Topics in Online Teaching and Learning Workshops


Faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses are invited to participate in any of ELI’s November TOTAL workshops:


  • Developing Collaborative Activities  (November 11 – November 24)
  • Designing Rubrics and Providing Feedback  (November 11 – December 15; no activities Thanksgiving week)
  • Writing Directions  (November 11 – November 24)


The workshops are facilitated online in Blackboard and involve reading/viewing assignments, application assignments, and interaction with colleagues.    See the TOTAL project website ( for specific workshop descriptions.  Each workshop requires 5 – 8 hours of work per week.  Consider the workload carefully before registering for multiple workshops at the same time.  Most TOTAL workshops are repeated each semester.


Registration for the November workshops is open now and closes at noon on November 8.  To register for a workshop:

  1. Log into NOVA Academy (  See HR’s professional development page (NOVA web site > Faculty & Staff >Human Resources > Professional Development) for NOVA Academy login directions and a user guide.
  2. Select Course Catalog in the Learning Center menu at the top of the page.
  3. Search on VCCS total to see the TOTAL workshops listed.  (Ignore the “classroom” description; NOVA Academy does not recognize Blackboard as a delivery method.)
  4. Click on a workshop to see the section(s) available.
  5. Click on a section to enroll or manage your enrollment.   All those enrolled will receive an email announcement with workshop directions on or before the first day of the workshop.


Questions?  Contact Bob Loser (




Parking Lot A-8 will be used for voter parking, due to the construction of the Beauregard Parking Deck.


We are asking that Tyler Building Faculty and Staff park in the BACK of the Tyler Building on Tuesday, 05 November 2013.


This will allow available parking for our voters in the front of the Tyler Building on that day.


For more information please contact Mike Delchamp | or Marc Henderson |

CALL ME CRAZY Movie Screening and Panel Discussion

Slide1“CALL ME CRAZY” | Screening and Panel Discussion


The Alexandria Psychology Department and Women’s Center present the film “Call Me Crazy!”


We will follow the screening with a panel discussion. The movie examines emotional health and support for psychological conditions.


The event is FREE and open to the public.


Please consider giving students extra credit for attending.


Thursday, 07 November 2013

4:30 – 7:00 p.m.




For more information please contact Dr. Elizabeth C. Lanthier | Professor of Psychology |