STEAM Faculty Learning Community Available

STEAM Faculty Learning Community Available

STEAM Faculty Learning Community Available The STEAM Faculty Learning Community from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) is exploring teaching at the intersection of the STEM disciplines and the art disciplines.

To register for the STEAM Faculty Focus workshop mini-series, go to 

November 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CG 202, Annandale Campus

Workshop: “Art for Science or Science for Art?” and a plenary session and discussion on art in STEM education.

*Lunch is included

This first opportunity will feature a speaker followed by small discussion group sessions. Participants will learn about collegewide initiatives both at NOVA and at other schools to integrate art into the STEM disciplines. Questions like “can art be used to illustrate science” or “should art only be considered art if it pushes the boundaries of understanding” will be answered. This session will conclude with lunch.

November 10 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., CM 315, Annandale Campus

“Your Creative Mind”

This second opportunity encourages participants to explore their own creative minds. Through art and play, participants will brainstorm a science concept that they will then illustrate with art. The creativity of art will deepen the understanding of a science concept. A light dinner will be provided. 

You may also want to mentor students who will enroll in an Honors Special Projects 299 course, a 16-week, two-credit course in which students work with two volunteer faculty members in disciplines of their choice. This is an amazing opportunity to broaden your teaching practice while learning an amazing amount about STEAM and interdisciplinary pedagogy.

Both full- and part-time faculty are encouraged to participate in either one or both of these sessions. Participants will learn how to actively engage their teaching by incorporating cross-cutting disciplines into their teaching practice.

For questions, please contact Gillian Backus at

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