Teaching Professor Technology Conference

The Teaching Professor Technology Conference is October 10-12, 2014 in Denver, Colorado, http://www.facultyfocus.com/conferences/tech-conference/workshops/?ET=facultyfocus:e113:54368a:&st=email&campaign=FFA140912

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VA Society for Tech in Education

VSTE has put out a call for proposals, ending September 14, for their 29th annual Technology in Education Conference, December 7-8, 2014, at Virginia Beach.

If you play a role in using technology to support teaching and learning, you have a story to tell.

For more information go to http://www.vsteconference.org/call-for-proposals/

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Bias-Free Curriculum?

Do you think that it is possible to offer bias-free curriculum? Colleagues from Teaching Tolerance.org are striving to do just that. Teaching Tolerance is proud to announce the launch of Perspectives for a Diverse America—a K–12, literacy-based, anti-bias curriculum.

If you are looking for a PD opportunity for higher education, consider this!

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NOVA HR Offers Personal Skills Training

To be successful in working together, it is important to establish and maintain positive relationships.

Maintaining a Work/Life Balance, especially during the Holiday Season, can be a challenge. The Holiday Survival Guide and Holiday Budgeting workshops will help you build an action plan that will bring you “joy.”

HR’s Employee Assistance Program facilitators will present the workshops at three different campus locations, AL, MEC, and LO starting September 16th and ending October 30th.

To register, log in to NOVA Academy. In the search box, enter: NOVA-HR Respectful Workplace. Then choose campus location. For each workshop, use the search box, NOVA-HR title work shop.

These workshops are primarily for classified staff but faculty are welcome.

Marleen McCabe, Ph.D.
Associate Director Professional Development & Training
Northern Virginia Community College
Department of Human Resources
3926 Pender Drive, Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22030
Tel 703-323-3050
Fax: 703-323-3155

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NOVA Faculty Promotions

Don’t fail to submit your request for review of credentials for promotion to your academic dean by October 31, 2014. Complete a form, NVCC 105-14 and submit this to your supervisor and to your campus HR business partner.

Michelle A. Marks
Associate Director Talent Management
Northern Virginia Community College
3926 Pender Drive, Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22030-0974
703-764-5005 or 25005

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NOVA Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Training

According to the NOVACares office, “Did you know that NOVA has an office dedicated to sexual assault, dating/partner violence and stalking?  The Sexual Assault Services Program operated within the Office of Student Mental Health and Behavior (soon to be the NOVACares Office) responds to these issues 24 hours a day.  Campus sexual assault has come to the forefront of the news in the past year due to new federal legislation, as well as the White House Task Force Report on Campus Sexual Assault.  Much has been accomplished at NOVA in the past year, including development of a new Sexual Misconduct Policy and a very active office that responds to the persons impacted.  Victims are often impacted in many ways following a sexual assault and academic functioning is certainly one of them.  Having adequate resources here on campus to help students with the support and advocacy they may need leads to better academic performance, retention, and more productive citizens.

Join us to learn more about the issue, the resources, and the way you can better respond to and refer a student in need.  For more information, contact Connie Kirkland at ckirkland@nvcc.edu or Negar Ehsani at nova.sas@nvcc.edu. “

Trainings will be held:

  • Tuesday, September 30th 1-2pm: CN 117
  • Wednesday, October 1st 10-11am: CT315
  • Friday, October 10th 10-11am: CN227
  • Friday, November 14th 10-11am: CN227
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National Communication Association Grant

Consider applying for an Advancing the Discipline grant, offered by NCA. Applications are due by October 1, 2014. http://www.natcom.org/advancingthediscipline/

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Suicide Prevention Day is September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 is World Suicide Prevention Day. You can find materials to help you plan and implement activities for this important occasion on the International Association for Suicide Prevention website.

Webinar to Discuss Threat Assessment Strategies for Schools and Higher Education

On September 23, 2014, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) will present “Threat Assessment Strategies for Schools and Higher Education.” During this Webinar, presenters will provide an overview of threat assessment programs for both K-12 schools and higher education campus settings, discuss school/campus threat assessment strategies and programs, and provide resources to meet standards of practice in threat assessment. Register for this free Webinar.  Learn more about IACP/OJJDP online school safety training courses

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PD Opportunities for Faculty

  1.  Strut Your Stuff. Consider offering a presentation at the October 24 Fall Instructional Technology Summit. Proposals are due by September 22nd;
  2. Attend your discipline peer group conference. Upcoming peer groups for the fall include world languages; IST, science; nursing and allied health and physical education; English and ESL; and global studies/sociology;
  3. Apply for a VCCS Paul Lee Professional Development Grant.  Spring semester grant proposals are due by November 1. Here is a link to a video explaining the grants further, http://youtu.be/05KbXcfwJFc?t=5m;
  4. Apply for a Chancellor’s Innovation Fund award. Proposals are due by October 10;
  5. New Faculty (including adjunct) are welcome to the VCCS New Faculty Seminar, November 13-14;
  6. Apply for the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence;
  7. Start thinking about New Horizons Excellence in Education Awards. See previous awards, http://nhweb.vccs.edu/;
  8. Apply for the Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professors Program;
  9. Apply for the Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship award;
  10. Take a graduate course with tuition reimbursement. Contact HR for more information;
  11. Take a TOTAL workshop;
  12. Take a free National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity webinar. September is “Overcoming Academic Perfectionism”;

Nan Peck
Faculty Coordinator
VCCS Northern Regional Center for Teaching Excellence

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NOVA and the World Workshop Series

NOVA’s Office of Global Studies/Programs and NOVA’s Center for Teaching Excellence invite you to a series of workshops on engaging students in a world that is constantly changing.

Workshop 1 is Friday, September 12, 11-2 at Kings Park Library in Burke. The featured speaker is David Smith. To register, go to http://tinyurl.com/2014GlobalStudies

For more information contact CETL’s Barbara Crain, bcrain@nvcc.edu

Faculty may earn a certificate of PD completion from CETL.

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