Do you have ideas for the development of teaching aids or projects, or need funds for the registration and lodging at a professional conference, get some research done or take a course that is applicable to your field of teaching? NOVA wants to help, so please read on:
Northern Virginia’s Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce the availability of professional development grants for adjunct faculty members who teach at least one course at the College during the 2014-2015 academic year. The maximum grant award is $1,500 (less FICA and federal and state income tax if applicable). Full-time (P-3) faculty members are not eligible.
The grant shall be awarded for the development of teaching aids, research (including the registration and lodging for professional conferences), taking college courses applicable to your teaching discipline provided that no other funding source is available, or a service project that will benefit the college and/or the campus where the applicant teaches.
Interested adjunct faculty should submit completed applications electronically and print, complete and fax a cover page (703) 425-5232 that includes the division dean and the campus provost’s signatures. You may also bring it to CG 218 on the Annandale Campus. The signature of the applicant’s dean and provost indicates his/her consent for the project proposal as submitted by the adjunct faculty member. Applications submitted without approval from the appropriate dean and provost will not be considered.
Applicants may submit more than one proposal; however, only one grant will be awarded to any individual.
The deadline by which the application and the faxed cover page must be received electronically: 5 P.M. (EST), November 17, 2014. The selection committee will not consider applications that are received late or proposals that are incomplete or do not have a cover page. All applications will be acknowledged by email.
The grant will be reviewed by members of the Northern Virginia Community College Professional Development Committee. Criteria used for selection is the same as that used by the Virginia Community College System Paul Lee Grant process. Those who are selected to receive a grant will be notified by December 15, 2014. The work funded by the grant is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2015. Exceptions will be made to that date if the work of the grant demands it.
Grant Awardees are responsible for the dissemination of grant results. To facilitate that, all grant awardees will be responsible for submitting a poster indicating the results of the project for the Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference in January of 2016. If the project is not complete at that time, then the poster should be submitted for the PUP conference in 2017. A template will be provided and the printing costs of the poster are assumed by the PUP conference. Your attendance is expected at the conference as long as you are still employed by Northern Virginia Community College.
Grant awardees may also wish to provide additional dissemination of grant results that may be required by the awardee’s dean or provost. Additional methods of dissemination of results might include a presentation: at NOVA’s Power up Your Pedagogy (PUP) conference, at adjunct faculty meetings, a VCCS peer group meeting and/or VCCS New Horizons Conference.
A grant award payment will be made when the proposed project is satisfactorily completed as specified in the grant proposal. A project will be considered satisfactorily completed when the following conditions are met:
- Your dean or immediate supervisor sends an electronic message acknowledging satisfactory completion of the project or service to the Chair of the Adjunct Grant Sub Committee (Cindy Miller) with a copy to the Professional Development Committee, Provost Sam Hill, and Trace Main, Associate Director Training and Professional Development atNOVA’s Human Resources.
- The poster has been submitted for approval to the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The awardee will receive approval via email and that email is part of the documentation that must be submitted.
- Arrangements have been made for any other required dissemination of results.
- Notification of satisfactory completion must be received via email by May 15, 2015. This date can be extended by special request if the work of the grant demands it. For questions, contact Cindy Miller. , Acting Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Associate Professor, Biology, Northern Virginia Community College, http://blogs.nvcc.edu/cetl/, https://twitter.com/NOVA_CETL, http://www.nvcc.edu/cetl