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College Convocation is held the Thursday following August 16 every year from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Annandale Campus.

Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference is held by and for NOVA faculty who are interested in sharing best practices in teaching and learning. Check the website for workshops and deadlines for submitting your proposal for a presentation. The PUP Conference is a collaborative effort with Academic Services, CETL, ELI, HR, TAC and WSDM.

VCCS Professional Development offers grants, mini-grants and scholarships for your teaching and learning. You may also participate in the New Faculty Seminar, a Faculty Learning Community, the New Horizons Conference (held in April) and Peer Discipline conferences. Both full-time and adjunct faculty are welcome to participate.

VCCS Northern Virginia Regional Center - NOVA is part of the Center and NOVA’s Nan Peck is the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. CTE provides a forum for dialogue, reflection and enhancement of teaching, and modeling an innovative learning community. Visit their blog.

MERLOT Pedagogy offers hundreds of suggestions for understanding how learning works, how to design instruction, teaching strategies, responding to teaching challenges and assessment.

4faculty.org has some excellent modules for teaching. The VCCS is an institutional member. Create a free account to view the modules.

MERLOT Elixr is a collaborative tool for faculty to post and to use case stories and faculty development resources. Watch videos on teaching strategies for engaging learners and cooperative learning in large groups.

The latest issue of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is now available online.

You may find the Advice Columns helpful at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network operates an electronic mailing list. This list is hosted by the University of Notre Dame's John A. Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning.

Insider Higher Ed is terrific -- you can subscribe to receive a daily email message. Check out In Focus - Community Colleges.

The Teaching Professor offers terrific articles; Maryellen Weimer's writings are especially helpful.

Innovative Educators offers some free webinars.

Weekly Innovations - Check out the videos.

National Teaching and Learning Forum offers some free issues of its newsletter.

Fulbright Scholar – Apply to become a Fulbright Scholar. For more information, visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website or contact Stacey Bustillos, coordinator, global studies and programs at 703.323.4224.