Faculty & Staff

Professional Development

Professional Development Application

Virginia Western supports many professional development opportunities for faculty and staff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz5WJEWbf5I&feature=youtu.be). Professional development activities include on-campus training, VCCS opportunities for conferences and grants (http://www.vccs.edu/careers/office-of-professional-development/), non-VCCS travel and training, and educational aid for courses offered both on campus and at other institutions.

The Professional Development Committee has worked hard to improve the professional development funding process for 2014-15. Changes to the process include simplification of the application, inclusion of an option for attending more costly national conferences, and an automated submission process. Professional development funding is available to all full-time faculty and staff through this application process.

The deadline for applications was Sunday, March 16, 2014.

The Knowledge Center

The VWCC Knowledge Center (KC) was established to meet the educational, training, and learning needs of our employees and our community. The VWCC KC is a resource for training, learning, and career development for our college. It provides a clear path to learning and professional development through Online Learning, Managing Virginia Program (MVP), Performance Management and Professional Development.

As an employee of VWCC, you will find a wide variety of training and developmental opportunities designed to promote your professional and personal growth.

Email Sarah Miller in Human Resources at samiller@virginiawestern.edu to have your user rights established in the VWCC KC. In this email, please include your full name, the division you will be teaching in or department you are working for, and your current email address. Once you have been registered in the VWCC KC, you will receive a confirmation email with your login and password. It is recommended you change your password the first time you login to the VWCC KC.

Required Training

Within your first 60 days of employment, you are required to take the following online training sessions on VWCC's Knowledge Center:

  • VWCC–Ethics in the Workplace Online Training
  • VWCC–Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Back Safety (OSHA)
  • FERFPA
  • DHRM–WC–Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention
  • DHRM–HR Policy–Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy
  • DHRM–HR Policy–Compensation Policy
  • DHRM–HR Policy–Preventing Workplace Harassment
  • Virginia Security and Terrorism Awareness
  • MOAT

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