Attendees at Alexandria Town Hall

NOVA ATD Hosts Meetings on Policy Change Recommendations

Throughout the semester Achieving the Dream (ATD) has been hosting town hall meetings at each campus to introduce six policy change recommendations and to gather faculty and staff input on implementation of these changes. The proposed policy changes are to mandate New Student Orientation for first-time students, mandate placement testing for first-time students, mandate enrollment in developmental courses during the first semester for students who … Continue reading NOVA ATD Hosts Meetings on Policy Change Recommendations

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NOVA Attends Annual Achieving the Dream Meeting

During the first week of February, a team of faculty and staff represented NOVA at Achieving the Dream’s (ATD) Annual Meeting on Student Success in Anaheim, California. Referred to as DREAM (which stands for Data, Reform, Equity, Achievement, and Movement), the conference is an opportunity for faculty and staff from the 187 participating ATD community colleges to share ideas about student success. The NOVA team … Continue reading NOVA Attends Annual Achieving the Dream Meeting

Connecting GPS for Success and Achieving the Dream

The Alexandria Achieving the Dream (ATD) Team hosted an ATD Faculty Spotlight session on November 8. Coordinator of Student Success Rhonda Myers (AL) shared information about the GPS for Success implementation plan. Faculty and staff discussed strategies for outreach to students and preparing a roadmap for communication across all areas on campus. The session was part of an ongoing faculty series to raise awareness and … Continue reading Connecting GPS for Success and Achieving the Dream

Asante Clarke

Busy Brown Bag Series at Manassas

On October 25, Barbara Lash and Asante Clarke held a discussion on student engagement as part of the Manassas Campus Achieving the Dream Brown Bag Series. A large group shared teaching styles and insights to help each other learn new ways to keep their students actively involved. Fall 2012 has been a busy semester for the series which has featured Michael Carrington and Barbara Hopkins … Continue reading Busy Brown Bag Series at Manassas

Provost Achieving the Dream Forum: Student Engagement

Imagine you are standing at the front of a classroom and you notice a student turn and stare out the window. Have you lost her attention? How do you engage that student in the classroom discussion? The most recent Provost Achieving the Dream (ATD) Forum explored this scenario and other similar situations. Ray Jones, Annandale Campus student conduct officer/counselor and SDV 100 instructor, facilitated the … Continue reading Provost Achieving the Dream Forum: Student Engagement

NOVA Attends Achieving the Dream Annual Meeting on Student Success

A team of 17 NOVA faculty and administrators attended the Achieving the Dream (ATD) Annual Meeting on Student Success in Dallas, Texas. The conference called D.R.E.A.M. (Data. Reform. Equity. Achievement. Movement.) was attended by representatives from more than 150 community colleges across the nation with the common goal  to improve community college student success. NOVA attendees included Dr. George Gabriel (CS), Joan Blankmann (AL), Robtrice … Continue reading NOVA Attends Achieving the Dream Annual Meeting on Student Success

Achieving the Dream Strategies for Student Engagement All-Faculty Symposium

Learn how your colleagues engage students and share your own great ideas during the Achieving the Dream (ATD) Strategies for Student Engagement All-Faculty Symposium. Student engagement is the focus of this faculty-driven symposium. Colleagues from every NOVA campus will briefly present strategies and techniques they have either used or would like to try in a comfortable roundtable atmosphere. Presenters will share their techniques at the … Continue reading Achieving the Dream Strategies for Student Engagement All-Faculty Symposium

Manassas Holds Conversation about Civility

On February 16, the Manassas Campus Achieving the Dream Team sponsored a brown bag discussion on “Campus and Classroom Civility.” Assistant Professor Cris Sparks-Early shared ideas for discussing and preventing incivility in the classroom, and led a lively conversation about defining civility. The discussion included ideas on how to express to your students and classes which behaviors are deemed unacceptable by the instructor and other … Continue reading Manassas Holds Conversation about Civility

Annandale Campus Held First Achieving the Dream Provost Forum of the Fall Semester

On Thursday, September 15, the Annandale Campus provost conference room was full of faculty and staff eager to discuss ideas generated from Kathleen Gabriel’s book on teaching unprepared students, the Achieving the Dream (ATD) sponsored common read for Annandale this semester. The ATD staff focused the first Provost Forum on “Dreaming the Dream” which challenged faculty to hold on to their desire to create classes … Continue reading Annandale Campus Held First Achieving the Dream Provost Forum of the Fall Semester

Laura Franklin

All-Faculty Symposium: Strategies for Early Student Engagement

On April 8, NOVA’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) Core Team sponsored the College’s first All -Faculty Symposium, titled “Strategies for Early Student Engagement.” The symposium provided 30 faculty members with the opportunity to share methods they use to engage students in the first few weeks of classes. The symposium, attended by over 100 faculty and staff, began with a presentation of NOVA’s Survey of Entering … Continue reading All-Faculty Symposium: Strategies for Early Student Engagement

Faculty Symposium Organized by NOVA Achieving the Dream

The college-wide Achieving the Dream (ATD) committee is organizing a faculty symposium on early student engagement. All faculty are invited to attend the symposium on April 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the CE Forum at the Ernst Cultural Center, Annandale Campus. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so please register early on the Technology Applications Center (TAC) Training website. Early student … Continue reading Faculty Symposium Organized by NOVA Achieving the Dream