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Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis Visits Training Futures to Highlight NOVA’s Grant

On September 27, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis toured Northern Virginia Family Services’ Training Futures facility in McLean, Va., to highlight a $12.3 million grant NOVA recently received from the Department of Labor. NOVA’s initiative, Credential to Careers, will lead a consortium with six other colleges to develop new, employer-driven career pathways in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). “You’ve got some very talented … Continue reading Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis Visits Training Futures to Highlight NOVA’s Grant

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Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Rubrics

The Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment (OIR) will present a 90-minute workshop on developing and using rubrics to enhance teaching and student learning. Rubrics are a valuable tool for student learning as well as for performance assessment (papers, projects, field experiences, performances, presentations, capstone experiences, etc.). The Rubrics workshop will be offered: Thursday, October 25 at Loudoun Campus from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 … Continue reading Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Rubrics

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NOVA Makes G.I. Jobs 2013 List of Military Friendly Schools

For the fourth straight year, NOVA has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine, one of the premier veterans guides for educational and job opportunities. This list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s service members and veterans as students In a September 12 PRWeb article, Michael Dakduk, executive director … Continue reading NOVA Makes G.I. Jobs 2013 List of Military Friendly Schools

Achieving the Dream Brown Bag Session at Manassas Highlights Honors Program

The Manassas Campus is hosting a Brown Bag series that highlights important issues for faculty, staff and students. On Tuesday, October 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. in Howsmon 110G, the series will feature an Honors workshop for full time faculty and adjuncts. During the session, Dr. Rebecca Hayes and Dr. Anitza SanMiguel will discuss how to create Honors and Honors option courses. For questions, … Continue reading Achieving the Dream Brown Bag Session at Manassas Highlights Honors Program

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Professor Shaffer Takes Environment Science Class to See BayScape Project

On September 27, Annandale Professor Deborah Shaffer took 27 members of her Environmental Sciences class to the Oakton campus of the Unity of Fairfax Church on Hunter Mill Road. The purpose of their visit, which was hosted by members of EarthCare Team, was to observe work done by the church in their storm water management project over the past seven years. The students observed a … Continue reading Professor Shaffer Takes Environment Science Class to See BayScape Project

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C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 Bus Visits NOVA’s Annandale Campus

The C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus Tour made a stop at NOVA’s Annandale Campus on Friday, September 28, to speak with students about the upcoming presidential election and display its programming and resources. Aboard the Campaign 2012 Bus, students, faculty and staff learned about C-SPAN’s offerings that included videos of candidates and campaign events, information on key state races, the Electoral College and ways to follow … Continue reading C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 Bus Visits NOVA’s Annandale Campus

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Annandale Campus Hispanic Heritage Month Event Highlights

On Tuesday, September 25, as part of the Annandale Campus Hispanic Heritage Month activities, the Annandale Office of Student Activities in conjunction with the Hispanic Student Union (HSU) and Sigma Delta Mu, hosted Paella on the Plaza.  Master Chef Mario Barreda prepared three giant pans of paella while students observed the demonstration and asked questions about the process and ingredients. HSU and their advisor Judy … Continue reading Annandale Campus Hispanic Heritage Month Event Highlights

Liberatore to Present at South Eastern College Art Conference

Alexandria Art History faculty member Sarah Liberatore will present a talk at the South Eastern College Art Conference (SECAC) October 19 in Durham, North Carolina. Liberatore is on a panel discussing new technologies and changes in pedagogical practice in art history. Her paper is titled “Teacher As Student: What My Students Teach Me about Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom. Liberatore will be joined … Continue reading Liberatore to Present at South Eastern College Art Conference

Financial Aid Workshop, Standing Room Only

Loudoun’s Financial Aid Specialists Magda Valencia and Ashley Acheson conducted a financial aid workshop for more than 100 people. The workshop was held at the Cascades Library in Sterling, Virginia. “We were thrilled to see so many people attend our workshop,” said Valencia. “The attendees were actively involved in the session and we received many good comments afterward.” “I am glad we have an avenue … Continue reading Financial Aid Workshop, Standing Room Only

Faculty Focus Series: Course Design for New and Seasoned Faculty Continues

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) continues its semester long Faculty Focus Series: Course Design for New and Seasoned Faculty. A special feature of the series is a webinar sponsored by the Wiley Learning Institute on Wednesday, October 17 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. The title is “Designing Courses for Significant Learning” and the presenter is L. Dee Fink, author of “Creating … Continue reading Faculty Focus Series: Course Design for New and Seasoned Faculty Continues

NOVA Literary and Scientific Event on Skloot’s Book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

All students, staff and faculty are cordially invited to a NOVA literary and scientific event presented by the Lyceum, ELI Common Reader Program and MSE Science Seminars. The event will be held on Friday, October 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the CE Theater, Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale Campus. The event will focus on the book by Rebecca Skloot, “The Immortal Life of … Continue reading NOVA Literary and Scientific Event on Skloot’s Book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

Wanted: Talented Students to Perform During NOVA Idol Intermission

The NOVA Idol organizers are seeking talented acts to perform during intermission. This is a great opportunity for your students to gain performance experience and exposure for their talents. Please nominate outstanding, non-singing student acts (individuals or groups) to perform during the NOVA Idol intermission. NOVA Idol is scheduled for March 22, 2013. Faculty and staff also have an exciting opportunity to showcase their talents. … Continue reading Wanted: Talented Students to Perform During NOVA Idol Intermission

Alexandria Campus Hispanic Heritage Events

The Alexandria Campus International Studies Committee proudly presents Hispanic Heritage Month events. All events are free and open to everyone. All events will take place on the Alexandria Campus in the Bisdorf Building (AA) located 3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22311-5097. Special thanks for the funding of these events by the Alexandria Campus Provost Office, Dean of Students Office and the Student Government Association. … Continue reading Alexandria Campus Hispanic Heritage Events

ELI Offers TOTAL Workshops

NOVA’s Extended Learning Institute (ELI) announces a new series of professional development workshops for NOVA faculty who teach (or want to teach) blended and online courses. The workshops were developed by the VCCS TOTAL (Topics in Online Teaching and Learning) project. See the project website for descriptions of the workshops. The content and style of the workshops are similar to those of the popular TOP … Continue reading ELI Offers TOTAL Workshops

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NOVA Police Experience and Training

One of the best kept law enforcement secrets in the National Capital Region is the quality and professionalism of the NOVA Police Department. NOVA Police have 50 sworn officers who patrol NOVA campuses on foot and bicycles and in both marked and unmarked cruisers. Our officers are extremely knowledgeable and experienced. In addition to Chief Daniel Dusseau, who has more than 25 years of experience … Continue reading NOVA Police Experience and Training

October Is Open Enrollment Month for Optional Retirement Plan Participants

October is open enrollment month for participants of the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) for Higher Education (ORPHE). Through October 31, ORP participants may switch from one ORP provider to the other with contributions to the new provider beginning January 2013. Open enrollment documents can be found on the VRS website at www.varetire.org. Open enrollment change request forms must be received in Human Resources by 5:00 … Continue reading October Is Open Enrollment Month for Optional Retirement Plan Participants

Payroll Deduction Option to End for Voluntary Group Long-Term Care Insurance Program

Effective January 1, payroll deduction will no longer be a payment option for employees and spouses enrolled in the Commonwealth of Virginia Voluntary Group Long-Term Care Insurance Program. The state’s payroll system will automatically stop the deduction after the December 28 pay date. Participants may choose to pay premiums by direct bill on a quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis, or a monthly electronic fund transfer … Continue reading Payroll Deduction Option to End for Voluntary Group Long-Term Care Insurance Program

VCCS Fellowship, Professors and Sabbatical Programs Available

NOVA faculty members have consistently distinguished themselves by winning the top teaching awards. This year the college nominees for the prestigious SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award are Callan Bentley, Rebecca Kamen, Robert Bausch and Jane Serbousek. It is time now for eligible faculty to consider applying for three other opportunities. The Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship Program provides paid leave and tuition assistance for doctoral degrees in leadership/higher education … Continue reading VCCS Fellowship, Professors and Sabbatical Programs Available

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Do You Know About NOVA’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography?

What year was your program started? When did the first cohort graduate? The planning stage for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program started in earnest in 2006.  We accepted the first class into our program in 2008 and the first cohort graduated in 2010. Where is the program available? Our Associate of Applied Science program is located on the Medical Education Campus of NOVA in … Continue reading Do You Know About NOVA’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography?