The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has so much to offer NOVA faculty.
The CETL Teaching Institute (new)
The CETL Teaching Institute (CTI) is a series of half-day, monthly sessions during the 2014-2015 academic year. The sessions are designed to provide an opportunity to systematically review faculty teaching practices, expand pedagogical content knowledge, develop courses with an insight to NOVA students, become interconnected with colleagues and increase faculty satisfaction with teaching. After participating in CTI, faculty will be ready to implement innovations they have developed.
NOVA and the World 2014-2015
CETL’s first Faculty Focus Series of 2014-2015 is co-sponsored with the Global Studies Committee.
CETL and the Global Studies Committee have combined their forces to present a strong Faculty Focus Series. Attendance will help faculty insert appropriate global issues into any course curriculum and focus on classroom teaching techniques that incorporate examples of such global linkages.
The first workshop in the series, “We are the World,” is Friday, September 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Kings Park Library. Other workshops in the series are “The World Comes to Us,” “We Are Out in the World” and “Our Changing World and Respecting World Perspectives.”
The CETL Teaching Squares Program allows faculty to gain new perspectives and insights into their teaching through a completely nonevaluative process. The process works through reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection. Each Teaching Square consists of four faculty members, preferably from different disciplines, who work together for a semester. Through a guided process, faculty visit each other’s classes and then meet to discuss what they have learned from the observations. A few spaces remain in this program. Register for Teaching Squares today!
Faculty Learning Communities
A Faculty Learning Community (FLC) is a group of faculty who come together around a particular topic that interests them. Each community meets on its own schedule (usually every other week) and discusses, researches and finds a way to share the information learned. The topics are general and there is no “right answer;” learning emerges from the community conversation.
A few spaces are left in this program. To sign up, complete the 2014 Fall Faculty Learning Communities Interest Survey.
Other Important Dates (Watch for Registration Announcements):
• Universal Design Conference: This one-day conference on October 17 is co-sponsored by the Office of Disabilities and CETL.
• The Flipped Classroom: A six-part series sponsored by CETL and facilitated by Manassas faculty Laura Bhadra and Maryellen Ryan.
• PLACE Evaluation: This is a half-day workshop on November 12 about college-level learning from non-college sources and will teach faculty to assess portfolios to award college credit. This workshop is co-sponsored by Office of Career and Technical Education and CETL.