NOVA AL Campus TILT Unit was featured in the Alexandria News

NOVA Campus Offers Space To Create

By McKenya Dilworth



Creativity is essential. While many artists have known this fact for centuries, academia and business leaders have increasingly accepted creativity in the past few decades. Nova Community College (Alexandria Campus), considered a leader in student-centered learning and practices,  has created yet another learning space dedicated to both students and faculty alike to enhance their intellectual muscles, creatively. TILT (Technology Innovation in Learning and Teaching) is an active learning space where teachers and students can come to work on a variety of assignments and projects with multimedia. ” TILT is essentially an open place where students and faculty can participate in workshops, receive one on one support and utilize an area as a Think Tank/ Maker Space. We are happy that the space was a result of 80% repurposed equipment and materials, ” stated Kirstin Riddick, TILT Coordinator at NOVA Alexandria Campus.

The room, equipped with state of the art cameras, green screen technology, and computer for editing purposes is ideal for students interested in stretching themselves beyond average standards. Students can sign the room out with the TILT office for usage on their respective assignments and school related projects.

The entire TILT team is extremely excited about the possibilities of learning opportunities and potential collaborations with students, student groups and of course faculty. “The Multimedia Makerspace was an idea that came from faculty and students. As technology becomes more intuitive and mobile, we wanted a space that would help students create multimedia projects.   Faculty are also incorporating more collaborative group work, and the maker space allows our students to experiment with various technology tools. Technology mixed with creativity can transform a student’s educational experience, ” stated Dr. Frances Villagran-Glover, Dean, Learning and Technology Resources.

For more information on how students can use the space to enrich their lives academically, please contact TILT Coordinator at 703-933-3998.

AL Campus Council Election Nominations ***Deadline Approaching***

AL Campus Council Election Nominations  ***Deadline Approaching***

Hello Alexandria Campus,Nomination

Campus Council Election are happening this week!  We are seeking self-nominations for those faculty and staff interested in serving on campus council.
Meetings will take place as follows:

Date: Each month on the third Friday
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: Bisdorf Building | Provost Conference Room (AA-289)
Deadline: Friday, 28 August 2015

Nominations must to be received by close of business on Friday (5:00 p.m.).

Please contact Dr. Maggie Emblom | Lead Assistant Division Dean – Mathematics, Science and Engineering.

Brown Bag Workshop: Ready, Set, Go! Planning Your Semester

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Bisdorf Building | Room: AA-229Plan your semester!

One of the things that the most successful students do is to plan out their semester from the start. Don’t have experience with that type of planning? Don’t worry! This workshop will walk you through the process of mapping out your semester and anticipating your workload. Bring your syllabi and schedules for papers and exams; you will leave with a plan of action that will help you start the semester strong.

Presented by the Academic Success Center and the Writing Assistance Center. The Brown Bag Workshop Series covers a different topic every Wednesday at 12:00 PM. For more information contact Gwen McCrea at or 703-575-4708.

You can find a description of all the workshops in the series at Academic Success Center