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Psychology, Teacher Education,
Administration of Justice, and History & Related Disciplines

Peer Group Conferences

Welcome to the Psychology, Teacher Education, Administration of Justice, and History & Related Disciplines peer group conferences information page! The Psychology, Teacher Education, Administration of Justice, and History & Related Disciplines peer group conferences will be held October 23-24, 2015, at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, VA. Details about this meeting will be posted on this page as they become available.

If you have any questions regarding the meeting’s programming or agenda, please contact your peer group chairs.

Peer Group Chairs

Psychology: Lora Vasiliauskas, Virginia Western Community College
lvasiliauskas@virginiawestern.edu

Psychology Co-Chair: Glenn Fox, Tidewater Community College
gefox@tcc.edu

Teacher Education: Lori Killough, Lord Fairfax Community College
lkillough@lfcc.edu

Teacher Education Co-Chair: Teresa Hudson, Southside Virginia Community College
teresa.hudson@southside.edu

Administration of Justice: John Wilt, Danville Community College
jwilt@dcc.vccs.edu

History & Related Disciplines: Matt Brent, Rappahannock Community College
mbrent@rappahannock.edu

Agenda

The agenda will be posted as soon as it is available.

Conference Location

Virginia Western Community College
3094 Colonial Ave
Roanoke, VA 24015

Hotel Information

The registration deadline for the Holiday Inn Express Civic Center has been extended to midnight, Friday, October 16.

Holiday Inn Express Civic Center
815 Gainsboro Rd NW
Roanoke, VA 24016
(540) 982-0100

Reservations are to be made by calling (540) 982-0100. Please be sure to ask for the VCCS Peer Group room block.

Reservations for the Comfort Suites Inn are now closed. Address & contact information is available below for reference.

Comfort Suites Inn
2898 Keagy Rd
Salem, VA 24153
(540) 375-4800

Important: Please book your hotel room only through the phone number provided. See “Hotel and Travel Policy” below for more information.

Hotel Registration Deadline

The registration deadline for the Holiday Inn Express Civic Center has been extended to midnight, Friday, October 16.

Registration for the Comfort Suites Inn is now closed.

VCCS Coverage

The following coverage is provided by the VCCS Office of Professional Development:

Peer group conferences are free and open to all VCCS faculty, full- and part-time alike. Covered costs include the opening luncheon, conference materials, and single occupancy overnight lodging based on qualifying distances (see below).

Coverage for the following is at the discretion of the participant’s college:

Dinner the first night of the conference and travel expenses including mileage, parking, and meals while on the road may be reimbursable by your college. Please check with your supervisor for more information.

Hotel and Travel Policy

One night’s lodging is provided for all employees, full- and part-time alike, whose campus is 50 or more miles from the site of the meeting, and an additional night’s stay on the eve of the conference is available to those whose campus is 200 or more miles away. You will be asked to guarantee your reservation with a personal credit card, but once you arrive the charge will be transferred to the VCCS master bill. You will only be charged in the event of a no-show or for incidentals. To ensure you are placed in our block and receive our special state rate of $104.00/night, use only the numbers provided to book your reservation.

Please be aware of the following:

  • Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participant and must be guaranteed with a personal credit card. Call the hotel number listed above to reserve your room and be sure to ask the reservation agent for the VCCS Peer Group room block.
  • The room block will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until October 15, 2015 or the room block has sold out, whichever comes first. Please book early!
  • By booking in the conference room block, conferees will have their room charge and tax transferred to the VCCS master account upon check-in.
  • Charges for incidentals, additional people in the room not affiliated with the peer group, and upgrades above per diem are the responsibility of the individual.
  • The VCCS will not pay for rooms booked elsewhere while the block remains available.
  • Should the block sell out, contact us at opd@vccs.edu for instructions.
  • Hotel cancellations must be made directly with the hotel. No-shows are the responsibility of the participant.
Important Note:

In order to be afforded the coverage and protection of our VCCS’ contract with the hotel, you must follow our hotel booking procedures. To reserve a room or to inquire about the hotel’s cancellation policy, please call the hotel reservations number noted above. Do not reserve your hotel room through the hotel’s website or through an online booking site (i.e. Orbitz, Expedia, Kayak).

Call for Proposals

Psychology:

Psychology 2015 Peer Group Call for Proposals

Psychology List of Suggested Topicsicon

Teacher Education:

Teacher Education 2015 Peer Group Call for Proposals

Teacher Education List of Suggested Topicsicon

Administration of Justice:

Administration of Justice 2015 Peer Group Call for Proposals

Administration of Justice List of Suggested Topicsicon

The Call for Proposals deadline has been extended and will remain open until Friday, October 9th.

Participant Registration

All participants must register, presenters and attendees alike.

Psychology:

Psychology 2015 Peer Group Conference Registration

Teacher Education:

Teacher Education 2015 Peer Group Conference Registration

Administration Justice:

Administration of Justice 2015 Peer Group Conference Registration

History & Related Disciplines:

History & Related Disciplines 2015 Peer Group Planning Session Registration

Exhibitor Registration

To register as an exhibitor, please follow the link below:

Psychology, Teacher Education, Administration of Justice, and History & Related Disciplines Exhibitor Registration