Faculty Learning Communities Forming for the 2011–2012 Academic Year

Faculty Learning Communities (FLC), sponsored by NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), are small groups of faculty who meet together on a regular basis to support one another. They are open to all faculty, adjunct and full-time, from instructors to deans and beyond. FLC create connections for teachers, establish networks for those pursuing pedagogical issues, meet early, mid and late career faculty … Continue reading Faculty Learning Communities Forming for the 2011–2012 Academic Year

CETL Seeks Creative Faculty for Upcoming Faculty Seminar

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is seeking enthusiastic and skillful faculty to plan and facilitate upcoming two-day seminars for fellow faculty in the following topics: • Step Up to STEM science seminar for non-STEM faculty • Exploring humans and the humanities for non-humanities faculty • Getting social with the social sciences for non-social science faculty • What do you know about … Continue reading CETL Seeks Creative Faculty for Upcoming Faculty Seminar

2011 MEC Student Orientation

On August 20, the Medical Education Campus (MEC) concluded the last of three summer orientations. More than 200 students attended the orientations which are specifically designed for students accepted into Allied Health programs for the upcoming academic year. This year’s theme was “Pathways to Excellence“ and the orientations focused on student responsibility for setting the course for their educational goals and using resources that support … Continue reading 2011 MEC Student Orientation

New Facilities Department Web Link

Now it is easier than ever to reach your Campus Facilities staff. Submit a work order through the WEB TMA system. Learn about construction processes and services offered. Find contact information and forms. The new link is just a click away from the NOVA home page. Check it out today! From the home page, click on “Faculty & Staff” and then the Facilities link. Follow … Continue reading New Facilities Department Web Link

Alexandria Campus Library Showcases Student Art

For several years, the Alexandria Campus Library has been acquiring and displaying student artwork including pottery, photography, sculpture and painting. In the spring and summer terms, the Library hosted the very successful Altered Book and Poster Exhibition called “Eaarth,” inspired by Bill McKibben’s book, “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.” One student commented, “It was amazing how you guys explain the book. … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Library Showcases Student Art

The Miles Between Us: DuBose Makes a Run for It!

Not all are meant to run long distances but not so for one of the Alexandria Campus faculty, Darlene DuBose, who ended a threemonth training period with a 13.1 mile run and a new accomplishment. DuBose ran the Dodge Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach on September 4. She completed the task in 3 hours, 39 minutes and 58 seconds to finish the … Continue reading The Miles Between Us: DuBose Makes a Run for It!

CETL and Loudoun Partner to Host First New Adjunct Orientation at Loudoun Campus

Twenty-five newly hired adjunct faculty eagerly anticipating their first semester of teaching at the Loudoun Campus gathered on the evening of August 17 for New Adjunct Orientation. From information on parking passes and how to access class rosters online, to syllabus preparation and faculty resources, the evening was designed to help the new adjunct faculty feel prepared and comfortable in their new roles. The Center … Continue reading CETL and Loudoun Partner to Host First New Adjunct Orientation at Loudoun Campus

Manassas Campus Welcomes New Faculty

Eight people joined the Manassas Campus faculty at the start of the fall 2011 semester. Timothy Hadlock is an assistant professor of biology. He taught at Youth for Tomorrow for eight years and has been an adjunct at NOVA since 2006. He holds a master’s degree in zoology from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University. He lives in Rixeyville with his … Continue reading Manassas Campus Welcomes New Faculty

Loudoun Adjunct Professional Development Day

More than 175 Loudoun adjunct faculty benefitted from Loudoun’s fall semester Adjunct Professional Development Day (APDD) held on August 20. Science Division Dean Joyce Samuels, who had initiated and planned APDD over the past six years, passed the organizational baton to Susan Johnson and Sandi Nicholson for this semester’s event. After a warm welcome and opening remarks by Provost Julie Leidig in the Waddell Theater, … Continue reading Loudoun Adjunct Professional Development Day

TRICARE Supplement Meeting Scheduled

The state health benefits program will begin offering a voluntary supplement to TRICARE health benefits as a health plan option on October 1. Enrollment will be open to state employees and early retirees who are eligible for both TRICARE and the state health benefits program. A special enrollment period is being held through September 6. More details on the TRICARE Supplement can be found on … Continue reading TRICARE Supplement Meeting Scheduled

Apply for Funding for Your Digital Humanities Project

Now is your opportunity to apply for a Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and share your innovative ideas for enhancing the fields of history, language, literature, music, religion or the arts through new electronic technology. Submissions are due by September 27. Proposals should be for the planning or initial stages of digital initiatives in any area of the … Continue reading Apply for Funding for Your Digital Humanities Project