New Podcast Series and PUP Proposals

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) seeks senior faculty members who are, by their own estimation, in their final five years of service to the College before retirement for a new podcast series, “Hello, Farewell.” In each episode of the podcast, one junior faculty member will interview a senior faculty member, asking questions related to NOVA, career highlights, and changes to professional fields over the decades.

The podcast will be produced through a collaboration between CETL’s Nicole Tong and the Faculty and Staff Resource Center (FSRC) Director Hector Revollo in the FSRC’s recording studio throughout the 2019-2020 academic year.

The impetus for the podcast is CETL Coordinator Nicole Tong’s desire to capture a faculty member’s institutional memory before retirement and to immerse new faculty members into NOVA’s college culture in a meaningful way in their early years while they need the most support.

There is currently a wait-list of junior faculty participants, but Nicole Tong is actively looking for senior faculty members who want to contribute from any campus and discipline. Recordings will take no longer than one hour on a one-time basis and will be archived on the CETL page of the NOVA website. Those interested should contact Nicole Tong.

Additionally, the CETL team invites submissions to the 14th annual Power Up Your Pedagogy (PUP) conference through October 18 for concurrent sessions taking place on January 8 at the Annandale campus. The theme for this year’s conference is “Innovate 2020: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century,” while the areas for submission include the following concentrations:

  • Innovating the Lecture, Engaging Students
  • Instructional Partnerships
  • Supporting Readers, Writers, Thinkers, and Communicators in the Disciplines
  • Small Changes, Big Results
  • Where Have We Been, Where are We Going?
  • Teaching Non-Traditional Adults and Other Overlooked Students

All members of the NOVA community are cordially invited to submit a presentation proposal for a 45-minute peer session, a 45-minute training, or a 90-minute workshop. Sessions with the potential to draw a broad attendance across disciplines, campuses, and professional roles are the most likely to be accepted. Expressing how the panel or workshop is likely to benefit an audience is encouraged for all sessions; to considered, those proposing a training or workshop must include what attendees will be able to do or produce in the session description. Presenters may participate in a total of two sessions but should not be the sole or lead presenter for more than one. For further ideas about each concentration, see the original submission call via NOVAInfo, an email from September 20. Use the following submission link: https://www.nvcc.edu/webforms/pup/proposal.aspx

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