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Understanding Assessment as a Tool for Learning: Recent...

“Goal-directed practice coupled with targeted feedback enhances the quality of students’ learning,” said Barbara Millis, assessment expert and executive editor for “College Teaching,” during a workshop she facilitated for Valencia faculty on Thursday, January 19 and Friday, January 20, 2017. Throughout the workshop, she offered insights and tools to enhance Valencia faculty’s understanding and application […]

The New Valencia EDGE: Navigating the Essential...

Faculty may now search and register for faculty development and Teaching/Learning Academy courses, evaluate performance, check transcripts and conduct other development tasks in one centralized location — the Valencia EDGE. Over the next several months, we’ll explore what the Valencia EDGE offers faculty and how you can take advantage of the resources. Today, we’ll take a look at the […]

New Essential Competencies Implemented

From the Desks of Celine Kavalec, Faculty Director, Teaching/Learning Academy (TLA), and Suzette Dohany, President, Collegewide Faculty Association For 16 years, Valencia has used faculty competencies to define what it means to be a Valencia educator. Recently, in an effort to stay aligned with national conversations and literature about academic excellence, Valencia’s academic community completed a year-long review […]

Essential Competencies Reviewed and Feedback Sessions Sch...

The current Seven Essential Competencies of a Valencia Educator A message from Celine Kavalec, Faculty Director, Teaching/Learning Academy I’m happy to share that the Essential Competency Steering Committee received valuable feedback from faculty and deans collegewide upon review of the draft version of the revised competencies. Reviewing the competencies was important for a couple of reasons. […]

Essential Supervisors Competencies Certificate Program...

The second cohort of the Essential Supervisory Competencies (ESC) Certificate Program met on Tuesday, February 26, for a mid-point gathering to engage in activities that put their supervisory competencies to work using “real life” scenarios and situations. During this workshop, supervisors shared how they are implementing the skills they are learning in the ESC program, […]

Supervisory Competencies Certification Program: Register ...

Register now for the Essential Supervisory Competencies Certificate Program, created especially for supervisors. If you would like to participate in this program, you must first attend the introductory workshop on Tuesday, October 2. This highly impactful program focuses on the five key Valencia supervisory competencies: Communication, Collaboration, Manage Performance, Create a Culture for Employee Success, […]

Creating a Culture for Employee Success – The...

Creating a culture for employee success means supporting employees’ efforts to develop skills, knowledge and abilities that contribute to department goals and the development of their careers. By cultivating a rich environment for growth, supervisors can positively influence employees toward a spirit of service and meaningful contribution. Observable behaviors for this competency include recruiting and […]

Manage Performance – The Third Essential...

Managing performance is one of the most critical roles of supervision. Effective performance management requires a focus on developing your staff by providing timely feedback and performance assessment, fair and equitable policy administration, training, and other opportunities for learning. Observable behaviors for this competency include, creating development plans  (like the PDP) with employees that allow […]

Collaboration – The Second Essential Supervisory Competen...

Collaboration is a cornerstone in Valencia’s culture and the second essential supervisory competency. The collaboration competency includes a wide variety of attributes involving partnering, building alliances, looking for win-win situations, and promoting a participative process. The observable behaviors for this competency encompass creating and facilitating cooperation among diverse groups and individuals, demonstrating willingness to place […]

Communication – The First Essential Supervisory Com...

On pages 14–16 of the Valencia EDGE catalog, which was distributed to supervisors at the inaugural Supervisor Summit in January, the five essential supervisory competencies – communication, collaboration, managing performance, creating a culture for employee success, and planning – are defined and explained using observable behaviors. All supervisory courses and workshops, both online and instructor led, […]