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7th Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy

The conference is focused on higher education teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Proposals are due September 10, 2014. Registration is now open as well.

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2014 TEDxVirginiaTech (After Dark!)

The third TEDxVirginiaTech is being held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 6:00-9:00 pm at the new Moss Arts Center. All of the 2012 and 2013 TEDxVirginiaTech videos are now online! TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

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Special Announcements

Thank a Teacher

Virginia Tech's "Thank a Teacher" program allows students and alumnae to express their appreciation for teaching excellence at Virginia Tech. If a teacher (e.g., professor, instructor, or graduate teaching assistant) has made a positive contribution to your educational experience, consider sending them a thank you note.

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2014 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award

Wu-chun Feng, Professor and Elizabeth & James Turner Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, received the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching with Technology from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV). The SCHEV OFA honors a Virginia faculty member's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, knowledge integration, and public service.

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Certificate Programs

New Faculty / Early Career Teaching Certificate

Interested in developing learner-centered teaching skills? Faculty within their first 6 years of full-time teaching in higher education are encouraged to apply to be a participant in this certificate program. Activities, topics, and interactions have been developed and customized to meet the pedagogical needs of those early in their career.

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Instructional Scholars Teaching Certificate

Want to immerse yourself in a community of teaching scholars? Faculty who have at least 6 years of full-time teaching experience in higher education are encouraged to apply to be a participant in this certificate program. The two-semester program emphasizes practical, theoretical, and empirical knowledge of scholarly teaching and learning, as well as the growth of curricular, strategic, and instructional skills through engagement in authentic instructional activities.

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Large Class Teaching Certificate

Teaching a large class? This certficate program focuses on effective and practical research-based approaches to learner-centered instruction in large classes. This certificate program will include both the nuts-and-bolts of large class logistics and fostering active learning/hands on, minds on instruction.

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