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 2014
The following peer groups are scheduled to meet in the Fall of 2014. More information on each conference will posted when available.
|Discipline||Dates||Chairs & Co-Chairs|
|World Languages||Sept. 26-27||Isi Kessel, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Information Systems Technologies||Oct. 2-3||Dorothy Connelly, email@example.com
Jim Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Science||Oct. 17-18||Jim Holden, email@example.com|
|Nursing & Allied Health and Physical Education||Oct. 23-24||Susan Hunter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elaine Beaupre, email@example.com
PE: Brian Clark, firstname.lastname@example.org
|English & ESL||Nov. 6-7||Abby Montgomery, email@example.com
Co-chair: Camille Mustachio, firstname.lastname@example.org
|New Faculty Seminar||Nov. 13-14||Office of Professional Development, email@example.com|
|Global Studies/Sociology||Nov. 20-21||GS: Isi Kessel, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOC: Heidi Morehead, email@example.com
Need assistance? Feel free to contact your college’s Professional Development Committee member or contact Michael Dixon, coordinator of professional development, or Nancy Harris, specialist for professional development.