PLEASE NOTE – The pandemic has impacted our programing, awards and scholarships.
Contact opd@vccs.edu before completing any awards and scholarship applications.

Peer Groups

 

Connect with Your Peers

Both full- and part-time faculty are automatically enrolled in their discipline-specific peer group sites on Canvas. Check your course listings and take advantage of this system-wide tool to collaborate with your colleagues on curriculum development and topics of concern to your field.

To join cross-disciplinary groups such as Distance Education and Open Educational Resources, click here to email us to request enrollment or other assistance.

Bi-Annual Meetings

Groups typically meet every other year on a rotating schedule to discuss substantive issues related to curriculum revision, integration of technology, instructional innovations, student success and supports, and discipline updates. Peer group conferences are organized by a planning committee comprised of individuals in the discipline or peer group and are grouped by related programs or disciplines. Budget permitting, these meetings are supported with minimal travel costs for college faculty and staff.

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for this Fall’s peer group conferences:
NOTE: Dates subject to change.

  • October 14-15, 2021: Communication; Visual & Performing Arts; Culinary Arts; Psychology; Administration of Justice
  • October 21-22, 2021: Coaching & Advising
  • November 11-12, 2021: Student Development; Student Services; Enrollment Management; Teacher Education; Early Childhood Education; Learning Assistance Professionals