LTR- Where Long-Term Relationships Happen

Who is LTR? In the October 7 Intercom, Dean of Learning and Technology Resources (formerly ESS) Carol Sinwell described LTR as divisions that serve all the students in the College. The LTRs contain critical service units such as Libraries, Testing Centers and Open Computer Labs. Additionally, some campus LTRs also provide tutorial services, technology services, media centers and Faculty Resource Centers. Each campus LTR division … Continue reading LTR- Where Long-Term Relationships Happen

NOVA Co-sponsors National Seminar on Course Redesign

NOVA and the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) recently co-sponsored a national seminar, “Getting Started on Course Redesign,” for higher education institutions considering a large-scale redesign of remedial courses. Held on October 21 at the Annandale Campus, the one-day event attracted more than 100 participants from 70 institutions across various disciplines including college presidents, deans and faculty. The seminar was open to the entire … Continue reading NOVA Co-sponsors National Seminar on Course Redesign

Adjunct Faculty Collaborate, Engage and Connect

Clickers, GoggleDocs, Smartboards, iPads and blogs were just a few tools covered at the Alexandria Adjunct Professional Development Day on October 15. Sponsored by the Alexandria Campus Learning and Technology Resources (LTR) division, the day’s event was planned based on adjunct input. A survey was sent to adjuncts requesting input on the topics for the day. On top of the list were emerging technology tools … Continue reading Adjunct Faculty Collaborate, Engage and Connect

New Director at the Annandale Campus

Rizwan Rahman recently accepted the position of director of campus operations for the Annandale Campus. Rahman’s office is located in the provost’s suite and his primary responsibility is to coordinate and act as a liaison between campus departments and the provost. He will be working with various departments, such as Building and Grounds, Facilities and offices at the College-level to make sure that the Annandale … Continue reading New Director at the Annandale Campus

Jazz @ Bisdorf Concert

The NOVA Alexandria Music Department invites you to attend the “Jazz @ Bisdorf Concert” on Thursday, October 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria (room 128) of the Bisdorf building. Admission is free. The venue address is 3001 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22311. The NOVA Alexandria Jazz Ensemble (NAJE) will perform music from the repertoires of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan … Continue reading Jazz @ Bisdorf Concert

Rob Nelson to Speak at Reston on Digital Humanities

Rob Nelson, director of the University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab, will speak at 1:30 p.m. on November 3 in room 315 of the Reston Center. After discussing some general trends in the digital humanities, he will explain some of the center’s different projects, including a digital tool to analyze Civil War newspapers (see ‘Mining the Dispatch‘) . To learn more, check out the center’s … Continue reading Rob Nelson to Speak at Reston on Digital Humanities

“Summoning Our Future Scientists & Engineers”

On November 2 and 3, there will be an extraordinary STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) symposium at the Alexandria Campus in the Bisdorf Building Room 158 titled “Summoning Our Future Scientists & Engineers.” There will also be a panel scheduled. See the flyer in the attachment section to see the full schedule of events and sessions. This is presented by the Alexandria Campus Diversity … Continue reading “Summoning Our Future Scientists & Engineers”

Open Enrollment Plan Change for Optional Retirement Plan Participants

October 1 through October 31 is Open Enrollment for participants in the Optional Retirement Plan for Higher Education (ORP). The two providers available to plan participants are Fidelity Investments and TIAA-CREF. For information on the providers visit their websites at Fidelity Investments and TIAAA-CREF. This open enrollment period does not allow for a change from ORP to VRS or from VRS to the ORP. To … Continue reading Open Enrollment Plan Change for Optional Retirement Plan Participants

Science Seminar: “Wetlands – An Ecosystem Perspective”

All students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, October 28 in the CE Forum from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Titled “Wetlands – An Ecosystem Perspective,” NOVA faculty Lisa D. Williams will be the speaker. Wetlands are ecosystems still undervalued in the United States and throughout the world. Although the international scientific and public communities have taken steps to … Continue reading Science Seminar: “Wetlands – An Ecosystem Perspective”

Author Justin Martin to be Lyceum Speaker in November

Justin Martin, author of “Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted,” will speak about his new book on Wednesday, November 2 at 12:30 p.m. in the CE Forum on the Annandale Campus. Martin’s new book tells the story of one of the most important figures in the history of America. Olmsted was a fervent abolitionist, noted journalist, Civil War hero, early environmentalist and … Continue reading Author Justin Martin to be Lyceum Speaker in November