Active Shooter Response and Campus Safety

Active shooter incidents are increasing in frequency and lethality.  How would you respond?  This training explains why active shooter incidents occur, three response options, how to stay safe during law enforcement’s response, and steps NOVA police have taken to minimize  the likelihood and consequences such event.

Active Shooter short briefing 2016

Campus Safety 2016

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Technology Training Opportunities

The Technology Training Center is offering many technology training opportunities for faculty and staff in January and February. Please see the attached flyer for a sampling of some popular Technology Training Workshops. To see the full list of trainings offered and to register for a workshop, please visit the Technology Training Center website. If you have any questions, please email TechnologyTrainingCenter@nvcc.edu

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Spring 2016 Student Life Activities Calendar

Happy New Year Loudoun!

Attached is the Spring 2016 Student Life Activities Calendar. Stay in the Loop! Friend us on facebook and visit our website.

Click here Spring 2016 calendar of events

Contact: Tiffney Laing, Student Life Coordinator, Loudoun Campus, LC 102 N, Northern Virginia Community College, 703-450-2616

www.loudounstudentlife.com

www.twitter.com/loactivities

www.facebook.com/studentactivities

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Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) conference

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is sponsoring an award-winning Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) conference on January 7, 2016, at the Ersnt Cultural Center on the Annandale Campus. PUP is inclusive! It is for teaching and professional faculty, staff who work with students and anyone who supports our teaching mission.

There are GREAT sessions in this year’s program!
Would you like to hear NOVA’s provosts discuss their path to leadership or learn about open educational resources and how to implement them? There will be a terrific discussion on the major challenges facing the VCCS. What about ways to collaborate in hybrid course development or mindful course design? There will be sessions on assessing your students and the Tao of lab science and cultivating critical thinking. In addition, there will be more than 40 other informative sessions for you to incorporate into your own teaching practices.

Register for PUP now!

Register for PUP

There are still a few volunteer spaces left. Volunteer for PUP today! If you are new to volunteering, you’ll receive a warm fleece vest to wear at PUP and whenever else you want.

Volunteer for PUP today!
Volunteer for PUP

For questions contact Cindy Miller.
Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP)

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Skills for Calming Confrontations Workshop – Dec. 8 at Loudoun Campus

NOVACares, NOVA Police and the Loudoun Campus are sponsoring a Skills for Calming Confrontations Workshop on Tues., Dec. 8, at the Loudoun Higher Education Center (LHEC), room 203 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This event is open to all faculty and staff. Walk-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to register.

Register today through NOVA Academy!

Skills for Calming Confrontations

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Registration open for Jan 9 APDD

The Loudoun campus Adjunct Professional Development Day is scheduled for Saturday, Jan 9 from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. in the Waddell building.  Please take time to review the attached workshop descriptions before following the link to online registration.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1amgGBQ33ZlbxBI6Fe4zoZz9hLxBLs4rcrL_4P2gFwsE/viewform?usp=send_form

APDD workshop descriptions Jan 2016

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Register for PUP

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is sponsoring the award-winning Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) conference on January 7, 2016, in the Ernst Cultural Center on the Annandale Campus.

Register for PUP today!

Register for PUP

You’ll hear the first all-faculty address by Dr. Scott Ralls, our new president and a keynote speech by NOVA’s 2015 SCHEV Award winner, Professor Callan Bentley. You can choose two peer breakout sessions from over 40 sessions presented by our very talented faculty. Cluster meetings will be held after lunch. Remember, all teaching and professional faculty and staff who work in direct support of teaching should attend.
There are still a few volunteer spaces left. Sign up today to be a PUP volunteer!

Volunteer for PUP

If you have any questions, contact Cindy Miller.

Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP)

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Last Call for APDD Proposals

Planning for our January 9 Loudoun Adjunct Professional Development Day is underway.  As always, we appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and skills with our adjuncts in the way of leading a professional development workshop for APDD.  Whether it be promoting student success, building meaningful curriculum, building student or professional relationships, or another appropriate professional development topic, we welcome your proposals for workshops at this time.

Please send the title for your proposed workshop along with a description in 50 words or less to snicholson@nvcc.edu

The deadline for APDD proposal submission is quickly approaching – November 4.

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, January 9 for APDD.

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Loudon Adjunct Professional Development Program

(For adjuncts how completed Tier 2 Program)

As an experienced leadership adjunct you are invited to attend a conversation on the future direction of the Loudoun Adjunct Professional Development Program.

WHEN: Tuesday October 13, 2015 6:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: LR 3rd Floor Open Area

The Loudoun APDP has focused on new adjuncts and our Tier 2 Program. We would like to expand professional development opportunities to experienced adjuncts—what we refer to as the Tier 3 Leadership. We want your input on how Loudon can support continuing professional development for adjuncts after completion of Tier 2. We are also interested in your input on how the Tier 2 project can be strengthened.

RSVP- Susan Johnson at sjohnson@nvcc.edu

Light refreshments will be served

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Success Strategy Group for Adjunct Faculty

  • A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO INFORMALLY GET TOGETHER ONLINE 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

The Success Strategy group will meet once a month from September through April.  Each session lasts for one hour.

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

For more information, please feel free to contact the group facilitator, Nick Zefran

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

Questions?  Contact nzefran@nvcc.edu

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