The 10th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference: Call for Proposals and Call for Volunteers

Northern Virginia Community College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is proud to announce the 10th annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference

Annandale Campus –  January 7th and 8th.

This conference is by faculty and for faculty and proudly showcases the many and impressive talents of our teaching facultyand staff.   This year’s theme Bridges:  Connecting Our Past and Our Future speaks to the many changes that are entering our teaching practices and to NOVA’s upcoming 50th anniversary.   We are very pleased to invite the faculty of Goucher College this year.

You are cordially invited to submit a presentation proposal for the conference.   Please share your tips, research, knowledge and expertise  focused on effective pedagogical practices for higher education.    Presentation sessions of several different types, training sessions and poster sessions are available.  Please see the full call here (click the Proposal tab).

The call for volunteers is also open.   PUP’s success is very dependent on great conference volunteers!   Please consider volunteering.  If you have volunteered before, we welcome you back.  If you are new to volunteering at PUP, we welcome you with one of the great CETL fleece vests.  Volunteer here (click the Volunteers tab).

Contact:

Cindy Miller, Acting CoordinatorCenter for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Associate Professor, BiologyNorthern Virginia Community Collegehttp://blogs.nvcc.edu/cetl/ https://twitter.com/NOVA_CETL http://www.nvcc.edu/cetl

Do you know a colleague who is a super professor? If so, please let us know who that faculty member is so that we can honor him or her with  the CETL Super Professor Recognition.   Just send an e-mail to CETL@nvcc.edu. No self-nominations, please.  Office: (703)  764-7386  Fax: (703) 425-5232

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Adjunct Success Strategy Groups starting soon

Success Strategy Groups will be starting up soon at NOVA’s Loudoun campus.  These groups will meet once a month for an hour for the months of September, October, November, January, February, March and April.  The start dates and times are listed below along with the name and email address of the facilitators for each of the groups.  We are starting an online Success Strategy group through Blackboard this year, so if none of the face-to-face times work with your schedule, or if you simply prefer an online group, you have that option as well.

For a chance to receive a $25.00 Barnes and Noble gift card, please plan on attending the first meeting of the group of your choice in September.

Online group beginning week of Sept 22 – 25 through Blackboard.  If interested, please email your Blackboard user name to Nick Zefran nzefran@nvcc.edu

Monday,  Sept. 22 at 9:30 am in LC 235 – facilitated by Susan Cox scox@nvcc.edu and Sam Chaudhuri schaudhuri@nvcc.edu

Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 11:30 am in LC 235  - facilitated by Fabiana Cesa fcesa@nvcc.edu

Tuesday,  Sept. 16 at 7:00 pm in LC 235 – facilitated by Mathina Calliope mcalliope@nvcc.edu

Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 5:00 pm in LC 235 – facilitated by Mike Maggio mmaggio@nvcc.edu

Thursday,  Sept. 25 at 1:00 pm in LC 235 – facilitated by Tom Gutnick tgutnick@nvcc.edu

Thursday,  Sept. 25 at 5:30 pm in LC 235 – facilitated by Patti Dickinson pdickinson@nvcc.edu 

Ø  A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO INFORMALLY GET TOGETHER WITH OTHER FACULTY ACROSS THE ENTIRE CAMPUS

Ø  BE EXPOSED TO APPLIED AND TESTED STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS

Ø  SHARE YOUR OWN STRATEGIES , QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

Ø  BENEFIT FROM SMALL GROUP FEEDBACK WITH YOUR FELLOW LOUDOUN COLLEAGUES

Ø  ENJOY THE RICHNESS OF INTERACTION WITH A BLEND OF EXPERIENCED, DEVELOPING AND NEW ADJUNCT FACULTY

Ø  FACILITATED BY YOUR FELLOW ADJUNCTS – EXPERIENCED AND TRAINED TO DO A GREAT JOB

Success Strategy groups will meet once a month during the 3rd full week of the month.  Each session lasts for one hour with the option of coming a little early or staying a little late to make more time to chat, while still keeping the hour focused.  For those who can’t meet face-to-face for a meeting, we also have a new online Success Strategy group option.

Topics of discussion will be launched from a professional development book chosen by your group.  Some topics you can look forward to exploring may include:

     Today’s College Students:  age factors affecting perspective and learning styles

     Strategic Course Planning:  resources and designing an effective course

     Launching Your Course Effectively:  first impressions, setting the tone, and whetting their appetites

     Managing the Context of Your Course:  organization, communication, and handling disruptions

     Instructor-Directed Learning Methods:  strategic use of lecture, video and more

     Student-Driven Learning Methods:  active and experiential learning

     Infusing Technology into Your Teaching:  leveraging the learning resources available via technology

     Managing the Examination Process:  qualities of an effective examination

     Alternative Methods of Assessing Student Learning

     Bringing Your Course to an Effective Conclusion:  effective end of semester class meetings

     Managing your teaching career:  developing a master strategy

 Please feel free to contact me or any of the facilitators with any questions you may have.  We are looking forward to a good year of having the Loudoun adjunct faculty benefit from the professional development experience of our Success Strategy Groups.

Sandi Nicholson, Assistant Dean

NOVA’s Loudoun campus

703-450-2613

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NOVA and the World Workshop Series

NOVA and the World Workshop Series

NOVA and the World Workshop Series

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CETL’s Teaching Institute

CETL’s Teaching Institute, Faculty Focus Series, Teaching Squares, and Faculty Learning Communities — All starting soon. Please register now!

CETL Programs and Events

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Success Strategy Groups

Success Strategy Groups

  • A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO INFORMALLY GET TOGETHER WITH OTHER FACULTY ACROSS THE ENTIRE CAMPUS
  • BE EXPOSED TO APPLIED AND TESTED STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS
  • SHARE YOUR OWN STRATEGIES , QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
  • BENEFIT FROM SMALL GROUP FEEDBACK WITH YOUR FELLOW LOUDOUN COLLEAGUES
  • ENJOY THE RICHNESS OF INTERACTION WITH A BLEND OF EXPERIENCED, DEVELOPING AND NEW ADJUNCT FACULTY
  • FACILITATED BY YOUR FELLOW ADJUNCTS – EXPERIENCED AND TRAINED TO DO A GREAT JOB

Success Strategy groups will meet once a month during the 3rd full week of the month.  Each session lasts for one hour with the option of coming a little early or staying a little late to make more time to chat, while still keeping the hour focused.  For those who can’t meet face-to-face for a meeting, we also have a new online Success Strategy group option.

 Topics of discussion will be launched from a professional development book chosen by your group.  Some topics you can look forward to exploring may include:

     Today’s College Students:  age factors affecting perspective and learning styles

     Strategic Course Planning:  resources and designing an effective course

     Launching Your Course Effectively:  first impressions, setting the tone, and whetting their appetites

     Managing the Context of Your Course:  organization, communication, and handling disruptions

     Instructor-Directed Learning Methods:  strategic use of lecture, video and more

     Student-Driven Learning Methods:  active and experiential learning

     Infusing Technology into Your Teaching:  leveraging the learning resources available via technology

     Managing the Examination Process:  qualities of an effective examination

     Alternative Methods of Assessing Student Learning

     Bringing Your Course to an Effective Conclusion:  effective end of semester class meetings

     Managing your teaching career:  developing a master strategy

Success Strategy Groups are tentatively scheduled to meet monthly at the following dates and times beginning in September.  For more information, please feel free to contact the facilitator for whichever group you may be interested in.

Monday, Sept. 22 at 9:30 am in LC 235 – Susan Cox   scox@nvcc.edu and Sam Chaudhuri; schaudhuri@nvcc.edu

Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 11:30 am in LC 235 – Fabiana Cesa    fcesa@nvcc.edu

Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 7:00 pm in LC 235 – Mathina Calliope   mcalliope@nvcc.edu

Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 5:00 pm in LC 235 – Mike Maggio   mmaggio@nvcc.edu

Thursday, Sept 25 at 1:00 pm in LC 235 – Tom Gutnick   tgutnick@nvcc.edu

Thursday, Sept. 25 at 5:30 pm in LC 235 – Patti Dickinson   pdickinson@nvcc.edu

Online Success Strategy group – Nick Zefran  nzefran@nvcc.edu

Questions?  Contact snicholson@nvcc.edu

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Student Life Calendar of Events and Leadership Institute schedule

Hello Loudoun!

Below are the links to Student Life calendar of events and Leadership Institute schedule for fall 2014.

Fall calendar of events 2014

fall 2014 leadership Institute schedule

For more information, contact Tiffney Laing, Student Life Coordinator, Loudoun Campus, 703-450-2616

http://www.loudounstudentlife.com

www.twitter.com/loactivities

www.facebook.com/studentactivities

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Adjunct Professional Development Day August 16

Well over 100 of you have already registered for the upcoming fall Adjunct Professional Development Day so we are off to a good start.  If you have not yet registered, I encourage you to do so soon since some of the workshops are almost filled to capacity.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 16 from 8:30 – 1:30, in Waddell.  Please take the time to read through the workshop descriptions included in the attachment before going online to register.

You can contact Sandi Nicholson with any questions, snicholson@nvcc.edu , 703-450-2613.

 Looking forward to seeing you on August 16!

APDD Fall 2014 Invitation and Registration Info

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Fall Adjunct Professional Development Day-Register NOW

Had enough of Summer? Fall is coming!

The FALL 2014 Loudoun Adjunct Professional Development Day is scheduled for Saturday, August 16, from 8:30 – 1:30. This day is dedicated to adjunct faculty, but is designed to help all faculty preparefor the upcoming semester.

Event Schedule:

8:30 – 8:50   Sign-In, meet and greet over breakfast munchies and coffee (Waddell lobby)

8:50 – 9:20   Provost’s welcome and opening remarks (Waddell Theatre)

9:30 – 10:20   Session 1 of concurrent workshops (various classrooms)

10:30 – 11:20 Session 2 of concurrent workshops (various classrooms)

11:30 – 12:20 Session 3 of concurrent workshops (various classrooms)

12:30 – 1:30   Lunch with discipline/program meetings (served in Waddell lobby)

Because we do anticipate a large turn-out, we ask that you please register online, indicating your workshop choices no later than Monday, August 11. Please take the time to review the description of each of the workshops, decide which workshops you would like to register for, then to register, go online to:

https://www.toofast.ca/takesurvey.php?SurveyID=9105

And click on “Do Survey” to get to the registration.

For a complete copy of the APDD Invitation with a list of workshops and descriptions go to the full APDD Invitation here: Fall APDD Invitation, Schedule and Registration 

 

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Part IV: The Changing Balance of Power in the Classroom

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
invites you into discussion about Learning Centered Teaching

What’s in the Center?

A five-part series

Part IV:  The Changing Balance of Power in the Classroom

featuring CETL Faculty Associates Eddy Arana and Bill Hess 

  Click on the apple for Part V– The video and the blog article. 
This is a very interesting post!

 
The video is an overview.   The blog post is a scholarly treatment of the subject, based on the work of Weimer and Blumburg.

Your are invited into discussion about each article on the CETL Blog.

Click here to review the Introduction to the Series and to view Parts I , II,  IIIand IV.

Click here for the CETL blog.  Learn about all the things CETL is doing just now. 

This concludes the CETL series on Learning-Centered Teaching.
The series will remain on the CETL Blog for your access at any time


CETL extends its gratitude to Hector Revollo and Kama Storie and the entire Annandale Campus Faculty and Staff Resource Center
for the use of their Green Screen Studio, their filming and their editing of the six videos

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Adjunct Professional Development Day

A MESSAGE FROM THE LOUDOUN DEANS:

We want to remind everyone that our next Adjunct Professional Development Day is set for Saturday, August 16. Those of you who have participated in the past know how valuable and worthwhile our APDDs have been. If you haven’t attended in the past, we’d like to see you at the next one. It’s a great opportunity to share your best practices, conduct a workshop, discuss common issues with friends new and old, and learn from your colleagues.

We welcome your proposals for the Fall Loudoun APDD workshops at this time. As always, we appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and skills with your peers by leading a professional development workshop for APDD. Topics can include promoting student success, building meaningful curriculum, building student relationships, or professional relationships, to name a few. Please mark your calendars for Saturday, August 16, 2014 for APDD. Thank you!

Please contact Sandi Nicholson at snicholson@nvcc.edu if you would like to present on August 16 and check your email over the summer for APDD registration information.

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