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July 10, 2014

Summer 2014 Grades

Grades for the summer 2014 term are due by 9:30 a.m. on July 31. Grade rosters for dynamic classes that have already ended may have the final grades entered now. Please remember to save your grade roster(s) in the "Approved" status. Please follow the instructions for populating the Last Date of Attendance field at:  http://www.virginiawestern.edu/facstaff/docs/LastDateofAttendanceFieldSpring2013.pdf. Additional information on recording grades is available online at http://virginiawestern.edu/studenthelp/faculty/index.php. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Lorry Conklin or Karin Cole.

Boots2Books 5K Run – Volunteers Needed!

Want to help support a great cause? Sign up today to volunteer to help with Boots2Books 5K Run to benefit the Veterans Assistance Fund, hosted by the Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association. Saturday, August 30, 2014 beginning at 9 a.m. Race starts at Virginia Western campus

Want to participate as a runner? Register online here, or Download the PDF registration form here to register by mail. (PDF)

Registration Fees: (Before August 15th)
General public runner: $30
VCCS student or employee: $20
Veteran or active military: $15
Walker: $10
Race-day registration: $35

For more information, contact
Virginia Western Armed Forces Student Association
president Matthew Jones at mjones0373@email.vccs.edu.

2014 Instructional Technology Mini-Conference

The eLIT department and the VWCC Plus 50 Initiative are co-sponsoring the 2014 Instructional Technology Mini-Conference, a free one-day conference and professional development opportunity for all Virginia Western faculty and staff. The Mini-Conference will include a full day of sessions delivered by outside professionals on a broad range of topics: Blackboard Collaborate and Blackboard IM, Flipping the Classroom, Atomic Learning, Blackboard Learn Roadmap, and Instructional Technology for Adult Learners (Plus 50 learners). A complete conference agenda can be found here: http://vwccelit.blogspot.com/

VWCC faculty who complete the full-day mini-conference will receive a certificate equivalent to the completion of two-weeks of TOTAL workshop credits. These credits will contribute to satisfying the “Professional Development Objectives for Faculty Teaching Hybrid and Online Courses” as outlined in the new Faculty Evaluation and Development Plan (see page 9).

For faculty anticipated to teach only on-campus courses, these credits will also be considered “appropriate training in teaching with technology” that will contribute to meeting professional development objectives in the teaching domain of the new Faculty Evaluation and Development Plan (see page 9).

Time: Friday, July 25, 2014 from 8am to 4:15pm
Location: HP Multipurpose Room
Registration is now open at: http://tinyurl.com/kzff635
Conference Flyer: http://tinyurl.com/lnzsekm

Friday Night Fever

There's only one cure for Friday Night Fever - a night out with your co-workers at El Rodeo. Stop by El Rodeo on 419 after work on Friday, July 18th for a meal, a drink, conversation, and fun! No agenda, no to-do list, just wind down on a Friday night. The conversation and fun is free, everything else you have to pay for.

This event is the brain child of the Health-Wellness-FUN Committee of the Staff Senate but everyone is welcome to attend.

2014-2015 Budget Update

As most of you are aware, the Virginia General Assembly was late adopting a state budget. The college only became aware of our funding for next fiscal year on June 23, 2014. As a result of the delay, the college’s internal budget process is similarly delayed. To carve out more time for our internal college process, 25% of the base operating budgets (same as last year’s allocation) will be loaded this week to allow spending in 2014 -2015 to continue; however, the college’s budget for the 2014 – 2015 budget year will not be finalized until on or around August 1st. At that time, you will receive information about the pending operating and personnel requests and your new budget for 2014 -2015.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly by email or phone. Your continued cooperation and patience is appreciated.

Cheryl C. Miller,
Vice President of Finance