Faculty Celebrate First Year Experience

Faculty Celebrate First-Year Experience

Twenty faculty members from across the College reflected on their first year of full-time teaching during a celebratory event on April 26. Faculty shared their teaching and learning reflections around three questions. What surprised me? What inspired me? What touched my heart? Student stories were shared emphasizing the tenacity and commitment of students to overcome challenges. President Scott Ralls addressed the faculty and congratulated them on … Continue reading Faculty Celebrate First-Year Experience

CETL Presents New Faculty Orientation Series #7

CETL Presents New Faculty Orientation Series #7

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) held a New Faculty Orientation (NFO) Series #7 at the Woodbridge Campus on February 24. It was an innovative and useful “Instructional Technology Round-Robin Experience” focusing on engaged learning facilitated by NOVA’s intercampus Learning and Technology Resources (LTR) and Extended Learning Institute (ELI) team Patricia Cooper, Matt Fox, Kirstin Riddick, Hector Revollo, Kama Story, Bo Yang and … Continue reading CETL Presents New Faculty Orientation Series #7

Faculty Reflect, Renew, Recharge at 12th PUP Conference

Faculty Reflect, Renew, Recharge at 12th PUP Conference

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, held the 12th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference on January 3 and 4. This year’s theme was “Reflect, Renew and Recharge: Creating a Lasting Impact for Our Students.” On January 3 the conference was held at the Ernst Center at the Annandale Campus … Continue reading Faculty Reflect, Renew, Recharge at 12th PUP Conference

Faculty Glimpse the Strength of NOVA Students

Faculty Glimpse the Strength of NOVA Students

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) held Friday Conversations, in conjunction with Achieving the Dream, on November 18 at the Loudoun Campus. The highlight was a student panel featuring students from all backgrounds, ages and bringing widely diverse life experiences. Sixty-five registered to hear the perspectives of 15 students. There were four Man Up students, a formerly homeless female veteran, a student … Continue reading Faculty Glimpse the Strength of NOVA Students

Reflect, Renew and Recharge at the 12th PUP Conference

The 12th annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP)’s Conference is a conference presented by your colleagues. PUP is free to NOVA faculty and staff. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference. This year’s theme is “Reflect, Renew and Recharge: Creating a Lasting Impact for Our Students.” PUP 2017 will be held at the Annandale Campus on January 3, 2017.  Please remember you still have … Continue reading Reflect, Renew and Recharge at the 12th PUP Conference

Reflect, Renew and Recharge at the 12th PUP Conference

Reflect, Renew and Recharge at the PUP Conference

The 12th annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP)’s Conference is a conference presented by your colleagues. PUP is free to NOVA faculty and staff. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference. This year’s theme is “Reflect, Renew and Recharge: Creating a Lasting Impact for Our Students.” PUP 2017 will be held at the Annandale Campus on January 3, 2017.  Please remember you still have … Continue reading Reflect, Renew and Recharge at the PUP Conference

Friday Conversation Series: Inform, Initiate, Inspire

Friday Conversation Series: Inform, Initiate, Inspire

In partnership with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and NOVA’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) campus teams, the Friday Conversations Series provides a space for faculty and staff to have open, productive dialogue about timely and complex issues facing NOVA. These three-hour series are designed to inform the NOVA community, initiate a dialogue and inspire action. Date: November 18 Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (sign in at 9:30 a.m.) Location: LO Campus, … Continue reading Friday Conversation Series: Inform, Initiate, Inspire

Friday Conversation Series: Inform, Initiate, Inspire

Friday Conversation Series: Inform, Initiate, Inspire

In partnership with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and NOVA’s Achieving the Dream (ATD) campus teams, the Friday Conversations Series provides a space for faculty and staff to have open, productive dialogue about timely and complex issues facing NOVA. These three-hour series are designed to inform the NOVA community, initiate a dialogue and inspire action. Date: November 18 Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (sign in at 9:30 a.m.) Location: LO Campus, … Continue reading Friday Conversation Series: Inform, Initiate, Inspire

Science Seminar with Robert Loser

Science Seminar With Robert Loser

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, November 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Forum Ernst Center, Annandale Campus. The speaker will be Professor Robert Loser, retired NOVA faculty and instructional designer, and his topic will be “The Science of Learning- How to Be a Better Student.” There will be a meet and greet and light refreshments … Continue reading Science Seminar With Robert Loser

Science Seminar With Robert Loser

All faculty, staff and students are cordially invited to a Science Seminar on Friday, November 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CE Forum Ernst Center, Annandale Campus. The speaker will be Professor Robert Loser, retired NOVA faculty and instructional designer, and his topic will be “The Science of Learning- How to Be a Better Student.” There will be a meet and greet and light refreshments … Continue reading Science Seminar With Robert Loser

New Faculty Discuss the Connection Between Teaching and Advising

New Faculty Discuss the Connection Between Teaching and Advising

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) held the second series of the First Year Experience for New Faculty, a year-long program, on September 30 at the Alexandria Campus. Dr. Annette Haggray welcomed 22 faculty in attendance and thanked them for their commitment to student success. This session focused on the connection between teaching and advising practices. Dr. Keri Bowman, director of academic … Continue reading New Faculty Discuss the Connection Between Teaching and Advising

New Faculty Class of 2016-2017 Start Strong

New Faculty Class of 2016-2017 Start Strong

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 … Continue reading New Faculty Class of 2016-2017 Start Strong

Successful 2016 Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference

Successful 2016 Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) proudly presented the 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference on January 7. PUP Conference is by faculty and for faculty. This year’s PUP Conference was held at the Ernst Center on the Annandale Campus. It was a huge success with standing room only for the presidential address given by NOVA President Scott Ralls and … Continue reading Successful 2016 Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference

CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) proudly presents the 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference (PUP) focusing on “Then and Now: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning.” It will be held Thursday, January 7 in the Ernst Cultural Center (CE) on the Annandale Campus. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference that brings all NOVA faculty together. You will learn amazing insights about the … Continue reading 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) proudly presents the 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference (PUP) focusing on “Then and Now: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning.” It will be held Thursday, January 7 in the Ernst Cultural Center (CE) on the Annandale Campus. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference that brings all NOVA faculty together. You will learn amazing insights about the … Continue reading 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

NOVA’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) proudly presents the 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference (PUP) focusing on “Then and Now: Celebrating 50 Years of Learning.” It will be held Thursday, January 7 in the Ernst Cultural Center (CE) on the Annandale Campus. PUP is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference that brings all NOVA faculty together. You will learn amazing insights about the … Continue reading 11th Annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference Approaching

NOVA-TV Has New Videos Available

NOVA-TV Has New Videos Available

On August 17 at the Ernst Forum, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) held their New Faculty Experience. NOVA-TV Center was in attendance to record the event. Acting President Mel Schiavelli gave the welcome address and Alexandria Liberal Arts Dean Jimmie McClellan spoke about the importance of the College. To view the CETL videos, go online to: Acting NOVA President Mel Schiavelli Liberal … Continue reading NOVA-TV Has New Videos Available

Upcoming PUP on Parade Sessions

PUP on Parade Continues

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning identified several excellent presentations from the Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference in January and are offering them again this spring. This inaugural PUP on Parade is made possible by the graciousness of those who presented at the PUP Conference. To register or view the available presentations, go online. This week’s presentations are:  Cynthia Rathjen: “An Adventure … Continue reading PUP on Parade Continues

Workshop Connecting Students to Real World

The Office of College and Career Pathways and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning are offering “Connecting Students to Real World Experiences through Jobs, Internships, Externships and Volunteer Opportunities.” The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Room CA 317 at the Annandale Campus. Register online today. As NOVA students prepare to transfer to four-year institutions … Continue reading Workshop Connecting Students to Real World

CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) proudly continues the Faculty Focus Series “We’ve Flipped! Will You?” In these highly participatory sessions, tips and strategies are shared for developing an interactive classroom. Using techniques such as the flipped classroom, video lectures, student response devices, group discussion and publishers’ online-based learning systems, faculty can make learning a truly student-led experience. To register, go online. … Continue reading CETL Continues Flipped Classroom Series

Upcoming PUP on Parade Sessions

Upcoming PUP on Parade Sessions

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has identified some of the excellent presentations from the Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference and is bringing them to a campus near you throughout the spring semester. PUP on Parade is made possible by the graciousness of those who presented at the PUP Conference in January. Please review the available PUP on Parade presentations and register … Continue reading Upcoming PUP on Parade Sessions

Upcoming PUP on Parade Sessions

Upcoming PUP on Parade Sessions

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) has identified some of the excellent presentations from the Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference and is bringing them to a campus near you. PUP on Parade is made possible by those who presented at the conference in January and who have graciously agreed to present again. Please review the PUP on Parade presentations and register … Continue reading Upcoming PUP on Parade Sessions

NOVA and the World 2014-2015

NOVA and the World 2014-2015

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the Global Studies Committee have combined forces to present a strong Faculty Focus Series, “NOVA and the World.” The third workshop of the series, titled “Our Changing World,” will take place Friday, February 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at CETL Center, CG Room 218 on the Annandale Campus. Attendance will help faculty insert appropriate global issues into any course curriculum and … Continue reading NOVA and the World 2014-2015

PUP on Parade is Coming

PUP on Parade Is Coming

The 2015 Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference has concluded and everyone is back to teaching routines. However, PUP is not completely over for 2015. The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) will offer some of the many exceptional PUP presentations again at NOVA’s campuses. We are calling this inaugural event “PUP on Parade.” Fourteen presenters are putting 26 sessions on parade. Visit http://goo.gl/I7EAbB to review the PUP … Continue reading PUP on Parade Is Coming

CETL’s Teaching Institute: Faculty First-Year Experience

CETL’s Teaching Institute: Faculty First-Year Experience

About 50 faculty members attended the new faculty first-year experience workshops, followed by a session of the CETL Teaching Institute on October 31. Loudoun Provost Julie Leidig led the event with an amazing and informative welcome to the growing Loudoun Campus. Loudoun is thriving with many unique programs and features and leads the way with a shared space for classes with George Mason University. NOVA’s … Continue reading CETL’s Teaching Institute: Faculty First-Year Experience