Category Archives: Education: Research and Reflection

September NISOD Webinar: Are You Ready to Flip

NISOD is the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, and NOVA is a member college.  There are […]

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NISOD Benefits! Innovation Abstracts

  NISOD is the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, and NOVA is a member college.  There […]

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What students want; what we value — a perspective.

By Gillian Backus, CETL Faculty Associate, Associate Professor of Biology, Loudoun. http://www.slate.com/articles/life/education/2014/08/the_best_teachers_and_professors_resemble_parental_figures_they_provide.html?wpsrc=sh_all_mob_em_top “Students crave emotional mentorship from their […]

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CETL Reports: Jeanette Norden’s Keynote: Creating a Safe, Natural Critical Learning Environment.

At  NOVA’s convocation today, Dr. Norden let us in on the following  10 secrets to control the only […]

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Understanding Grade Inflation

Understanding Grade Inflation (By Stephen Clarke) According to the New York Times article “Want a Higher GPA? Go […]

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Faculty Teaching Faculty

A few weeks ago, I gave a presentation at the 2012 Virginia Community College Association’s annual conference. I […]

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Mindfulness in Education

Students have a lot going on. Most are balancing fifteen or more credits, working 20-40 hours per week, […]

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Education in Change

Recently I went to the SLOAN C/MERLOT conference and I was truly enlightened by the speakers who opened […]

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PowerPoint: Who’s using who?

Where a decade ago, it was the rare instructor who sometimes used PowerPoint slides in class to show […]

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Assessment Guidelines

In an article on classroom assessment techniques from the web, www2.honolulu.hawaii.edu/facdev/guidebk/teachtip/m-files/m-asses1.htm  several points really made sense to me.  […]

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