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. Science Seminar, Sept 26, NOVA Annandale,  http://tinyurl.com/lcfe9ro;
  13. 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
npeck@nvcc.edu
http://blogs.nvcc.edu/teachingexcellence
www.opd.vccs.edu
703.323.4140

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VCCS Professional Development Grants

VCCS’s Office of Professional Development Offers Two Types of Grants

Here is a video presentation by members of the PDC grants committee from the New Horizons Conference, http://youtu.be/05KbXcfwJFc?t=5m

The VCCS Paul Lee Professional Development Grant

These grants are awarded based on the merit of the activity to be undertaken in such areas as discipline, instructional, workforce, career and organizational development. Faculty may apply individually or collaboratively for time and expenses. Maximum funding for time is eight credits. Most time is funded at four credits. Summer funding for Paul Lee Professional Development Grants is $2,500. The funds are paid as a stipend and shall not become part of the individual’s base salary.

The VCCS Paul Lee Workshop Mini-Grant

These grants are awarded to fund group activities such as day conferences, in-service activities and workshops, and must involve more than one college in scope, preparation and attendance. All VCCS employees are welcome to apply. A maximum of $1,500 is available per mini-grant. Workshop Mini-Grants provide funding for the development of employee group activities such as workshops, in-service activities, and conferences involving at least two or more VCCS colleges in the planning and implementation. Regional proposals, duplication of successful programs in other regions, and programs aligned to Achieve 2015 Take Two are encouraged. The VCCS Workshop Mini-Grant Program encourages projects in the following areas: discipline, instructional, workforce, career and organizational development.

Applications for spring semester are due November 1
Applications for summer session are due March 1
Applications for fall semester are due May 1

Feel free to contact your college’s Professional Development Committee member or contact Michael Dixon, coordinator of professional development, or Nancy Harris, specialist for professional development.

Your Professional Development Committee Reps
Camille Mustachio, GCC
Jose Nieves, LFCC
Marleen McCabe, NOVA

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Journal on Excellence in College Teaching

Journal on Excellence in College Teaching –  New issue available:

Volume 25, Numbers 3 and 4 (2014)Small-Group Learning in Higher Education: Cooperative, Collaborive, Problem-Based and Team-Based Learning.

A new issue of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching (www.miamioh.edu/ject/) is now available. This special double Journal issue, Small-Group Learning Models in Higher Education: Cooperative, Collaborative, Problem-Based, and Team-Based Learning, is guest edited by  Neil Davidson, University of Maryland, Claire Major, University of Alabama,and Larry Michaelsen,University of Central Missouri.

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Lily Teaching Conference Call for Proposals

Lilly Spring International Conference – Bethesda, MD

May 28 – 31, 2015 http://lillyconferences.com/bethesda
The Call for Proposals is open now through December 15. Cosponsorships and group rates are available, contact registrar@lillyconferences.com for details. Plenary presenters are being confirmed.

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Scholarly Teacher Blog

The Scholarly Teacher blog circulation continues to grow. Lilly Conference participants and supporters may use the blog as another means to share ideas and stay connected year round. New blogs are posted twice a month: http://scholarlyteacher.com/

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VCCS Subscribes to Magna Commons

VCCS has purchased access to Magna Commons’ library of professional development online seminars for faculty and administrators.

To access these online offerings, you’ll need to create an account at http://www.magnacommons.com. Contact your campus PD representative for the activation code:

Your Professional Development Committee Reps
Camille Mustachio, GCC
Jose Nieves, LFCC
Marleen McCabe, NOVA

If you use your VCCS email, you’ll be able to include these PD opportunities in your performance evaluations.

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LFCC Professional Development for October

LFCC faculty have several professional development offerings in October:

Tuesday, October 28. Stress: Good or Bad? 12:30-1:30. Middletown SHP 143 and Fauquier Room 216

Tuesday, October 28, President C’s Open Forum, 12:30-1:30. Middletown Corron 108

Wednesday, October 29

Hacking Your Life, 12:30-1:30, Richie Crim will present in Middletown Corron/American Woodmark Conference and to Fauquier Paris Room

Google Cloud, 12:30-1:25. Instructional Technology staff at Fauquier Room 107

Learn to Retire like a Pro! 1:30-2:25. Margaret Barnett will present at Middletown Corron 108

Scholarships 101, 1:30-2:25. LFCC Foundation & Financial Aid staff to present at Middletown Fairfax/VSB Board Room and to Fauquier Paris Room

The New VCCS Six Year Strategic Plan, 1:30-2:25. Jeanian Clark to present at Fauquier Room 216

Thursday, October 30

A Leader or a Manager? 12:30-1:25 Arash Rohanimanesh to present at Fauquier Modular 3

Scholarships 101, 12:30-1:25, LFCC Foundation and Financial Aid staff to present at Middletown Fairfax/VSB Board Room and to Fauquier Paris Room

The New VCCS Six Year Strategic Plan, 12:30-1:25, Jeanian Clark to present at Middletown Corron 108

Financial Aid, 1:30-2:25, Financial Aid staff to present in Middletown American Woodmark Conference Room/Corron to Fauquier Paris Room

Multimedia Workshop, 1:30-2:25, Instructional Technology staff to present Middletown Corron 205

Registration is required.  Fall 2014 LFCC Professional Development Schedule with HL

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TOTAL Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces its schedule of Topics in Online Teaching and Learning (TOTAL) workshops for the semester:

Start Date     Workshop Title     Length of Workshop
September 22     Using Best Practices in Online Teaching     4 weeks
    Designing Meaningful Discussion Activities     3 weeks
    VCCS Blackboard Basics     3 weeks
October 27     Establishing Social Presence     3 weeks
    Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback     4 weeks
    VCCS Blackboard Basics     3 weeks

 

The TOTAL professional development workshops are intended for faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses. Each workshop focuses on a single topic, so you can build an individualized professional development plan by selecting only the workshops you need. We suggest taking one workshop at a time. All workshops are offered multiple times during the year. See the TOTAL project website for workshop descriptions.

The workshops are facilitated online in Blackboard and involve reading resource materials, completing assignments and interacting with colleagues. Each workshop requires about five hours of work each week. Assignments are due weekly (sometimes mid-weekly) and are graded. If you complete all assignments and achieve an 80 percent or higher average, you receive a Virginia Community College System (VCCS) certificate of completion.

Registration is now open via NOVA Academy and closes at noon on the Friday before the workshop start date. Search for VCCS TOTAL to see the list of workshops. Ignore the “classroom” delivery designation; the workshops are conducted online in Blackboard, which NOVA Academy does not recognize. Click on a workshop title to see the sections. Click on a section to enroll or manage your enrollment. See HR’s professional development page on the NOVA website for NOVA Academy login directions and a user guide.

For questions, contact Bob Loser at rloser@nvcc.edu.

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LFCC Professional Development for Sept 25

LFCC faculty have five PD offerings for Thursday, September 25:

Identity Theft, 12:30-1:25. Doug Shrier to present at Middletown Fairfax/VSB Board Room with Fauquier link in Paris Room.

Google Cloud, 12:30-1:25. Instructional Technology staff to present in Middletown Corron 205

New Faculty Roles, 1:30-2:25. Kim Blosser will present in Middletown SHP 139 with link at Fauquier Paris Room

What Happened in Vegas CAN’T Stay in Vegas, 1:30-2:25. Cheryl Brindle will present in Middletown Corron 109

A Desire to be Like Everyone Else? 1:30-2:25, Andrew Lowder will present on students with disabilities at Fauquier Modular 3

Registration is required.  Fall 2014 LFCC Professional Development Schedule with HL

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LFCC September PD – Sept 24

LFCC faculty have several great programs scheduled for Wednesday, September 24:

New Faculty Roles, 12:30-1:25 at Room SHP 139 Middletown and linked from Paris Room, Fauquier. Kim Blosser is presenting.

What Happened in Vegas CAN’T Stay in Vegas, 12:30-1:25, Fauquier Modular 3. Cheryl Brindle is presenting.

Financial Aid, 1:30-2:25, Middletown Corron/American Woodmark Conference and Fauquier Paris Room. Financial Aid staff to present.

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act), 1:30-2:25 Middletown Corron 108. Karen Bucher to present.

Registration is required.  Fall 2014 LFCC Professional Development Schedule with HL

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Cognitive Science Seminar, Nov 26

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, September 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Forum on NOVA’s Annandale Campus. NOVA Psychology Professor Ramezan Dowlati will present “Cognitive Science – 21st Century Minds: Evolution of the Mind and Human-Technology.“ Light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the speaker will be from 11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.

The topics will include:

  • In regards to the development mental processes, what do recent discoveries reveal about cognition?
  • Does the human mind work the same way along its lifespan?
  • Does evolution apply to human mind and behavior?
  • What has shaped the current functions of human cognition and what can change its future?

Dowlati is a Loudoun Campus faculty member. He holds a doctorate in psychology from The George Washington University. His research interest is human cognition with a focus on cognitive development and human-technology interaction. He believes his curiosity stems from his long career as a teacher.

The event is presented by the Science Seminar Committee; Math, Science and Engineering Division and the Annandale Campus Lyceum.

Science Seminar: Cognitive Science – 21st Century Minds : http://tinyurl.com/lcfe9ro

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NOVA’s First Annual Impact Event, October 24

What: Ignite NOVA #1 – A Professional Development Event for all NOVA Faculty on Enlightened Teaching and Learning

When: Friday, October 24 from 12:30-3:00pm
Where: CE Forum, Annandale Campus, NOVA
More Info: http://ignitenova.nvcc.edu
Registration Form (direct link): https://www.nvcc.edu/faculty-and-staff/teaching-support/achievingdream/ignitenovasignup/

Open to First 100 NOVA Faculty Registrants. Lunch is provided.

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