Awards for new and on-going professional development are available to NOV A faculty and staff through the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Opportunities for developing your professional growth and development through VCCS grants include the following areas:
- Discipline Development: Build knowledge and skills within an academic discipline or professional specialty.
- Instructional Development: Improve classroom teaching, learning and assessment techniques.
- Career Development: Provide tools for effective personal planning to improve the quality of work and life.
- Organizational Development: Enhance administrative and leadership skills to fulfill the institutional mission of the College.
Faculty may apply individually or collaboratively for time and expenses. Maximum funding for time is eight credits. Most time is funded at four credits. Summer funding for Paul Lee Professional Development Grants is $2,500 (minus FICA). The funds are paid as a stipend and will not become part of an individual's base salary. The VCCS also offers mini-grants up to $1,500 for workshops.
All proposals must be reviewed by the Office of Grants Development prior to electronic submission. Please contact Susi Mattheisen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.32.3541 for assistance.
The annual deadlines for submitting an application are: February 1, April 1 and September 15: VCCS Paul Lee Professional Development Grant Application.