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May 29, 2015

SAVE the DATE: 2015 Summer Instructional Technology Mini-Conference Friday, July 24

Following our very successful inaugural Mini-Conference last summer 2014, we have confirmed the date for the 2015 Instructional Technology Mini-Conference here at Virginia Western: Friday, July 24.  This is a no-cost, one-day conference and professional development opportunity for all Virginia Western faculty and staff.

Based on the overwhelmingly positive responses from last year’s post-conference survey, we decided to invite Dr. Peter Doolittle to be our keynote speaker again this year to share his expertise in higher education pedagogy, instructional design and curriculum development that promote effective teaching and learning. A series of breakout sessions will follow the keynote. Topics will include

  • Instructional design for deep learning;
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs) (with a focus on adopting existing OER resources/courses; what VCCS is planning; supporting efforts here on our campus);
  • Future changes to the Blackboard platform, new upgrades to Blackboard Collaborate;
  • Faculty showcases on best practices of online/hybrid course design and development; and
  • Effective teaching and learning practices for adult learners.

And YES, a full lunch and snacks will be included. A complete conference agenda and registration instructions will be distributed in the coming weeks.

May 20, 2015

VWCC EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Human Resources is currently accepting applications to fill the following vacant positions:

  • Nursing Faculty (RN/LPN)
    • Deadline:  06/01/2015 by 11:59pm (EST)

Open to VWCC Employees Only:

  • Administrative and Office Specialist III
    • Deadline:  05/29/2015 by 11:59pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Feel free to contact HR, 857-7282, with any questions.

Contact: Human Resources

May 14, 2015

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications to fill the following vacant positions:

  • Grounds Technician II
    • Deadline:  05/18/2015 by 5pm (EST)
  • Nursing Faculty (RN/LPN)
    • Deadline:  06/01/2015 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".

Contact: HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

May 11, 2015

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications to fill the following vacant positions:

  • Grounds Technician II
    • Deadline:  05/18/2015 by 5pm (EST)
  • Nursing Faculty (RN/LPN)
    • Deadline:  06/01/2015 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

May 7, 2015

Special Exam Week Hours in Brown Library

The Academic Link (main floor of Brown Library) and Library Services (top floor of Brown Library) are having special hours to support students through the end of this semester:

May 4 – May 9 (Exam Week)

Monday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm

Friday: 8am to 2pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

May 4, 2015

Summer 2015 TOTAL Workshops Available Now

VWCC has joined a consortium with BRCC, NRCC, WCC, and VHCC to maximize resources and offer as many TOTAL workshops to faculty as possible. The Summer 2015 TOTAL workshops are available now. For information about VCCS TOTAL Workshops, please go to: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/elit/total.php

Each workshop focuses on a single topic for your professional development plan. Here is the schedule:

Jun.1 , 2015 - Preparing Student Learning Objectives - 2 weeks

Jun. 22, 2015 - Using Best Practices in Online Teaching - 4 weeks

Jul. 6, 2015 - Implementing Open Educational Resources  - 3 weeks

Instructions for registering VCCS TOTAL Courses via the Knowledge Center:

  1. Login to the VWCC Knowledge Center: https://covkc.virginia.gov/vwcc/
  2. Go to Learning Center >> Course Catalog
  3. Enter Keywords: VCCS:TOTAL in the Search Text box. Click Search.
  4. Click on the course link of the course in which you would like to enroll, e.g. VCCS: TOTAL Implementing Open Educational Resources Workshop
  5. Click on the BRCC section, e.g. BRCC: TOTAL Implementing Open Educational Resources Workshop
  6. Click Enroll. You will see that your status changes to “Enrolled.” You will also see a statement confirming the date you enrolled: e.g. You enrolled in this item on 5/20/2015.
  7. After enrolling, you will be able to see the course(s) in which you are enrolled in the Scheduled Training box located on My Homepage: Home >> My Workspace >> My Homepage.

If you have questions or need assistance regarding the Knowledge Center, please contact Sarah Miller, Heidi McClintic or Carly Johnson in Human Resources. If you have any questions about the workshop format and content, please contact Carrie Halpin in eLearning & Instructional Technology (eLIT).

Special Exam Week Hours in Brown Library

The Academic Link (main floor of Brown Library) and Library Services (top floor of Brown Library) are having special hours to support students through the end of this semester:

May 4 – May 9 (Exam Week)

Monday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm

Friday: 8am to 2pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications to fill the following vacant positions:

  • Nursing Faculty (RN/LPN) Deadline:  06/01/2015 by 5pm (EST)
  • Records Coordinator/Registrar
    • Open to VWCC and VCCS Employees Only  Deadline:  05/11/2015 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website: www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select “CAREER OPENINGS”.  Feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.

May 1, 2015

Special End-of-the-Semester Hours in Brown Library

The Academic Link (main floor of Brown Library) and Library Services (top floor of Brown Library) are having special hours to support students through the end of this semester:

April 20 – May 2

Monday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm

Friday: 8am to 5pm

Saturday: 9am to 1 pm

May 4 – May 9 (Exam Week)

Monday through Thursday: 8am to 8pm

Friday: 8am to 2pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

April 29, 2015

VWCC Employment Opportunities

Human Resources is currently accepting applications to fill the following vacant position:

  • Nursing Faculty (RN/LPN)
    • Deadline:  06/01/2015 by 5pm (EST)

For more details about our application process and/or to complete the online application, please visit our website:  www.virginiawestern.edu/hr and select "CAREER OPENINGS".  Feel free to contact HR, 857.7282, with any questions.