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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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Mindfulness for Your Teaching Practice Faculty Focus Series

From the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

Mindfulness for  Your Teaching Practice Faculty Focus Series April 2, 16, 23, 30 : Noon to 1:15 CETL Center.  Annandale CG 218

A four-week Faculty Focus series, led by Sherry Shunfenthal, for faculty members interested in bringing mindfulness to their teaching.  This group uses journaling, poetry and meditation to bring about a focus shift.  When instructors and students are focused, they concentrate and cope better in the classroom.   The group will also look at how students perceive what an instructor is teaching.  Register for Mindfulness in Your Teaching Practice.  Cindy Miller Acting Coordinator Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Associate Professor, Biology Northern Virginia Community College http://blogs.nvcc.edu/cetl/

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Mindfulness for You and Your Teaching

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

invites all faculty and staff to participate in a Faculty Focus Seminar

Focus. Calm. Empathy. Learn.

Mindfulness for You and Your Teaching

Date: Friday, March 28th

Time: 8:30am to 12:00pm

Location: CE Forum, Annandale Campus

      Registration: http://tinyurl.com/Mindfulness-seminar 

Learn simple techniques to

  • Cultivate focus in this age of distraction?
  • Reduce stress for you and your students?
  • Foster creativity?
  • Create a compassionate community?

This is an ideal professional development opportunity for you!  It introduces approaches for personal and professional renewal through reflection. Come explore the art and science of mindfulness; discover informal mindful practices for you and your classroom. Share your experiences; learn from one another.

 

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Three complimentary faculty development workshops sponsored by your RCTE

1.       Assisting Students in Distress, Friday, March 28, 10-2, NOVA’s Annandale Campus

2.       Biology Faculty Articulated Learning Outcomes Workshop, Friday, April 5, 10-2, Germanna’s Fredericksburg Campus

3.       Accounting Faculty Articulated Learning Outcomes Workshop, Friday, May 2, 10-2, NOVA’s Annandale Campus

Assisting Students in Distress 

This workshop will assist you in recognizing and  responding to distressed students in your classes. The seminar will be on Friday, March 28th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on NOVA’s Annandale Campus, McDiarmid Building, Room 236.

Have your noticed a student who appears to be preoccupied and unable to stay focused and engaged in class? Join colleagues to explore your concerns and ways to respond to students with possible mental health issues. NOVA’s Student Mental Health and Behavior Case Manager MaryAnn Raybuck and NOVA’s Nan Peck will facilitate the discussion.

Have your noticed a student who appears to be preoccupied and unable to stay focused and engaged in class? Join colleagues to explore your concerns and ways to respond to students with possible mental health issues. NOVA’s Student Mental Health and Behavior Case Manager MaryAnn Raybuck and NOVA’s Nan Peck will facilitate the discussion.

This seminar and a light lunch are complimentary. Registration is required, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AUN6PuBcpB3gTZe-9rErbKdylPDKbraQG0MR9HZlXbc/viewform. Space is limited to 50 participants.

The workshop will be held at NOVA’s Annandale Campus, in the McDiarmid Building, Room 236. You may park in any A or B lot if you have a current VCCS faculty/staff parking permit.  Directions: http://www.nvcc.edu/about-Nova/maps-directions/annandale/index.html

This workshop is sponsored by NOVA’s Student Services and your Northern Regional Center for Teaching Excellence.

Biology ALO Workshop
Friday, April 5, 10-2, Germanna’s Fredericksburg Campus.

Please join VCCS colleagues to discuss Biology ALOs (articulated learning outcomes). Please bring your BIO 101 or BIO 102 syllabi. Digital copies are fine.

Facilitated by Marty Zahn, zahnm@tncc.edu and Dan Lewis, dlewis@nvcc.edu.

Registration is required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1A2-ET2aKl0NoHbs797RUoJX8w_MzoVDtWikEL30xJIE/viewform

The workshop runs from 10-2. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Workforce Building, Rooms 105A and B, (at your left, at the end of the lobby). 10000 Germanna Point Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

This workshop is sponsored by VCCS Educational Programs and your Northern Regional Center for Teaching Excellence.

Accounting ALO Workshop
Friday, May 2, 10-2, NOVA’s Annandale Campus

Please join VCCS colleagues to discuss Accounting ALOs (articulated learning outcomes). Eastern Shore’s Paul Weitzel will be your facilitator.

A complimentary lunch will be served. There is an on campus Starbucks within yards of the location.

The workshop will be held at NOVA’s Annandale Campus, in the McDiarmid Building, Room 236. You may park in any A or B lot if you have a current VCCS faculty/staff parking permit.  Directions: http://www.nvcc.edu/about-Nova/maps-directions/annandale/index.html

Registration is required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pD8zywC8AotXqYMSDycb_tatbjn9t_U8UHDZ6gH9xH8/viewform

For more information, contact Paul Weitzel, pweitzel@es.vccs.edu or Dan Lewis, dlewis@vccs.edu

This workshop is sponsored by VCCS Educational Programs and your Northern Regional Center for Teaching Excellence.

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