Faculty & Staff

Professional Development

Professional Development Application

Virginia Western supports many professional development opportunities for faculty and staff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz5WJEWbf5I&feature=youtu.be). Professional development activities include on-campus training, VCCS opportunities for conferences and grants (http://www.vccs.edu/careers/office-of-professional-development/), non-VCCS travel and training, and educational aid for courses offered both on campus and at other institutions.

The VWCC Professional Development Committee has revised and digitized the application for professional development funding and the process for submission of the form. The application includes requests for and information about VCCS Activities, Conferences/Training/Certifications, and Educational Aid.

The application form can be accessed and submitted here.

Please read the form carefully as updates and revisions have been made to the application as well as to the awarding of professional development funds.

The new schedule for applying and receiving approval is as follows:

Submission deadline: May 15, 2015, 5:00 p.m. (Late applications will be not be accepted)
Professional Development Committee review of applications: Summer 2015
Notification of funding: August 16, 2015

The Knowledge Center

The VWCC Knowledge Center (KC) was established to meet the educational, training, and learning needs of our employees and our community. The VWCC KC is a resource for training, learning, and career development for our college. It provides a clear path to learning and professional development through Online Learning, Managing Virginia Program (MVP), Performance Management and Professional Development.

As an employee of VWCC, you will find a wide variety of training and developmental opportunities designed to promote your professional and personal growth.

Email Sarah Miller in Human Resources at samiller@virginiawestern.edu to have your user rights established in the VWCC KC. In this email, please include your full name, the division you will be teaching in or department you are working for, and your current email address. Once you have been registered in the VWCC KC, you will receive a confirmation email with your login and password. It is recommended you change your password the first time you login to the VWCC KC.

Required Training

Within your first 60 days of employment, you are required to take the following online training sessions on VWCC's Knowledge Center:

  • VWCC–Ethics in the Workplace Online Training
  • VWCC–Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Back Safety (OSHA)
  • DHRM–WC–Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention
  • DHRM–HR Policy–Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy
  • DHRM–HR Policy–Compensation Policy
  • DHRM–HR Policy–Preventing Workplace Harassment
  • Virginia Security and Terrorism Awareness
  • MOAT

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