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College Convocation is held the third week in August every year from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Annandale Campus.

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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, 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.

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.

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

Innovative Educators offers free webinars.

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

Apply to become a Fulbright Scholar. For more information, visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website or contact Susu Mattheisen, College Grants Specialist, smattheisen@nvcc.edu, 703.323.3541.

We are pleased to introduce from Miami University the Learning Communities Journal (ISSN 1946-0597), a peer-reviewed journal published by and for faculty, faculty developers, and administrators at universities and two- and four-year colleges to share research about, experiences with, and student and faculty learning through learning communities. The Journal provides a scholarly, written forum for discussion about all areas affecting faculty and student learning communities, and gives community participants the opportunity to share proven, innovative strategies and thoughtful, inspirational insights.