract Cheating is a “form of academic dishonesty where students get academic work completed on their behalf, which they then submit for academic credit [and/or advantage] as if they created it themselves,” according to www.contractcheating.com.

Examples of contract cheating include:
  • purchasing an assignment from an online site
  • sharing answers to an assignment on a file sharing site
  • posting or purchasing answers to an exam, assignment, or other assessed work
  • paying someone to write a test or exam

Speak Up & Out! 
Rio Salado student Lori Beasley
Rio Salado encourages students to practice academic integrity and ethics in their studies and to take a stand against cheating on Oct. 18, International Day Against Contract Cheating, by sharing a selfie with our Facebook and Twitter fans, with a statement that completes this sentence:

“I don’t contract cheat because ___________.”


Include others in the conversation by using hashtags #RioSaladoCollege #defeatthecheat #excelwithintegrity.

Rio Salado is a proud member of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), which is leading the International Day Against Contract Cheating effort.

Learn more about Contract Cheating by visiting contractcheating.weebly.com, www.contractcheating.com or contacting Rio Salado’s Academic Integrity team academic.integrity@riosalado.edu.

Rio Salado wants you to succeed. We encourage you to take advantage of our Resources for Academic Success toolbox, Student Success videos, Tutoring services and Counseling teams.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Rio Salado Hosts Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Conference Oct. 25

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Rio Salado College is hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Conference at the Rio Salado Conference CenterOct. 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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In partnership with community advocates to end domestic violence and sexual assault, conference presenters will address violence against women, teens and men.

The conference sessions will educate attendees about the types of domestic violence, root causes, prevention, defensive training, resources, the role of law enforcement and family advocacy, teen dating abuse and a segment on the arts and healing.

Free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Conference Agenda

9 a.m – 10:30 a.m.
Topic: Why Don’t They Just Leave?

Presenter: Doreen Nicholas, Arizona Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Topic: Root Causes - Why Domestic Violence Happens

Presenter: Donna Bartos, Bloom365
This is an interactive session

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Topic: The Role of Law Enforcement and Family Advocacy

Presenter: Detective Deb Taylor, Phoenix Police Department

1:45 – 3 p.m.
Topic: Self-Protection Techniques

Presenter: Adam Thompson, Universal Wellness
Dress comfortably

3:30 – 5 p.m.
Topic: Healing Through the Arts

Presenter: Rio Salado College Student Support Specialist Jenita Landrum
This is an interactive session. Counselors will be available.

This event is sponsored by Dr. Wanda Tucker, Faculty Chair-Psychology Department and the Rio Salado Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. Please contact Dr. Tucker if you have any questions: 480-517-8268, wanda.tucker@riosalado.edu.

Successful Students Meet with their Advisors


Schedule a meet with your advisor regularly to get help with:

• Planning for your next semester
• Updating your educational plan
• Mapping out your career goals

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Are You Bound for ASU, NAU or UofA? Apply for Earn to Learn Transfer Program!

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If your goal is to transfer to a four-year college or university and save money, Maricopa Community Colleges has an exciting new program to help make this happen called: Earn to Learn.

Earn to Learn will give you the financial assistance you need if you are planning to transfer to Arizona State University (ASU), The University of Arizona (UA), and Northern Arizona University (NAU).

You can potentially receive up to $4,500 toward educational expenses and financial literacy skills!

You will benefit most from this program if you are considering attending ASU. Over 70 percent of the students who transfer from Maricopa Community Colleges select ASU.

ASU is committed to ensuring that you will benefit from this program. In fact, they are so dedicated that they are sending Earn to Learn ambassadors to your college to share this great opportunity so that everyone can be in the know about Earn to Learn.

ASU is currently accepting applications for students entering ASU in Fall 2018. The pre-application deadline to apply is Nov. 8, 2017.

News courtesy of the Maricopa Community Colleges

It Pays to Apply for MCCCDF Scholarships. Deadline is Oct. 15!

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Last call! The deadline for Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation scholarships is Oct. 15!

Apply now: mcccdf.academicworks.com

Do the math. It Pays to Apply!

The streamlined process, which only requires one general application, will make it well worth your time! Don't discount those small scholarships. The few hours you spend on a scholarship application will be a good investment. At the very least, you'll gain valuable practice at mastering the application process.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Attend Free Career & Resource Fair Oct. 28!

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Join the Maricopa Community Colleges and City of Phoenix - My Brother's Keeper for a free Career & Resource Fair at Phoenix College, Sat., Oct. 28, 12-4 p.m.

  • Meet with representatives from all 10 Maricopa Community Colleges 
  • Take advantage of free workshops for parents and students
  • Get enrollment help from admissions and financial aid experts 
  • Learn about college and community resources available to help students succeed
  • Explore the many certificate and degree programs available to students

Register now: maricopa.edu/explore

Free and open to the public.