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May 20, 2014

More TOTAL Workshops Available

Here is a list of the TOTAL workshops that will be offered through either SVCC or DCC this summer. These are open to your college faculty, and if you are interested, feel free to advertise these at your institutions.

These workshops are free and open to any adjunct or full-time instructors. Remember that although these workshops will take place within Blackboard, sign-up for these sessions is through the Knowledge Center. Participants do need to be familiar with Blackboard to complete these sessions, except for the Blackboard Basics workshop. If a faculty member has never used Blackboard before or has used it in a limited capacity, you may want to encourage them to complete the Blackboard Basics session before any of the other TOTAL offerings.

All of these TOTAL workshops have required activities. The assignments are graded; all assignments must be completed; and an overall grade of 80% is required to receive a VCCS certificate of completion. The Blackboard session is very different from other TOTAL workshops in that it is self-paced, but all other TOTAL workshops have required due dates for tasks each week that the session runs. Peer-to-peer interaction is integral for the various sessions, and therefore everyone is expected to complete work on a set schedule.
Let Carrie or me know if you have any questions.

Workshop Title                                                                                      Workshop Dates
Designing Meaningful Discussions (SVCC)                                               May 26th - June 15th (3 Weeks)
Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning (DCC)                          June 2nd - June 29th (4 Weeks)
Captioning Media (SVCC)                                                                              June 9th - 29th (3 Weeks)
Developing Collaborative Activities (SVCC)                                              July 21st - August 3rd (2 Weeks)
Blackboard Basics (SVCC)                                                                             July 21st - August 10th (3 Weeks)

May 15, 2014

Next Staff Senate Meeting – Today, May 16, 2014 – Elections to be Held

The next Staff Senate Meeting is today, May 16, 2014, 10:00am – 11:00am in the Natural Science Center, N101.

Elections will be held for the co-chair position currently held by Tara Nepper and the recorder position held by Nicole Bell. Nominations can be sent via e-mail to Marla Whiteside, Tara Nepper or Nicole Bell.

Meeting minutes may be found on VWConnect through this link: https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/governance/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fsites%2Fgovernance%2FShared%20Documents%2FStaff%20Senate

At least one person from each office/department is asked to attend but all full- and part-time classified staff are eligible and encouraged to attend Staff Senate. Staff Senate is supported by the college’s administration.

Agenda items may be submitted to Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu), Tara Nepper (tnepper@virginiawestern.edu) or Nicole Bell (nbell@virginiawestern.edu).

May 14, 2014

Next Staff Senate Meeting – May 16, 2014 – Elections to be Held

The next Staff Senate Meeting has been scheduled for May 16, 2014, 10:00am – 11:00am in the Natural Science Center, N101.

Elections will be held for the co-chair position currently held by Tara Nepper and the recorder position held by Nicole Bell. Nominations can be sent via e-mail to Marla Whiteside, Tara Nepper or Nicole Bell.

Meeting minutes may be found on VWConnect through this link: https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/governance/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fsites%2Fgovernance%2FShared%20Documents%2FStaff%20Senate

At least one person from each office/department is asked to attend but all full- and part-time classified staff are eligible and encouraged to attend Staff Senate. Staff Senate is supported by the college’s administration.

Agenda items may be submitted to Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu) or Nicole Bell (nbell@virginiawestern.edu).

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

Summer 2014 Classes:

KIDS College Summer Youth Programs - Early registration discount available through May 30th! Follow link for more details http://www.virginiawestern.edu/kidscollege  Contact: Paulette Parkhill pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu or (540) 857-6514

QuickBooks for Business Workshop (ACCT 2195 - AC1) Thursday 6/5/14 - 6/19/14 (6:00pm-9:00pm) Click for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/conted/quickbooks.php - Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Project Managment Professional Exam Prep Certification (BUSC - 58672 AC1)  Thursdays  (6:00pm-9:30pm) 6/5/14 - 8/14/14
http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/pmp.php (visit http://www.pmi.org/CareerDevelopment/Pages/Obtaining-Credential.aspx for more information). Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Home Inspection Training Course now available! Online Home Study Course or 3-day in classroom course includes online Home Study Course; Class dates: July 25-27, 2014; 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM  Follow this link for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/homeinspection.php

May 12, 2014

Next Staff Senate Meeting – May 16, 2014 – Elections to be Held

The next Staff Senate Meeting has been scheduled for May 16, 2014, 10:00am – 11:00am in the Natural Science Center, N101.

Elections will be held for the co-chair position currently held by Tara Nepper and the recorder position held by Nicole Bell. Nominations can be sent via e-mail to Marla Whiteside, Tara Nepper or Nicole Bell.

Meeting minutes may be found on VWConnect through this link: https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/governance/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fsites%2Fgovernance%2FShared%20Documents%2FStaff%20Senate

At least one person from each office/department is asked to attend but all full- and part-time classified staff are eligible and encouraged to attend Staff Senate. Staff Senate is supported by the college’s administration.

Agenda items may be submitted to Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu) or Nicole Bell (nbell@virginiawestern.edu).

Webinar: Enhancing Student Learning Through Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning will host a webinar with Blackboard on May 15 at 2:00pm. The webinar will be focus on how one institution is dealing with the challenge to provide a resource that allows instructor to focus on the instruction, instead of technology. Jonathon D. Messer from the University of Richmond, will share how their institution utilizes Atomic Learning's online training videos within Blackboard Learn to extend learning opportunities and ensure classroom instruction is focused on the curriculum at hand.

Title: Enhancing Student Learning through Online Training Videos
Time: Thursday, May 15 at 2:00pm
Registration: Please Click here for more information and to register for the free webinar.

Please contact the department of eLearning and Instructional Technology at eLIT@virginiawestern.edu for questions.

May 8, 2014

Webinar: Enhancing Student Learning Through Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning will host a webinar with Blackboard on May 15 at 2:00pm. The webinar will be focus on how one institution is dealing with the challenge to provide a resource that allows instructor to focus on the instruction, instead of technology. Jonathon D. Messer from the University of Richmond, will share how their institution utilizes Atomic Learning's online training videos within Blackboard Learn to extend learning opportunities and ensure classroom instruction is focused on the curriculum at hand.

Title: Enhancing Student Learning through Online Training Videos
Time: Thursday, May 15 at 2:00pm
Registration: Please Click here for more information and to register for the free webinar.

Please contact the department of eLearning and Instructional Technology at eLIT@virginiawestern.edu for questions.

May 7, 2014

ASIST

ASIST SUICIDE PREVENTION “First Aid” TRAINING  (please forward)

The Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health, will host the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on June 25-26, 2014 at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, VA Read the rest of this entry »

May 6, 2014

Next Staff Senate Meeting – May 16, 2014 – Elections to be Held

The next Staff Senate Meeting has been scheduled for May 16, 2014, 10:00am – 11:00am in the Natural Science Center, N101.

Elections will be held for the co-chair position currently held by Tara Nepper and the recorder position held by Nicole Bell. Nominations can be sent via e-mail to Marla Whiteside, Tara Nepper or Nicole Bell.

Meeting minutes may be found on VWConnect through this link: https://vwconnect.vw.edu/sites/governance/Shared%20Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=%2Fsites%2Fgovernance%2FShared%20Documents%2FStaff%20Senate

At least one person from each office/department is asked to attend but all full- and part-time classified staff are eligible and encouraged to attend Staff Senate. Staff Senate is supported by the college’s administration.

Agenda items may be submitted to Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu) or Nicole Bell (nbell@virginiawestern.edu).

April 23, 2014

Food For Thought Student Club – Interest Meeting

Interested in food, gardening, health, environmental sustainablitly and inspiring others?
Attend an interest meeting to learn more about the new Food For Thought Student Club

Food For Thought Student Club - Interest Meeting
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
1:30-2:30 PM
THOMAS CENTER, G205

Interested and unable to attend? Contact: kplunkett@virginiawestern.edu. To learn more about Food For Thought, http://foodforthoughtva.org/
Food For Thought: An Edible Education Partnership, is a program dedicated to inspiring a healthier and happier community from the ground up.