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March 24, 2015

STAFF SENATE MEETING THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH

NEXT STAFF SENATE MEETING – THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH

The next Staff Senate Meeting will be this Thursday, March 26th from 10:00am – 11:00am in the Natural Science Center.

Prior 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 be a part of Staff Senate. Staff Senate is supported by the college’s administration.

Agenda items may be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 25th to Pam Cox (pcox@virginiawestern.edu) or Marla Whiteside (mwhiteside@virginiawestern.edu.)

March 16, 2015

Boots2books 5K Glow Run

Early registration is now open for the Boot2books 5k Glow Walk/Run. New this year, we are also offering a Tough Run team event.

The race is May 1st at 8:00 PM. Wear your best glow in the dark costumes and accessories. Come for the race, but make sure you stay for the after-party. Live DJ, free BBQ from Mission BBQ, lots of prizes.

Register before April 10th for discounts. All proceeds will go to the Educational Foundation's Veterans Assistance Fund.

Visit http://www.virginiawestern.edu/community/boots2books.php for more information, and to register. And tell your friends!!

February 19, 2015

Webinar: Atomic Learning @ VWCC for Faculty and Staff

Atomic Learning can help move you and your students from awkward to awesome when using technology.  This resource is available to all staff, faculty and students at Virginia Western and covers over 270 applications.

We have scheduled an online webinar about how to use Atomic Learning for faculty and staff on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 12 to 12:50 (Will be delivered by Atomic Learning Staff). The webinar is about 50 minutes. We have reserved HR Training Room (F002). You are welcome to join us together to attend the webinar or you can access it online from your office or home.

Webinar Topic: Atomic Learning @ VWCC
Time: Thursday, Feb. 19 from 12 to 12:50
Location: HR Training Room (F002)

Or Access the webinar online at:

1. Please join my meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/524436189

2. Join the conference call:
Dial-in Number: 1-888-205-5513 FREE
Guest Passcode: 564384
Meeting ID: 524-436-189

Training Outline:
In this training, we will go over the Atomic Learning site, as well bringing the tutorials into your Blackboard courses.

  • Logging Into Atomic Learning
  • Overview of Searching
  • Overview of Series Page
  • Sharing outside of Blackboard
  • Implementing  Atomic Learning into Blackboard
    • Adding Atomic Learning Module to a Blackboard Course
    • Adding Atomic Learning to Content Area
    • Adding Atomic Learning using Mashup Tool

February 16, 2015

Webinar: Atomic Learning @ VWCC for Faculty and Staff

Atomic Learning can help move you and your students from awkward to awesome when using technology.  This resource is available to all staff, faculty and students at Virginia Western and covers over 270 applications.

We have scheduled an online webinar about how to use Atomic Learning for faculty and staff on Thursday, Feb. 19 from 12 to 12:50 (Will be delivered by Atomic Learning Staff). The webinar is about 50 minutes. We have reserved HR Training Room (F002). You are welcome to join us together to attend the webinar or you can access it online from your office or home.

Webinar Topic: Atomic Learning @ VWCC
Time: Thursday, Feb. 19 from 12 to 12:50
Location: HR Training Room (F002)

Or Access the webinar online at:

1. Please join my meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/524436189

2. Join the conference call:
Dial-in Number: 1-888-205-5513
Guest Passcode: 564384
Meeting ID: 524-436-189

Training Outline:
In this training, we will go over the Atomic Learning site, as well bringing the tutorials into your Blackboard courses.

  • Logging Into Atomic Learning
  • Overview of Searching
  • Overview of Series Page
  • Sharing outside of Blackboard
  • Implementing  Atomic Learning into Blackboard
    • Adding Atomic Learning Module to a Blackboard Course
    • Adding Atomic Learning to Content Area
    • Adding Atomic Learning using Mashup Tool

February 12, 2015

HP Colloquium 2015

HP Colloquium 2015

Please join us March 25, 2015 for the college wide Spring Colloquium brought to you by the School of Health Professions. Our Colloquium will be held today, February 11th, in Whitman Theatre from 12-1:30.   We have a great event scheduled!  All are welcome. Plan to come and go as your schedule permits.  The faculty presenters that we have lined up are as follows:

  • Mary Loritsch– Medical Diagnostic Imaging –advanced modality offering at VWCC
  • Barbara Wright - Associate of Science in Nutrition Degree
  • Jeff Gillette – Medical Lab Technology Profession

 

This is a great professional development opportunity and a great way to see what HP faculty members are doing in the classroom!  See you there!

 

January 26, 2015

Free Conference: 2015 Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (at Virginia Tech)

The 7th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy is focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research. Ultimately, the conference is an opportunity to demonstrate effective instructional practice and disseminate the latest research aimed at improving the quality of higher education. Conference website: http://www.cider.vt.edu/conference/

When: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, February 4-6, 2015
Where: The Inn at Virginia Tech and the Skelton Conference Center
Who: Faculty, Administrators and Students

Free Conference Registration: http://www.cideronline.org/confRegistration/

January 22, 2015

LASS Colloquium 2015

LASS Colloquium 2015

Please join us for the first college wide Spring Colloquium brought to you by the School of Liberal Arts and Social Science. Our colloquium will be held in Whitman Theatre (note the location change) on Monday, January 26th from 12-2:00.   We have a great event scheduled!  All are welcome. Plan to come and go as your schedule permits.  The faculty presenters that we have lined up are as follows:

Brad Burkholder – A Reading of Published Poems

Sue Thomas – A Driving Tour With Car-Art (Sue is the Recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award)

Annemarie Carroll – Helping Students Manage Class Anxiety

Thelma Simpson and Alexander Scott – How We Teach Difficult Grammar Topics in Spanish Class (Thelma is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award)

Ann Moser and Amy White – Teaching Biology using the novel Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver.  A combination of biology and English!

This is a great professional development opportunity and a great way to see what LASS faculty members are doing in the classroom!  See you there!

Amy Anguiano

LASS Colloquium 2015

LASS Colloquium 2015

Please join us for the first college wide Spring Colloquium brought to you by the School of Liberal Arts and Social Science. Our colloquium will be held in Whitman Theater (note the location change) on Monday, January 26th from 12-2 pm.   We have a great event scheduled!  All are welcome. Plan to come and go as your schedule permits.  The faculty presenters that we have lined up are as follows:

Brad Burkholder – A Reading of Published Poems

Sue Thomas – A Driving Tour With Car-Art (Sue is the Recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award)

Annemarie Carroll – Helping Students Manage Class Anxiety

Thelma Simpson and Alexander Scott – How We Teach Difficult Grammar Topics in Spanish Class (Thelma is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award)

Ann Moser and Amy White – Teaching Biology using the novel Prodigal Summer, by Barbara Kingsolver.  A combination of biology and English!

This is a great professional development opportunity and a great way to see what LASS faculty members are doing in the classroom!  See you there!

Amy Anguiano

January 21, 2015

Spring 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 Spring 2015 TOTAL workshops are available now. For information about TOTAL Workshops, please go to: http://www.virginiawestern.edu/elit/total.php

Each workshop focuses on a single topic for your professional development plan. Registration is open. The schedule is:

Jan. 26, 2015  - Blackboard Basics - 2 weeks

Feb. 2, 2015 - Using Best Practices in Online Teaching - 4 weeks

Mar. 2, 2015 - Preparing Student Learning Objectives - 2 weeks

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

Instructions for Accessing 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.
  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 1/21/2015.
  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).

January 15, 2015

STAFF SENATE MEETING – NEXT THURSDAY, JANUARY 22ND

NEXT STAFF SENATE MEETING – THURSDAY, JANUARY 22ND

The next Staff Senate Meeting will be Thursday, January 22nd from 10:00am – 11:00am in the HR Training Room (F02).

Prior 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 be a part of Staff Senate. Staff Senate is supported by the college’s administration.

Agenda items may be submitted no later than Wednesday, January 21st to Valerie McKnight (vmcknight@virginiawestern.edu.)