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Peer Groups

The award-winning Peer Group program for Virginia’s Community Colleges encourages collaboration, creativity, problem-solving, planning, forecasting, learning, and networking in the VCCS.

A peer group is a natural association of 12 or more faculty by discipline, position or special interest. Each peer group will have the opportunity to meet every other year to discuss substantive issues related to curriculum revision, integration of technology, instructional innovations, and discipline updates. Peer group meetings are organized by a planning committee comprised of individuals in the discipline or peer group. Peer group/discipline (PGD) meetings provide an opportunity for faculty to learn from each other and enhance the success of their students and colleges.

Peer Calender Fall 2015

The following peer groups are scheduled to meet in the Fall of 2015. More information on each conference will posted when available.

Discipline Dates Chairs & Co-Chairs
Distance Education October 9 – 10 Chair: Donna Levy
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Psychology, Administrative Justice & Early Childhood Education October 23 – 24
Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke, VA
Early Childhood Education: Dr. Christine Schull
Northern Virginia Community College
Teacher Education Date & Location TBD Co-chair: Dr. Teresa Galyean
Wytheville Community College
Co-chair: Dr. Karen Newtzie
Rappahannock Community College
Communication, Visual & Performing Arts November 6 – 7
John Tyler Community College, Midlothian, VA
Co-chair: Kerrigan Sullivan
John Tyler Community College
Co-chair: Tracy McAfee
Wytheville Community College

Need assistance? Feel free to contact your college’s Professional Development Committee member or contact Nancy Harris, specialist for professional development.