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July 10, 2014

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 25th 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

July 9, 2014

Staff Senate Luncheon – Next Week!

The Staff Senate will hold our annual meeting/luncheon on Wednesday, July 16th beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Fralin Center.

Come join us for a fun Mexican-themed lunch (Catered by Chipotle) with games, prizes, salsa dancing and more!

Have a dessert that is your specialty? Bring your favorite dessert for our Dessert Contest! No need to sign up in advance, just bring it to the room before 11:30 a.m. Cold items can be kept in the refrigerator in room HP204 (Catering Kitchen).

All full and part-time classified staff are invited and encouraged to attend!

IN ORDER FOR US TO KNOW HOW MUCH FOOD TO ORDER, PLEASE REGISTER! You only need to complete the information marked with the red asterisk http://calendar.activedatax.com/virginiawestern/EventRegistration.aspx?Rid=134&Iid=836557&Frm= This link has been fixed!

More information to come! Get over the Hump by joining us on Wednesday, July 16th! Questions? Contact Tara Nepper.

Calendar Tip – Unlocking Doors – PLEASE READ!

When adding a reservation to the college's online calendar, don't forget to select the resources needed to have your room ready.

If you've made room reservations and have not selected the resource for Campus Police to unlock your doors that means someone else is double checking for you. Please don't leave this to chance!

Please refer to these instructions which will help you make sure your needs are met. http://www.virginiawestern.edu/facstaff/docs/FacStaffCalendarInst.pdf

On page 12 you'll find instructions on using the Resources section of the calendar. Be sure to use this to make sure your room is unlocked by Campus Police, need support from the Media Geeks or require a guest wireless password.

New option! A new option to use is "No need to unlock, user has a key". Please use this option if you do not need Campus Police to unlock the door. Using this option will let us know that the resource was not accidently left off.

Thank you and please contact Tara Nepper with any questions.

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

July 8, 2014

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

July 7, 2014

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

Carol Childress Scholarship Fund Raffle

Need a new Dell laptop or a night away from home?  Contact Natalie Talbott (ntalbott@virginiawestern.edu or 7-6124) it you are interested in entering a raffle for one of these 2 items.

$5 per ticket or 6 tickets for $25  (on sale until Thursday, July 10)

All proceeds to go towards a VCCS Scholarship in memory of Carol Childress who worked on the VWCC campus for many years and was at Greenfield working for the VCCS Systems Office in Richmond until her sudden death in October 2013.

Carol received two associates degrees from VWCC and loved the community college system. Please help us as we honor her memory in this way.

Natalie

Thank You!

Thank you to all of my Virginia Western family for your thoughts, prayers, emails, texts, Facebook posts, and the many other expressions of kindness that you have shared with Wes and I following his accident. I have often said that Virginia Western is a large place but a small family. I have been overwhelmed in a wonderful way with how true this is and in what a supportive family you are. Your thoughts and prayers have made a real difference in helping us to focus on the positive and help Wes move in leaps and bounds toward recovery. For that, we are truly grateful. Thank you!

Elizabeth, Wes and Ashley Wilmer