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Academies/Seminars

Explore our Academies and Seminars, including the Classified Staff Leadership Academy, Faculty & Administrators Leadership Academy, and VCCS First Year and Adjunct Faculty Institute.

First Year & Adjunct Faculty Institute 2016 Photos!

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Professional Development Grants

Find grant opportunities, including Paul Lee Professional Development Grants and Paul Lee Workshop Mini-Grants.

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Peer Groups

Join colleagues in your discipline from across the VCCS for two-day mini-conferences that feature exciting sessions, speakers, and opportunities for networking.

Inquiry

Inquiry is an annual peer-reviewed journal that publishes original works of scholarship by VCCS faculty and staff.

New Issue Now Available!
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Regional Centers for Teaching Excellence

The VCCS offers five Regional Centers for Teaching Excellence that provide high-quality professional development programs related to teaching, learning, and technology.

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Awards/Scholarships

The VCCS offers several awards and scholarships to eligible faculty. Learn more about these exciting programs to further your career.

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VCCS New Horizons Conference

New Horizons is the premier teaching and learning conference of the Virginia Community College System.

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Chancellor's Professional Reading List

New! This curated list includes professional development book recommendations from VCCS college presidents and the VCCS Chancellor in the categories of education and leadership.

The Virginia Community College System Office of Professional Development (OPD) provides a cutting edge professional development program for faculty, staff and administrative leaders who lead and support student success efforts across Virginia’s 23 colleges, with 40 campus locations throughout the state of Virginia.

OPD aims to achieve the highest system-wide standards for excellence in professional development, providing a strategic, long-term vision and pedagogically advanced, culturally inspired, and academically rigorous programming that drives faculty and institutional excellence in Virginia’s Community Colleges.

OPD programs serve more than 2,000 full-time faculty, 9,000 adjunct faculty, and 3,000 classified staff, providing a robust, multi-faceted professional development program that supports outstanding teaching and learning; addresses the diverse needs and expectations of educators; explores the intersection of innovative technologies with classroom and student success; and resolves pressing workforce development, business and community demands.

OPD In the News

Inaugural Leadership Award Recognizes Outstanding Adjunct Professors


AWARDS & RECOGNITION: Inaugural Leadership Award Recognizes Outstanding Adjunct Professors Front row (l to r): Toby Cook (VHCC), Marci Gale (CVCC), David Warren (TCC), Dr. Kerry Ragno (TCC), Peggy Vaughan, Trina Campbell (GCC), and Dr. Joyce Hurt (SVCC). Back row (l to r): VHCC President Gene Couch, CVCC President John Capps, Chancellor Glenn DuBois, Dr. George Vaughan, Dr. Jeanne Wesley (GCC), and SVCC President Al Roberts. The inaugural George B. Vaughan Leadership Award for Outstanding...[READ MORE]


November 28, 2016


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Leading From Where They Stand

November 11, 2016


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

October 3, 2016


New Horizons Conference Shines for Golden Anniversary

May 17, 2016


Take Five With LFCC English Professor and This Year’s Susan S. Wood Professorship Winner Brent Kendrick

May 9, 2016


Take Five with 2016’s CATE Winner Beryl Solla

April 26, 2016


Contact Us!

Dr. Abigail Stonerock / astonerock@vccs.edu / (804) 819-5393
Director of Faculty Development
Nancy Harris / nharris@vccs.edu / (804) 819-4687
Programs Manager
Sandy Gharib / sgharib@vccs.edu / (804) 819-4966
Professional Development Coordinator
Gareth Bromser-Kloeden / gbromser-kloeden@vccs.edu / (804) 819-4787
Web & IT Specialist

Professional Development Committee Mission Briefing 2016


Upcoming Program Deadlines

Program Deadline
Summer 2017 Grant Applications Applications February 1, 2017
Chancellor's Faculty Fellowship Applications February 1, 2017
Chancellor's Commonwealth Professorship Applications February 1, 2017


Lilly Conference Series

Lilly Conference Series

The Office of Professional Development is proud to announce that Virginia’s Community Colleges are now a co-sponsor of the Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning. Click the banner to learn more about this exciting conference series.


 

Questions about professional development opportunities at your college? Every college has a presidentially appointed Professional Development Committee (PDC) representative who is your campus voice, and serves as a liaison to the VCCS Office of Professional Development. Select your college below and click the button to find your PDC member and contact them for more information.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS


Engineering & Applied Technologies, Information Systems Technologies & Computer Science Peer Group Conferences
Virginia Crossings, Glenn Allen, VA
February 2 - 3, 2017
English & Humanities Peer Group Conferences
DoubleTree Hotel, Williamsburg, VA
March 30 - 31, 2017
New Horizons 2017
Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, VA
April 12 - 14, 2017

REGIONAL CENTER EVENTS


New Regional Center events are added as details become available. Please check the OPD website for updates and new professional development opportunities.


Central Virginia Region

Navigating the Multi-Gen Classroom: Teaching "NextGen" from "MyGen's" Perspective
Central Virginia Community College
Merritt Hall, Multi-Purpose Room 1st Floor
January 13, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Student Success Workshop with Terrell Strayhorn
New River Community College
March 24, 2017
Mid-Central Virginia Region

No upcoming scheduled events.
Northern Virginia Region

No upcoming scheduled events.
Southwest Virginia Region

Nursing: Concept-based Curriculum Workshop
Sponsored by Elsevier
Wytheville Community College
December 9, 2016
PowerPoint for Learning: Leveraging PPT for Learning, not Presentation
Wytheville Community College, Galax Hall 201/202
January 20, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dual Enrollment & College English Faculty Forum - English Teachers Talking: Teaching Millennials
Virginia Highlands Community College
February 14, 2017
12:00 - 3:00 pm
Student Success Workshop with Terrell Strayhorn
New River Community College
March 24, 2017
OSHA Training 2
Virginia Highlands Community College
Spring 2017
Tidewater Virginia Region

Faculty Colloquium for Teaching & Excellence in conjunction with Thomas Nelson Community College
Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton Campus
January 4, 2017
Cognitive Blueprinting and Student Success
Thomas Nelson Community College
January 13, 2017