Archive | October 8, 2012

Faculty Focus Seminar Series a Success

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is proud to report the success of the first seminar in the fall 2012 Faculty Focus seminar series: Course Design for New and Seasoned Faculty. This first seminar featured Associate Professor of Geography Barbara Crain (LO) leading a discussion that looked at the big questions of […]

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Classroom Assessment Techniques: Methods to Evaluate and Improve Student Learning

The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (OIRPA) presents CATS, a 90-minute workshop on Classroom Assessment Techniques. “Classroom Assessment is a simple method faculty can use to collect feedback, early and often, on how well their students are learning what they are being taught. The purpose of classroom assessment is to provide faculty and […]

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Ed Anderson Honored by VCTM

The Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (VCTM) honored former Math Professor Edward Anderson by dedicating its spring 2012 magazine to him. Anderson’s photo appears on the front cover and a full-page of memories is included in the magazine. Anderson began his NOVA career as an adjunct at the Manassas Campus and became a full-time […]

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ELI Students Receive Semmler Scholarships

Professor Richard Semmler was joined by Extended Learning Institute (ELI) faculty and staff on Friday, September 14 for the Semmler Scholarship award ceremony. Semmler established these scholarships, each worth $500, to award ELI students who have been recognized by their ELI faculty members for academic excellence. This year’s recipients are Bouchre Ezzine, Michelle Benko, Shawn […]

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Annandale Campus Starts NOVA’s First Toastmasters Club

On September 12, the Oral Communication Center at the Annandale Campus held a Toastmasters International Demonstration Meeting. Toastmasters International is a worldwide organization focused on developing leadership and public speaking skills. More than 30 people attended, including three members of the local Northern Virginia Toastmasters community: President of George Mason University Toastmasters Club Amy Brener, […]

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Alexandria Campus Hispanic Heritage Events

The Alexandria Campus International Studies Committee proudly presents Hispanic Heritage Month events. All events are free and open to everyone. All events will take place on the Alexandria Campus in the Bisdorf Building (AA) located 3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22311-5097. Special thanks for the funding of these events by the Alexandria Campus Provost […]

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Achieving the Dream Brown Bag Session at Manassas Highlights Honors Program

The Manassas Campus is hosting a Brown Bag series that highlights important issues for faculty, staff and students. On Tuesday, October 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Howsmon 110G, the series will feature an Honors workshop for full time faculty and adjuncts. During the session, Dr. Rebecca Hayes and Dr. Anitza SanMiguel will […]

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ELI Offers TOTAL Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces a new series of professional development workshops for NOVA faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses.  The workshops were developed by the VCCS TOTAL (Topics in Online Teaching and Learning) project.  See the project website for descriptions of the workshops. The content and style of […]

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CETL Faculty Focus Series on Course Design for New and Seasoned Faculty

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is very proud to announce its inaugural semester-long Faculty Focus Series for Fall 2012: Course Design for New and Seasoned Faculty. Current research on undergraduate education asks faculty to diminish the dependence on lecture and to make our courses learning-centered. This is easier said than done, […]

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Virginia Rood Pates Ceramics Exhibition at Annandale

You are invited to an art exhibition of ceramics by Virginia Rood Pates at the Annandale Campus, CM Building in the upper level hallway. Exhibit details are: Dirty Clay: 2008-2012 Biloxi, Mississippi Santa Rosalia and Punto Chivato, Baja California Sur, Mexico Sedona, Jerome, Clarkdale & Oracle, Arizona The pieces on exhibit were produced over a […]

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VCCS Fellowship, Professors, and Sabbatical Programs Available

NOVA faculty have consistently distinguished themselves by winning the top teaching awards. This year the college nominees for the prestigious SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award are Callan Bentley, Rebecca Kamen, Robert Bausch and Jane Serbousek. It is time now for eligible faculty to consider applying for three other opportunities. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave […]

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Flyers: October 8, 2012

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