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Past Announcements - CETL

A Professional Development Opportunity for Faculty
CETL is proud to announce an opportunity for NOVA teaching and professional faculty to serve as CETL Associates on each campus. The CETL Associate Program works to support the NOVA and CETL missions of promoting world-class teaching.

We're looking for faculty members to serve as knowledgeable allies for excellence in teaching and learning. Interested faculty should have a high interest in learning about pedagogy and faculty development and enjoy working closely and constructively with other faculty on and away from your home campus.

As part of the three-year (reviewed and renewed each semester) program, you will become part of a service-oriented CETL Associate Learning Community in which you grow and share your own teaching, and mentor other faculty within the NOVA community.

Leading Voices Come to NOVA
Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies Featuring Dr. Robert Beichner
04.19.13
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Innovation Center

Learn how changes in students' backgrounds should impact what happens in the classroom. Develop a brief history about lecture halls and see state-of-the-art alternatives. Obtain experience with hands-on activities and see how you can develop similar tasks for your own instruction.

To learn more about Dr. Beichner, click here.

Spring 2013 CETL Teaching Squares
Gain New Perspectives and Insights Into Your Teaching

The CETL Teaching Squares Program is a mentoring program that allows full-time and adjunct faculty to gain new perspectives and insights into teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection.

The program began in Fall 2012 and the qualitative feedback has been excellent, proving that this program is well worth your time.

Teaching Squares consists of four faculty members from the same campus (preferably from different disciplines) who collaborate for one full semester. Each faculty member will observe each class within their Teaching Square and then meet and discuss, through a guided process, what they have learned about their own teaching from the observations.

For more information, see the CETL Blog. We hope you will join a Teaching Square at NOVA!
Gain New Perspectives and Insights Into Your Teaching

The CETL Teaching Squares Program is a mentoring program that allows full-time and adjunct faculty to gain new perspectives and insights into teaching through a non-evaluative process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection.

The program began in Fall 2012 and the qualitative feedback has been excellent, proving that this program is well worth your time.

Teaching Squares consists of four faculty members from the same campus (preferably from different disciplines) who collaborate for one full semester. Each faculty member will observe each class within their Teaching Square and then meet and discuss, through a guided process, what they have learned about their own teaching from the observations.

For more information, see the CETL Blog. We hope you will join a Teaching Square at NOVA!

Leading Voices Come to NOVA
Rethinking Learning in an Information Age Featuring Dr. Ike Shibley
03.29.13
9:00 a.m. - Noon
AN Campus, CE Seminar Rooms A through D
In this workshop we will examine some of the technology that facilitates learning outside of class such as screencasting, online quizzes, collaborative online tools, multimedia activities and technology for students to create new learning. We will also explore the types of active learning that is possible in the newly liberated face-to-face time such as clickers and white boards. If you are interested in exploring ways to help students learn more using technology, then this workshop is for you.

After the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Reflect on their own teaching practices to identify better methods for helping students to learn.
  • Explain the major types of design for college courses.
  • Explain multiple types of technology being used in higher education.

Spring 2013 PUP Conference Concluded

The 2013 Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference has concluded. Thank you for attending. We look forward to the 2014 PUP Conference.

You can view the recordings of Dr. Templin, the PUP keynote speaker, Dr. Charles Poland, and the plenary talk by Professor Rebecca Kamen by signing into your Blackboard Account and clicking on 'Faculty and Staff Videos' in the 'Video On-Demand-Faculty' section and navigating to 'Power Up Pedagogy,' followed by 'PUP 2013.'

You are invited to visit the CETL PUP 2013 Live Blog. You are welcome to post comments about PUP on our blog page. If you attended PUP, you will receive a survey to complete as well. Your feedback is very much appreciated.

Power Up Your Pedagogy: Registration

The eighth annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) Conference is now closed for online registration. Walk-ins are welcome but be sure to bring your own lunch. All faculty and staff are cordially invited.

The 2013 PUP Conference will be held on January 9 and 10 in CE on the Annandale campus.  It is an exciting, award-winning, professional development conference that brings together all NOVA faculty and staff. When you attend, you’ll leave with amazing new insights about the best teaching practices, ideas, tips and tricks.

Interactive peer presentations will be the heart of the conference. Attend up to five sessions and choose from more than 80 different interactive sessions.

Three conference addresses will highlight the conference including a welcome address by Dr. Templin, a keynote speech by Dr. Charles Poland and a plenary talk by Rebecca Kamen.

A backchannel to make it your own conference: A backchannel conversation is one that occurs concurrently with the main conference and gives a voice to attendees. Each can add content to the conference, comment on it as it progresses and share inspirations from it.

There will be a vendor fair that will allow you to visit with representatives of companies dedicated to supporting education in the CE Forum. Great door prizes supplied by vendors. Must be there to win.

PUP has an important commitment to sustainability. You’ll be able to choose how you want to receive your program –- in a printed format or electronically. You’ll also be able to print your individual conference schedule through the Conference Event Planner as soon as the program is finalized.

PUP will provide a complimentary lunch for pre-registered attendees. Walk-in registrations will be welcomed, but lunches will not be provided for those who register at the door. There will be alternative meal venues in the CA and CF buildings for those who have not pre-registered.

January 9 and 10, 2013
CETL is looking forward to the 8th annual Power Up Your Pedagogy Conference. Through you, NOVA celebrates world-class teaching across our campuses. You are cordially invited to submit your proposals for one or more breakout, speed visiting and/or workshop sessions. All college faculty, directors, coordinators, program heads and key administrators, including provosts, deans and division chairs are invited to "Showcase and Share" your best ideas and practices.

CETL Teaching Consultations
Teaching Consultations will allow you to take a new look at your teaching practices, create opportunities for you to explore and further your own goals for teaching, and allow you to improve student learning. All consultations are completely confidential.

To schedule a consultation, send an email to CETL@nvcc.edu. Be sure to include your campus location.

To learn more, go to the CETL Blog.

Teaching Squares
11.27.12 
Allows you new and interesting insights into your teaching. All faculty (full-time and adjunct) are invited to participate.

  • It is non-evaluative/self-reflective. The CETL Teaching Squares Program allows faculty to gain new perspectives and insights into their teaching through a completely non-evaluative process. It works through a process of reciprocal classroom observation and self-reflection.
  • How it works -- four faculty members join forces. Each Teaching Square consists of four faculty members who work together for a semester. These faculty visit each other’s classes and then meet/discuss through a guided process, what they’ve learned from the observations.
  • Commitment -- Your campus CETL Associate will assist with coordinating visits, but each group determines its own schedule.

Welcome Back
08.18.12
CETL Faculty Associates welcomed new adjunct faculty at the Alexandria, Annandale, Manassas, Loudoun and Woodbridge campuses.

New Faculty Orientation
08.13.12
CETL was pleased to host more than 70 new full-time faculty members at the New Faculty Orientation: NOVA and YOU. For three days, the faculty attended the orientation event co-sponsored by CETL and Human Resources. We welcome the changes and innovations the new faculty will bring to the 25 disciplines that they represent, in all of NOVA’s academic divisions on all six campuses. To read the full article about this event, go to the CETL Blog.

CETL SuperProfs Recognition
04.25.12
Congratulations to CETL 2011-2012 SuperProfs! CETL SuperProfs is an award given to faculty and staff members who are nominated by their peers for excellence in teaching. The award winners were feted at a reception in the CETL Center on Wednesday, April 25.