NOVA welcomed 34 new teaching faculty this semester. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), in partnership with the Office of Academic and Student Support Services and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, hosted a New Faculty Orientation seminar on August 17 with packed sessions geared to help new faculty start strong.
Topics included student services, advising, NOVA CARES, disability services, Title IX, educational technology and assessment. President Scott Ralls welcomed the group and highlighted the uniqueness and importance of serving NOVA students.
CETL is bringing back the year-long New Faculty First Year Experience. The faculty cohort will meet on a monthly basis. Fourteen faculty hired last year also attended the day-long orientation.
NOVA’s Video Services also recorded the event. If you would like to see any of the sessions, you can go to http://eli.nvcc.edu/videoservices/, select the Faculty/Staff Resources tab at the top of the web page, enter your myNOVA username and password in the login fields (do not use your network login and password) and scroll down and select CETL.
The following sessions are available:
Welcome to NOVA, Renewing Our Commitment to Access and Success
President Scott Ralls
Student Services: How Our Students “Start Strong”
Dr. Ellen Fancher-Ruiz, Annandale dean of students
Keep Calm: It’s in the Syllabus
Dr. Molly Lynch, Manassas interim provost
Assessment: It’s Not a Bad Word
Sharon Karkehabadi, associate vice president of assessment
Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success Initiatives
Advising: NOVA’s QEP and Advising Training
Dr. Keri Bowman, director of academic planning and advising
Mark Mannheimer, assistant director for student success initiatives
Know Your IX
Dr. Beth Harper, associate vice president for student services and enrollment management
Emotional & Physical Well Being in the Classroom
NOVA Cares and Sexual Assault Services: How They Can Help You?
Dr. Connie J. Kirkland, director of NOVA CARES
Students with Disabilities
Bridging the Gap Between Students and Faculty:
Discovering the Abilities In Disabilities
Dr. Estela Landeros, director of disability services
For more information, go to https://blogs.nvcc.edu/cetl.