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Office of Professional Development

Academies/Seminars

Explore our Academies and Seminars.

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Professional Development Grants

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

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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.

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Awards/Scholarships

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

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VCCS New Horizons Conference

Information on 2015's New Horizons conference can be found below.

Check out the all-new 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 / astonerock@vccs.edu / (804) 819-5393
Nancy Harris / nharris@vccs.edu / (804) 819-4687
Gareth Bromser-Kloeden / gbromser-kloeden@vccs.edu / (804) 819-4787
Professional Development Committee Roster 2014-15
Professional Development Committee Mission Briefing 2014

Calendar

Interested in attending a peer group meeting? Need to know when to submit your grant application? Click here to view all of our 2015 events and deadlines!

International Exchange Program

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

Inquiry

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

Magna Commons

Magna Commons


 

The Office of Professional Development is pleased to announce that VCCS employees now have access to unlimited faculty and staff development on-line, on-demand, system wide, anytime, anywhere! Please click the graphic to the left to learn more about Magna Commons.

OPD AT A GLANCE

Offerings & Programs



COVERAGE OF NEW HORIZONS


Second Lady Jill Biden talks community college role in Roanoke (WDBJ7) April 1
Jill Biden celebrates her fellow community college teachers in Roanoke (The Roanoke Times) April 1
Second lady Jill Biden speaks about Community Colleges in Roanoke (WSLS10) April 1

UPCOMING EVENTS


Classified Staff Leadership Academy Date Pending
Faculty & Administrators Leadership Academy September 28 - October 1
Distance Education Peer Group Conference October 9 - 10
Psychology Peer Group Conference
Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, VA
October 23 - 24
Communication, Visual & Performing Arts Peer Group Conference
John Tyler Community College, Midlothian, VA
November 6 - 7