CETL Faculty Advocates Explore Coaching Strategies

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) faculty advocates met on Friday, October 7 with the Assistant Director of University of Virginia’s Teaching Resource Center, Dr. Michael Palmer, to explore coaching as a strategy for teaching consultations. CETL faculty advocates offer confidential consultations, classroom observations, and coaching for improved presentational skills to NOVA faculty. To schedule an appointment, contact CETL@nvcc.edu. Continue reading CETL Faculty Advocates Explore Coaching Strategies

Loudoun Student Activities Launches the LSA Leadership Institute

Loudoun Student Activities (LSA) launched its new Initiative, the LSA Leadership Institute fall 2011 and opened with a dynamic two day presentation by Joshua Fredenburg, a national leadership speaker and author from California. The first presentation “Are you a Leader Ready to Impact the World?” was held September 28, and the second presentation “Leadership and Diversity” was held September 30. The room was filled to … Continue reading Loudoun Student Activities Launches the LSA Leadership Institute

Loudoun Student Activities Host Alive! Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Fair

On October 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the Loudoun Student Activities (LSA) hosted a mental health and suicide prevention fair. The event featured graffiti art therapy where students could write and share their thoughts, a brain exhibit and a post your own secret exhibit. The program also included the award winning film “A Reason to Live” and “Bullied,” a documentary that showed the … Continue reading Loudoun Student Activities Host Alive! Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Fair

New Faculty at the Annandale Campus

Professor Shelley Slaey is enjoying her first semester as a full-time faculty in the Business and Public Services Division as an Information Technology instructor. Previously, she taught ITE 115 and ITE 221 as an adjunct faculty member at the Loudoun Campus. She began teaching at the Annandale Campus this summer and now is teaching full-time. This fall, she is responsible for ITE 115, Introduction to … Continue reading New Faculty at the Annandale Campus

NOVA Office of Emergency Management and Planning to Update and Expand Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans

Flooding, hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes-oh my! This past year has been one fraught with potential natural disasters. In the midst of those incidents, did you wonder how your division could work if you could not get back into the building for three or more days? Did you consider how you could teach classes if your campus experienced major disruptions? Over the next several months the … Continue reading NOVA Office of Emergency Management and Planning to Update and Expand Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plans

NOVA and White House Officials Join Nationwide Effort to Take-Back Prescription Drugs

NOVA is pleased to participate in the Third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on October 29 at the Annandale Student Services Building. Representatives will help consumers safely dispose of all expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs that are potentially dangerous if left in the family medicine cabinet. The event is free and open to the public. Joining NOVA for the first hour of the event … Continue reading NOVA and White House Officials Join Nationwide Effort to Take-Back Prescription Drugs

UNUM Long Term Disability Open Enrollment

The month of October is the open enrollment period when salaried employees not enrolled in the Virginia Sickness and Disability Program (VSDP) may elect to participate in the College’s group Long Term Disability Program. The College’s plan is serviced by UNUM and includes income protection at three levels: 50 percent, 40 percent and 25 percent of monthly salary. Eligible salaried employees may enroll in the … Continue reading UNUM Long Term Disability Open Enrollment

NOVA Partners with South African Colleges

NOVA has begun work with 12 Further Education Training Colleges (FETCs). On September 26, approximately 28 South African Education Managers spent a week at the Alexandria Campus to learn and gain insight on strategies for student support, retention and success. NOVA representatives from various areas of the College shared best practices and approaches to student success beginning from the intake process, financial aid, orientation, academic … Continue reading NOVA Partners with South African Colleges

Hispanic Heritage Month Events at Alexandria

The Alexandria Campus International Studies Committee has planned several events for Hispanic Heritage Month. All events take place at the Alexandria Campus in Room AA-196. International Film Series: Sin Nombre Monday, October 24 at 2:00 p.m. “Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young woman, Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), joins her father on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside. Along the … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month Events at Alexandria

Call for Proposals for PUP Conference

You are cordially invited to submit a proposal for NOVA’s 7th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference. Held each year in early January, the PUP Conference is by and for NOVA faculty. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 4 and Thursday, January 5, 2012. The conference will take place at the Annandale Campus. For more details, check the Center for Excellence in Teaching … Continue reading Call for Proposals for PUP Conference