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Feb 24 New Faculty Orientation #7 WO Campus

New Faculty First Year Experience #7 – February – Woodbridge Campus

February 24, 2017 , 1:00 – 3:00 pm , WAS 116

Last month we asked you to tell us the topics you would most like to cover in the next 3 workshops. Please email Frances ( or Robin ( so they may incorporate your ideas and needs. Here is the campus map and the address for your GPS is:

2645 College Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Register: Please click on the link so we may count food and supplies.

If you have a teaching conflict, please email Robin at


2 Videos of Faculty Advising Workshops

2 Faculty Advising Workshops – Fall 2016

 basic-advising-picture CETL Faculty Advising Basics

Faculty and Staff

CETL Faculty Advising Basics (1 Hour)

NOVA Video Services recorded Transfer Advising for Faculty Advisors by Mark Mannheimer Assistant Director of Student Success Initiatives & Jennifer Nelson Transfer Counselor This session covers the basic functions of faculty advisors and highlight tools and resources available to aid in an advising session. Topics covered include faculty advisor roles and expectations, the NOVA Catalog and advising resources, PeopleSoft (SIS) and the Student Success Planner (SSP).

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CETL Transfer Advising

Faculty and Staff

CETL Transfer Advising
( 1 Hour)

NOVA Video Services recorded Transfer Advising for Faculty Advisors by Mark Mannheimer Assistant Director of Student Success Initiatives & Jennifer Nelson Transfer Counselor. The video covers the Roles & Expectations of Faculty Advisors, Important Terms, and Resources for Transfer Advising including, how to utilize the Transfer Center and Transfer Counselors,Guaranteed Admissions Agreement, Articulation Agreements and best practices/tips from Transfer Counselors. Plus how to get the most out of your Transfer Technology like the Advisement Report in PeopleSoft (SIS) and best practices on the NOVA Transfer Website.


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 In partnership with CETL and NOVA ATD campus teams, the Friday Conversations Series provides a space for faculty and staff to have open, productive dialogue about timely and complex issues facing the NOVA. These two-hour series are designed to inform the NOVA community, initiate a dialogue, and inspire action.

Date: November 18, 2016

Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

Location: HEC Ballroom, Higher Education Building, LO Campus



How we can make NOVA a place where every student thrives?


9:00am                               Check-in

9:45am                                Welcome & Introductions

10:00-11:00am                  Student panel

  • What are student expectations of their academic experience at NOVA?
  • What strengths and weaknesses do students bring to the classroom?
  • What would have or will help students grow as learners?

11:00-11:20am                  Q& A from faculty

11:20-11:30am                  Break

11:30- 12:00pm                OIR Data discussion

12:00pm-1:00pm             Working lunch and Reflection & Action


Community colleges are an indispensable asset in our nation’s efforts to ensure and preserve access to higher education and success for all students, particularly students of color, low-income students, and other historically underrepresented student populations. However, student access and success in higher education continue to be impacted by the effects of structural racism and systemic poverty. Achievement gaps among student groups reflect structural inequities that are often the result of historic and systemic social injustices. These inequities typically manifest themselves as the unintended or indirect consequences of unexamined institutional or social policies.

Achieving the Dream believes that access to a high-quality education in an inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. Achieving the Dream also believes higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward equity for their students. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.

Achieving the Dream expects colleges to dismantle the barriers facing underserved students. Colleges must routinely scrutinize structural barriers to equity and invest in equity-minded policies, practices, and behaviors that lead to success for all students. ATD & CETL Series

Nov. 17th VCCS First Year and Adjunct Faculty Institute


VCCS First Year and Adjunct Faculty Institute

The VCCS First Year and Adjunct Faculty Institute is designed for teaching faculty who are new the the VCCS and for VCCS adjunct faculty. The 2016 Institute will be held November 17-18, 2016 at the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center in Glen Allen, VA.

The First Year and Adjunct Faculty Institute features sessions from outstanding VCCS leaders and presenters and a keynote address by Dr. Todd Zakrajsek.  For more information, please click on the link.

Nov. 11- A Truly Inclusive Program- Northern Virginia Regional Center for Teaching Excellence

Northern Virginia Regional Center for Teaching Excellence –A Truly Inclusive Classroom

Dates & Time: November 11, 2016 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: WC Seefelt Building Room 418

Registration: For event details and registration information, click on the name of the event above, or email Camille Mustachio, Northern Virginia RCTE Chair, at

Nov 4th – Science Seminar – The Science of Learning – How to be a Better Student – Bob Loser

Science Seminar – The Science of Learning – How to be a Better Student – Bob Loser

The research and development of a course on the Science of Learning was the basis of his 2014 Presidential Sabbatical Project, and he has continued to research and formulate guidelines, insights and techniques and tools to help students and faculty.

Date :  November 4, 2016

Time: Meet & Greet 11:30 -11:55, Seminar 12 noon – 1 pm

Location: CE Forum

NACADA conference at NOVA October 28

NACADA Conference    Click here to view the website

      Date & Time:  October 28, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00

      Location: CE Forum

Friday, Oct 28th, NOVA will be hosting a NACADA regional Drive-in Conference at the AN Campus-Ernst Center. For those that do not know of NACADA, it is global community for academic advising.  NACADA promotes student success by advancing the field of academic advising globally. We provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and leadership for our diverse membership.  This is a wonderful opportunity that we hope you will be able to take advantage of.



NISOD Free Webinar, Wednesday, October 12,2016 200-3:00

Empowering Faculty With Course-Level Data to Drive Institutional Change

Giving faculty access to all course-level data has been nothing short of revolutionary for the culture of Pierce College. We knew that sending student success data to faculty would not be enough. The college sought to provide faculty with direct access to their own data (and the data of their colleagues), with the ability to sort student achievement data by course, section, modality, timeframe, subsequent success, and a variety of demographic measures. To this end, Pierce’s Center for Engagement and Learning began providing frequent training to help faculty members understand their data. In this session, participants will learn not only why they might want to do something similar at their colleges, but how to achieve it with minimal cost and/or pushback.

Tom Broxson, District Dean, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Pierce College (WA)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Eastern: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Contact Robin Muse ( )  for User and Password to access this FREE WEBINAR to all NOVA Faculty and Professional Staff