RCC’s George Pate to present at National Conference in Oregon
George Pate, the lead instructor for the Accounting and Finance program at Robeson Community College, has been selected to give a presentation at the 2023 TACTYC (Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges) National Conference in Portland, OR. The conference will take place in May.
“We know our subject matter and we know how to teach it, but how can faculty maintain or improve student retention and success in their online classes? When the pandemic hit in early 2020, schools began suspending traditional face-to-face classes, shifting instead to online distance learning. Many institutions and faculty simply were not prepared. When will the next shift to online learning occur?” Pate asks.
The bottom line?
“Distance learning is not going away… Communication with students that is clear, professional, and in the correct tone will help student retention and success.”
In addition to being a lead faculty member, Pate was also recently named the coordinator of apprenticeship programs at RCC.
“I’m grateful for the chance to advance the apprenticeship program,” stated Pate. “On-the-job training is invaluable, with students being able to earn journeyman certification, apprenticeships can open up so many doors… I hope to provide as many work-based learning opportunities as possible for students”