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Office of Professional Development


Explore our Academies and Seminars.


Professional Development Grants

Find grant opportunities, including mini-grants and
Paul Lee Professional Development grants.


Peer Groups

Peer groups are a wonderful way to keep current on trends and issues in academic disciplines and to learn new teaching strategies.

Regional Centers for Teaching Excellence

Are you aware of the Regional Center for Teaching Excellence near you? Build faculty networks and address issues specific to your region here.



Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence,
SCHEV's Outstanding Faculty Award, and more.


VCCS New Horizons Conference

2014 New Horizons Conference...April 9-11, 2014!
Check out the New Horizons Website.

Welcome to the central source for information about the Virginia Community College System Office of Professional Development. Our opportunities are available to the faculty, administration, and staff of the VCCS and are second to none. Please take a moment to see how we can further your professional development.

This vibrant state-wide program was started in 1992-1993 to promote faculty development.

Contact Us!

Dr. Abigail Stonerock / / (804) 819-5393
Michael Dixon / / (804) 819-4785
Nancy Harris / / (804) 819-4687
Professional Development Committee Roster 2014-15


Interested in attending a peer group meeting? Need to know when to submit your grant application? Click here to view all of our 2014 events and deadlines!

International Exchange Program

Check out our International Faculty Exchange Program.
Find opportunities to study abroad.


The academic journal for Virginia's Community Colleges is here.
Faculty and Staff - submit your research and academic writing to this peer-reviewed journal.


Events Events

New Horizons 2014 was another record-breaking conference, with over 180 hours of diverse programming designed to support Professional Development. Mark your calendars now for New Horizons 2015, April 1 - 3 in Roanoke, Virginia.

Click here for links to recorded sessions and presenters' materials.