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Assessment as a Tool for Learning

Assessment at its best promotes students’ learning; it doesn’t just measure it. Come to the Assessment as a Tool for Learning seminar (ASMT 2121), facilitated by Dr. Linda B. Nilson of Clemson University, and explore the components of an effective assessment cycle. At this seminar you will learn how to: Use formative and summative assessment […]

Congratulations to the TLA Class of 2015

As we kick off a new academic year, 15 Valencia faculty members are also beginning the three-year process to become tenured. Let’s wish them well as they begin their journey through the Teaching/Learning Academy, a community of practice that supports new professors, counselors, and librarians through the process designed to assist tenure candidates in expanding […]

International Scholar on Critical Thinking Visits Valencia

On April 5 and 6, Dr. Gerald Nosich, an internationally recognized scholar on critical thinking, visited Valencia to facilitate a series of informative workshops for students and faculty. This event was the culmination of a semester-long focus on supporting the integration of critical thinking throughout the curriculum. During his visit, students learned to become more […]

Class of 2012 Tenure Candidates Celebrate Milestone

Fourteen, full-time faculty members have successfully completed the pre-tenure process and submitted their final portfolios as part of the Individualized Learning Plans through the Teaching and Learning Academy. To celebrate this accomplishment, a reception was held at the Special Events Center on Friday, April 20, recognizing their upcoming transition to fully tenured faculty. During the […]

Valencia Welcomes the TLA Class of 2014

This semester Valencia welcomes one of its largest Teaching/Learning Academy (TLA) classes with 62 new tenure-track teachers, counselors and librarians. The Class of 2014 is the largest since 2006 when 47 tenure candidates began their journey at Valencia. The TLA is a two-and-a-half-year process that teaches Valencia educators how they can enhance student learning – […]