In the real world, experience matters. In the classroom, real-world experience matters.
“Having worked in two different states in two completely different environments, I’ve seen the urban issues as well as the rural issues,” Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley says on teaching students about the causes of crime and how to deal with it. “I bring to the class real-life examples of how this causation works. I can render some fact-based opinions as opposed to anecdotal or strictly text book opinions on things and I can give real-world examples.”
With twelve academic centers, hundreds of online courses, and programs designed specifically for businesses and high schools, it’s well understood that CCV serves the communities of Vermont in many ways. But what some may not realize that CCV’s faculty bring community expertise into the classroom to enrich the student experience, and Hanley is just one example of that.